50 years ago, the first omega–Clock traveled in the universe. With the special edition Speedmaster “Omega First in Space”, the traditional watch manufacturer recalls this unique moment.
“Omega First in Space”
The first man in space, wearing a clock from Omega, astronaut Wally Schirra was the. Before 1965 all Speedmaster watches were approved by the manufacturer of NASA for space mission, Schirra was already at 03 October 1962, a Speedmaster on his wrist when he was aboard the Sigma 7 Mercury-Atlas 8 mission was. Flew six times the Omega Speedmaster in just under nine hours around the world. And according to the distance of 231,718 kilometers, they are still ticking.
A historical Chronograph
2012 marks the first space flight of an omega. On this occasion brings the Omega Speedmaster Limited “Omega First in Space” on the market.
The condensed in only 37.7 millimeter stainless steel case Chronograph Clock is a real and so are on the black dial three ads, which are intended to keep time. The case back is engraved with a sea horse logo and the model designation and the historic date “October 3, 1962”.
Thanks to luminous material is the time of the Speedmaster “Omega First in Space” in the darkness of the cosmos easy to read. A striking feature is the black aluminum bezel with tachymeter scale, determined by the speed can – though not necessarily a rocket. The bracelet is made of brown leather with beige stitching.