Every year, Omega presents another restricted release of – as I would see it – the most delightful chronograph ever, the Speedmaster Professional . It is one of only a handful few watch brands, or maybe the lone brand, that moves away in my book with all these restricted releases. This year, it was 40 years prior that Omega accompanied the team of Apollo 15 to the Moon.
The Apollo 15 Mission, that began the 26th of July 1971 and securely returned on the seventh of August in 1971. On the 30th of July, the group handled their Lunar Module on the outside of the Moon, to remain there for 4 days. This on Wiki has an incredible and nitty gritty portrayal of the Apollo 15 mission.
As you can see, Omega utilized the mission fix as a motivation for the plan of the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 15 dial. Not just the external piece of the dial has the shades of the fix, additionally the sub dials got the mission’s colors. Previously, Omega has utilized the mission patches for the sub dial at 9 o’clock ( more about the fix models can be perused here ), distinctive dial tones (white dial) and various inscriptions for the situation to commemorate a NASA mission. Actually, I love the entirety of the Apollo restricted releases, particularly the Apollo 13 restricted version with the Snoopy fix on the 9 o’clock subdial and the Snoopy picture working on this issue back.
This Apollo 15 could maybe be my second most loved mission Speedmaster. The red, white and blue tones are utilized such that it doesn’t rule the watch that much by any stretch of the imagination. The most amazing aspect is looking into it back however, a great etching of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
Underneath the case back, you’ll locate the great ol’ Lemania based chronograph, known as Omega type 1861. Despite the fact that Omega has been presenting their new in-house developments, for example, type 8500 and 9300 (chronograph), the Speedmaster Professional will stay a hand wound watch.
Omega is presently conveying this watch – presented during BaselWorld 2011 – to all their approved sellers. Among them is , companion of this show, who got their first Apollo 15 Speedmaster Professional last week.
This Speedmaster Professional Apollo 15 is restricted to 1,971 pieces only and retails for 4.250,- Euro or $6052.00 USD.
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