That’s the one we (nearly) anticipated . We were 90% certain that Omega would come with another release of the Snoopy Speedmaster Professional. The one we envisioned is anyway very a long way from this new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award ref. 3126.96.36.199.04.003. Utilizing the notorious Speedy Pro base, it anyway brings another dial as well as a few little subtleties that will make a proper collectible edition.
Before we go into what’s happening in this Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award, let’s first gander at what doesn’t change. The base of this restricted version (1.970 pieces) is THE old style Omega Speedmaster Professional a.k.a Moonwatch, which means a 42mm chronograph made in both cleaned and brushed stainless steel, with a 3-counter design and utilizing the Omega Caliber 1861. In fact speaking, Omega keeps here the almost same (and absolutely amazing) formula since 1965 . A Snoopy Award release of the Speedmaster isn’t either an oddity, as Omega presented a first form (made in 5441 pieces) in 2003 – that showed a fix with Snoopy outlined in the sub-counter at 9 and a particular caseback.
For Baselworld 2015, Omega is coming with a new release that praises the 45th Anniversary of the heartbreaking Apollo 13 mission. Why Snoopy however? “On April 17, 1970, the world looked as the Apollo 13 Command Module arrived in the Pacific Ocean after a sudden emergency happened 200,000 miles from Earth. The mission was cut short and the space explorers completed various mid-course redresses to accomplish the direction that would permit them to reemerge Earth’s environment. Both the Apollo 13 crew members and Omega got the Silver Snoopy Award (a NASA mascot) in acknowledgment of its commitments to the whole Apollo program.”
The 2015 release of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award shows a dark & white shading plan and a few subtleties to help to remember this mission and award. The dial shows a white foundation with dark engravings and hands. The files are glowing white plots with top cavities loaded up with dark stain. The little second sub-counter at 9 shows the NASA mascot Snoopy saying “Failure isn’t an option”.
Something else is likewise exceptionally perceptible: the 14 seconds scale beginning from 0 composed “what could you do in 14 seconds?” – a reference to the length of the thrust the space travelers accomplished to make to welcome the module on its orbit. The bezel is likewise explicit to this Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award release. Regardless of whether it may seem to be like the old style Moonwatch, it is here made of Polished dark earthenware [ZrO2] with a Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award likewise comes with a committed caseback. Protected by a scratch-safe sapphire precious stone is a 925 silver emblem that takes after the pin that accompanied the Silver Snoopy Award that OMEGA got in 1970. The silver Snoopy is mounted on a plate of a similar material and is encircled by dim blue enamel.
Finally, this new Speedmaster Snoopy contrasts from the traditional version from its tie, a black covered nylon texture tie with white sewing, built up around the openings and including a foldover fasten. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award will be created in a version restricted to 1,970 pieces with the reference 3188.8.131.52.04.003. Value is to be uncovered soon.
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