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Omega Reinvents The Speedmaster Apollo 11 For Its 50th Birthday

Our watch of the week once went to the moon. Now, it's going for gold
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Omega is keen to talk about its astronomical achievements, and rightly so. The iconic Speedmaster graced the wrists of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during a certain historic Apollo 11 mission, meaning the manufacturer landed the very first watch on the moon. Fifty years on, it's ready for liftoff once again with a brand new piece: the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th anniversary limited edition.

Paying tribute to the original BA145.022 model, this re-issue is even more impressive thanks to an in-house 18-karat gold alloy named 'Moonshine' by Omega. What's more, a sizeable 42mm dial bears the prestigious 'Au750' marking in reference to solid gold components.


Other features include a burgundy ceramic bezel (a nod to the original that was to be a gift for Richard Nixon and his VP, Spiro Agnew), alongside onyx indices and an impressive hand-wound movement.

All of which makes for a pretty great watch. But with just a limited production run of 1,014 pieces, Omega's anniversary piece is set to spark a space race of Cold War proportions, priced at approximately £24,000.

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Join the queue from July onwards, and learn more online at Omega.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.ukMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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