This special tablet reprint contains a trio of articles about Omega’s famous Speedmaster, a.k.a. the Moonwatch, so-nicknamed for its role in NASA’s Apollo program. All three articles were published in the June 2012 issue of WatchTime magazine and are reproduced here as they originally appeared. One is a comparative test in which a new version of the Moonwatch, equipped with a co-axial escapement, goes head to head with the traditional Moonwatch. The second article is a history of the Moonwatch and its adventures in outer space. Finally, there’s a four-page photo portfolio showing special, commemorative editions of the Moonwatch going back to 1969.
HOW HIGH THE MOONS?
We tested two versions of Omega’s famous Speedmaster Moonwatch. Which scored better?
When Omega introduced the Speedmaster in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon.
Ever since the first moon landing, Omega has been issuing Speedmaster Moonwatches commemorating major space missions.