Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Restricted Version (Stay Pics & Pricing)

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The dial is gray with black sub-dials for the chronograph minutes, the 12-hour counter, and the operating seconds, and there’s a black observe for the hours and minutes on the periphery of the dial. The sub-dial for the seconds at 9 o’clock presents an fascinating point of interest. On the 9 o’clock place, there’s a laser-engraved picture of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepping down onto the lunar floor, recalling Apollo 11’s fateful touchdown in 1969. This laser engraving, and likewise the bezel, have been produced in 18-karat Moonshine Gold, a brand new alloy that’s barely paler than yellow gold, which Omega has developed for longterm colour stability. The bezel ring is ceramic, and the tachymeter scale has been made in Ceragold. The watch’s case is constituted of stainless-steel, as is its bracelet. Turning it over, one is greeted not with an open view of the cal. 3861, however with one other tribute to 1969’s lunar touchdown. Laser-engraved onto a moon-surface texture is a picture of an astronaut’s footprint framed by Neil Armstrong’s legendary quote, transmitted from the lunar floor again to the earth at 10:39 EDT on July 20, 1969: “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN – ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.”


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