To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the monumental Apollo 11 moon landing, Omega is sponsoring The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition entitled Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography. The iconic watch company is also releasing the Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” The Met Edition watch before the exhibition opens.
The Moonwatch “First OMEGA in Space” was inspired by the watch worn by astronaut Wally Shirra in 1962 as he orbited the earth during the “Sigma 7” mission of the Mercury Program. This numbered edition model features a bold varnished black dial with a small seconds dial, a 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, along with a central chronograph hand and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The black bezel, with its tachymetric scale, is mounted on a 39.7 mm stainless steel case with symmetrical casebands and straight lugs, and the watch is presented with two straps: a red-and-white polyamide NATO strap with The Met logo embossed on the loop, and one in traditional brown leather.
At the heart of this chronograph is OMEGA’s calibre 1861, the famous manual-winding movement that was worn on the moon, which is covered by a caseback embossed with the original 1962 Seahorse as well as The Met logo.
This special edition OMEGA Speedmaster comes in a cobranded gift box. You can pick up your very own Omega Met Edition today for $5,200. And meanwhile you can always check two of our collection: best black watches for men and top 10 most expensive wrist watches world.