In the year 1957, the OMEGA Speedmaster was born out of these requirements – to create a robust chronograph that was water-proof, easy to read, easy to use and exceedingly precise. It became the original timepiece in a legendary family, commonly known as the first watch ever worn on the moon, and easily well-loved by many collectors.
This year in 2017, OMEGA celebrates the past six decades of the Speedmaster with the global exhibition aptly named “Replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary”.
Within the exhibition space, visitors can admire the fascinating history of this timepiece through photographs, vintage watches and interactive screens, through which the visitors will be able to navigate on a microsite dedicated to the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary and a special section called “Faces of Speedmaster” that collects images from famous Speedmaster owners all over the world.
The exhibition will be held at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and will be open to the public from 29 June to 9 July from 11.00am until 9.00pm, daily.
For a newly announced partnership with the Starmus Science Festival and in support of its Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication award, Omega will present each of this year’s three winners with a special 18k yellow gold Omega Speedmaster cheap fake watches UK. The association with a space and science festival like Starmus should make sense to anyone familiar with Omega and the Speedmaster’s history with NASA and its continued involvement in related projects. Let’s now look at the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph Starmus Science Award Gold watch, which is not available for sale, and its purpose for existing.
Apart from all the gold and the engraved case back, this Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph appears to be, in most ways, the classic Moonwatch – the Omega Speedmaster Professional waterproof replica watches. Here, the 42mm case, as well as the bezel, hands, and applied indices are 18k yellow gold. Essentially, anything that was either steel or white in color has been replaced with gold, including the tachymeter scale and the printed elements of the dial. Fully monochromatic, gold looks as lovely as ever paired with black here on the dial, bezel, and leather strap.
Although Omega doesn’t give a lot of details on these specific limited models, we can assume that the specs are mostly consistent with the standard Moonwatch. Of course, inside is the manually wound Omega 1861 cam-actuated chronograph movement that is more or less the modern version of the movement that famously accompanied the NASA astronauts to the Moon.
As mentioned, the typical seahorse logo-engraved case back is replaced here with a special engraving for the Starmus Festival and the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. The engraving matches the actual medal that winners will receive in addition to the watch. It depicts the first ever human spacewalk by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (who was most likely wearing a long-lost Soviet government-issued watch), with the “Red Special” guitar of Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May emerging from beyond the horizon, and the Starmus logo.
Why Brian May’s electric guitar, you may ask? Mr. May also happens to have a doctorate in astrophysics and had a hand in founding the Starmus Festival along with Garik Israelian. That kind of makes him a rockstar in more than one sense of the word. The Starmus Festival has a mission of communicating about and promoting science to the public. The three Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication awards will go to three different categories; Science Writing, Films, and Music and Art. Finally, engraved around the edge of the case back are the words “Winner of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.”