The Speedmaster, otherwise known as the first Swiss Omega in space, has a longstanding and dramatic history with NASA. Launched in 1957, the watch has accompanied NASA astronauts on numerous missions—including the ill-fated Apollo 13 voyage to the Moon, during which astronaut Jack Swigert used his Speedmaster to accurately time the now-famous course correction of their crippled craft, bringing the crew safely home.
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Although World Cup is over now there is no respite in sight for host Brazil, who are now busily preparing for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio. Despite an incredible amount of international pressure and mounting concerns that the country was not capable of hosting an event of such magnitude, the Brazilians were able to restore some confidence in their abilities with their successful performance at the World Cup (well, off the field at least!)
It happened earlier this year, at Baselworld 2015, that Swiss Omega added not one or two, but four new colorways to their Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon watch, that they originally released in 2013. The "DSotM," as it is sometimes referred to, has been a resounding success - perhaps apart from the rather long waiting lists customers in some parts of the world had to endure as they anticipated the delivery of their Dark or Grey Side Of The Moon watches.
Founder’s Note: When we posted the Swiss Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer earlier today we were reminded of one of the real highlights of 2015; our trip to Texas to celebrate the Speedmaster. And to shake hands with George Clooney. In a year of many press trips, it was the one. The unforgettable. And it resulted in one of the longest stories we’ve ever produced. So please, put the kettle on, settle into your most comfortable chair while we fly you to the moon.
Let's get one thing straight - the new "First Omega In Space" Speedmaster that you see above is awesome. It was released this March at Basel World and it really looks the part of vintage Speedmasters. Based on the Reference 2998 worn by Astronaut Wally Schirra into space aboard the Mercury Atlas 8 mission in October of 1962, this watch seeks to, and I believe succeeds in, capturing the hearts of all those watch fans out there that think of the vintage Speedmasters as the quintessential watch (seriously