With a longstanding history of space exploration, Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon in 1969 wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional, the Speedmaster is the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions from Gemini to the current International Space Station program.
Widely celebrated for its association with space exploration, the Omega Speedmaster, also dubbed the Moonwatch, is the only timepiece to ever be worn on the moon. The history behind the Speedmaster family of chronographs is often popularized by Buzz Aldrin who wore one when he landed on the moon in 1969. However, the Omega Speedmaster was launched into space long beforehand as Walter “Wally” Schirra dawned his own Speedmaster CK 2998 during the Sigma 7 mission of the Mercury program in 1962. At the time, NASA had not yet made wristwatches a part of the official astronaut uniform, but as time passed and technology evolved, they began demanding mechanical backup timing devices. Today, the Omega Speedmaster is the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions, giving definition to its precise, reliable, and rugged character. If you’re one who seeks variety and limited edition models, the Moonwatch will take your breath away. Explore our Omega Speedmaster collection for a breadth of models including hand-wound stainless steel pieces and automatics with ceramic cases. Interested in learning about the history of chronographs as a whole? Read this article to discover why the complication is so beloved. Or, get an in-depth look at a particularly notable Speedy when you read this article.
Standout Omega Speedmaster Watches
Perhaps one of the most interesting elements of the Speedmaster story is that Omega has continuously created new limited edition pieces to capture the attention of collectors. In an attempt to diversify the Omega Speedmaster collection, various renditions and generations have hit the market to create intrigue and exclusivity, much like the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Silver Snoopy—an Apollo 13 45th anniversary commemorative piece. Additionally, Omega’s four official Speedmaster Mark Series boast a plethora of other unique models like the Speedmaster 1045 TV Dial. Discover more about the seemingly endless world of Omega Speedmasters and uncover three lesser known models when you read this article.
Buying an Omega Speedmaster
As the world’s leading platform for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches, we take pride in our unrivaled selection of Omega Speedmaster watches. Each piece is inspected by our team of experts to guarantee authenticity and bring it to manufacturer operating standards. Our ever-changing collection of Omega Speedmaster watches heightens interest among collectors who are always looking for a new, rare piece. Whether your interest in this renowned watch was sparked by a love for precision in racing and sport, or you simply find its association with the Moon a fascinating part of history, our selection has timepieces for all—from a vibrant Omega Speedmaster with a red dial to a sharp Dark Side of the Moon Speedmaster.
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