Friday, April 27, 2012

spatial origins , First Omega in Space

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first steps of man on the moon, the home of luxury watches Omega released a limited edition Speedmaster "First Omega  in Space".

This chronograph design subtly vintage is probably a favorite of the French, but also all fans around the world because it carries the memory of the greatest achievement of humanity: that of our natural satellite, the Moon.

But be careful: careful observation of this version of the famous Speedmaster chronograph allow true connoisseurs to put this reissue from watch products put into production by the Omega factory in Bienne before 1963.

Because the model presented here does not offer this middle-flowing characteristic for protecting the pushers and the crown-appeared after that date. This fabulous timepiece is the extrapolation of an instrument that belongs to the fantastic story of the conquest of space, without being part of the official program of NASA, as this timer is the official watch of this organization the 1 March 1965, after successfully undergoing a battery of tests ruthless.

In fact, it incorporates the features of the room as astronaut Walter M. Schirra carried personally, in the space capsule Sigma 7 Mercury-Atlas program 8, launched on 3 October 1962. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this historic first flight, Omega offers this reference numbered edition, with a sapphire crystal showing the exact profile of the period, made ​​Hesalite (scratched Plexiglas). It beats to the rhythm of the caliber 1861, extrapolation of the reference cal. 861 intended, in 1968, to replace the Lemania caliber 321, which powered the original model.

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