A new Baselworld and a new limited edition Omega
Speedmaster Professional watch right? Like clockwork... This year the piece is known as the Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz 35th Anniversary Watch, and is meant to celebrate the 1975 launch of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft - an historical mission due to its collaboration between the US and the then USSR. This was also the final mission with a space shuttle bearing the "Apollo" name. It is known as the first international space flight. In remembrance of this event, the watch will be limited to just 1975 pieces with a specially engraved caseback. The watch will also feature a special dial made from meteorite - probably the best feature of the watch. Personally, I love meteorite watches
, and it has always looked pretty darn good on the Speedmaster Professional. You can see that the meteorite has been given two colors, a lighter tone for the subsidiary dials. Otherwise, the watch pretty much remains the same. With the same steel case and manually wound mechanical chronograph
With all this focus on preserving the heritage of the moon landing and space shuttle events
, I think that the Swatch Group (parent company of Omega), should step in and try to save NASA, from a short-sighted US Government that is contemplating the closure of the extremely important US treasure. A couple of hearings on behalf of NASA would help at least. That would be an event worth watching CSPAN for.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review