Omega Introduces New ‘first Omega Into Space’ Numbered Chronometer
In 1962, astronaut Walter Schirra wore a Speedmaster into space while performing the Mercury-Hercules 8 mission. On October 3, with the launch vehicle rushing into the clear blue sky, the legendary history of Omega’s iconic Speedmaster Chronometer exploring space began. In fact, only two and a half years later, the Speedmaster was certified by NASA as ‘competent for all manned space flight missions.’
Now, to commemorate the pioneering initiative of Walter Scheira and the historic moment when the first Speedmaster entered space, Omega has launched a new ‘first Omega into space’ numbered chronograph. This watch inherits the classic design of the Speedmaster. The case is made of 18K Sedna ™ gold, with symmetrical lugs, and the case is engraved with the 1962 hippocampus emblem.
The brown polished ceramic bezel ring with matte chrome nitride tachymeter scale is quite unique. The PVD sub-dial and minute scale are also brown-colored and surround the silver-white center dial. The 18K Sedna ™ gold hour and minute hands incorporate Alpha and Baton hands, and the applied hour markers indicate time information.
Similar to the famous moon watch, this watch is equipped with an Omega 1861 manual winding mechanical movement. In addition to the hippocampus emblem, the bottom of the case is engraved with the words ‘THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE’ and ‘OCTOBER 3, 1962’ (October 3, 1962). Omega’s new ‘First Omega into Space’ numbered chronograph has a brown leather strap with beige silk stitching.