Baselworld 2014: Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary


Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 45 - frontAmong the new Omega watches at Baselworld 2014 — several of which we have covered previously on WatchTime.com — was a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster Professional  “Moonwatch” that commemorates the historic moon landing of 1969.

The Omega Speedmaster Professional was designed to evoke the colors of the moon and the materials of the Apollo 11 Lunar command module. The astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the latter wearing an Omega Speedmaster, emerged from this module to first set foot on the lunar surface. The Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition has a 42-mm case made of fully brushed grade 2 titanium and a black PVD dial with gold elements. The dial is produced using a special laser that removes the material around the text, the numerals on the three subdials (for 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters and small seconds) and hour markers to create a 3D effect that many Omega Speedmaster Professional fans will appreciate.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 45 - front

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 45 - strap

Rose gold is used judiciously, for the hour indices and hands, while Omega’s proprietary Sedna gold serves as the material for the bezel, which encircles a matte-black ceramic ring with a tachymeter scale, a defining element of the Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” models. The central chronograph hand is rose-gold-plated.

The hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands of this Omega Speedmaster Professional are also coated with Super-LumiNova, as are the hour indices and the two dots at 12 o’clock. The box-form sapphire crystal above the dial is scratch-resistant and treated on both sides with nonreflective coating. The gray titanium case, which is meant to resemble the metal of the lunar landing module, is water-resistant to 50 meters.

3 Responses to “Baselworld 2014: Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary”

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  1. Mpc1055

    I agree that there are many similarities between this watch and the Romain Jerome watch, but considering the Speedmaster WAS actaully worn by the astronauts on the moon, then I would say Romain had no right making the comerative watch in the first place!

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  2. OTTO AU

    This idea and watch, even the # produced is a TOTAL rip-off of Romain Jerome Moon DNA series, have omega no shame?

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