In 1969, astronauts Neil Amster and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed on the moon, and the Speedmaster became the world’s first watch to land on the moon. Fifty years later, in 2019, the Omega Planet Ocean UltraDeep professional diving watch successfully dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, setting a world record. Since then, OMEGA has unlocked the omnipotent achievement of going into the sea from heaven. It is not only the only watch brand in the world that has ever landed on the moon, but also the holder of the diving record for diving watches. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, Omega released two limited edition Speedmaster “Apollo 11” watches.
The first is the replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Gold 310.60.42.50.99.001. The prototype of this watch was in 1969. To celebrate the successful moon landing, Omega specially designed a Speedmaster watch with an 18K gold case and a Burgundy red circle. In the same year, Nos. 3 to 28 of this model were given away. NASA astronauts. This new Omega Speedmaster clone watch launched this year has made a great innovation in the material, using Moonshine 18K gold, which is a brand-new alloy material. As the name suggests, it has a luster like moonlight and is compared with traditional gold materials. It can maintain a more lasting color and luster. The burgundy red bezel is made of zirconia ceramics.
The second replica Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition watch 310.20.42.50.01.001, limited to 6,969 pieces. In this watch, the moon landing element is everywhere. The first is the “11” digital hour scale made of Moonshine 18K gold at 11 o’clock to pay tribute to the Apollo 11 mission. Followed by the 9 o’clock sub-dial, using laser engraving technology to print the real image of astronaut Aldrin when he stepped on the moon. And on the back of the watch, you can see the footprints left by Armstrong on the surface of the moon, and the classic saying that surrounds the footprints, “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”.
Among the 300-meter diving chronographs, this year’s model with black ceramic buttons is particularly eye-catching in this series. The case of this replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph rose gold 126.96.36.199.01.001 watch is made of Sedna® 18K gold. The black ceramic bezel is polished after laser ablation and the scale is very shiny against the matt ceramic bezel. The wave pattern of the dial is also different from the past. The laser-engraved dial makes the wave pattern of this watch convex instead of concave in the past, and more three-dimensional.