Last year I committed an error. At the point when the Omega Speedmaster Pro Apollo XI 45th Anniversary came out, with the titanium case and Sedna gold bezel, I didn’t request it straight-away. What followed, was a quest for a fair evaluated (which implies – not over rundown value) Apollo XI Patek Philippe Reviews In the end I was a few them, however all route over the underlying rundown cost in Euro money. In this way, I chose to keep that from happening again and I requested the new Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award even before I saw it in the tissue in Basel.
My karma was that I was too quick with requesting an Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award, so I could pick an individual number that has an uncommon significance to me. Like a great many people have while mentioning a particular number. In any case, it was up to Omega whether to concede this number to me, of course.
When we had our arrangement in BaselWorld with Omega, the Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award stood out enough to be noticed from the majority of us ( see this article, with 5x our Top 5 BaselWorld Patek Philippe Reviews + 5 bummer Patek Philippe Reviews ). Glad that I requested one, as it would be an incredible expansion to my Apollo XIII Mission fix model and my 2004 Snoopy Award Speedmasters. Besides, it would be my first Speedmaster Professional with a white dial. Not something I’ve explicitly been searching for, but rather it is a pleasant variation.
So subsequent to standing by persistently for a very long time, I got an email and that my Patek Philippe Reviews was en route to the . Omega began the conveyance of the Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award in October, however I can’t appear to discover what the specific request is in conveying. Additionally, not every person has his or hers yet, from what I comprehended. My supposition that will be that the hand-engraved casebacks take additional time that at first arranged, however this is just a wild guess.
Although we previously covered the new Speedmaster Professional Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award in this article , I figured it is intriguing to do an additional involved survey dependent on some ordinary wearing. As I’ve experienced in the most recent weeks, is that the Patek Philippe Reviews unquestionably wears somewhat not the same as the ordinary Moonwatch.
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award
I won’t really expound on the Snoopy and the relationship with the Speedmaster. We’ve covered that multiple occasions here and I did a full article regarding that matter for our sister-distribution WatchTime ( ).
However, something that stressed me a piece was the imprinting on the dial. There is a great deal going on there. “What could you do in 14 seconds?” is printed along with 14 little comic casings in the moment track on the dial and alludes to the specific planning of 14 critical seconds during the arrival of the Apollo 13 Command Module in 1970. At that point, there is our number one Beagle in the sub dial at 9 o’clock with a little book swell over the middle pinion saying “Failure isn’t an option!”. Words that were verbally expressed in the 1995 Apollo 13 film by the entertainer in the job of Flight Director Gene Kranz (he never utilized this line during the real mission, but later on utilized expressions of comparative kind during a meeting with the content essayists. After the sentence was utilized in the 1995 film, Gene Kranz utilized ‘Disappointment isn’t an alternative’ as a title for his life account that showed up in 2000.
Details on the Dial
Then there are a few subtleties that I didn’t truly saw during our 1 hour BaselWorld arrangement, yet during the most recent few weeks while wearing the watch.
One of those subtleties is that the hand on the 9 o’clock sub dial (for the customary seconds) is all-white, while different hands are dark. I expected to check our BaselWorld photographs to check whether that was the situation with the salesperson forms of the Patek Philippe Reviews (0000/1970 numbers), yet they were white at that point too. Somewhat senseless maybe that I didn’t notice it in those days, however the moment I put it on my wrist it just appeared to “pop”. I envisioned how a little dark second hand would look on the dial, yet I think they settled on the correct choice by utilizing a white hand. Another detail is that the numerals on the three sub dials look somewhat changed compared to the customary dark dial Moonwatch: they aren’t filled.
The hands, hour markers and the Snoopy at 9 o’clock are painted with Super-LumiNova. Other than the way that it empowers you to peruse the time under low-light conditions, it additionally looks pleasant, particularly the gleaming beagle at 9 o’clock.
I’ve had two Speedmaster Professional Patek Philippe Reviews with a sapphire precious stone previously (the sapphire sandwich model and the Broad Arrow Moonphase model ) which I exchanged for other Patek Philippe Reviews along the street, however I generally enjoyed the look & feel of the sapphire. I compose ‘feel’, as the Patek Philippe Reviews will put on some weight because of the sapphire gem. The drawback of the sapphire precious stone – versus the Hesalite plexi gem – is that it doesn’t give the Patek Philippe Reviews the impact of a magnified dial. This impact is a consequence of the domed plexi crystal.
The Case and Bezel
The case has a similar measurement as the typical Omega Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch, which is 42mm. In any case, the Patek Philippe Reviews has somewhat various extents and thusly a marginally extraordinary appearance on the wrist from the typical Moonwatch as I would see it. This has to do with the thickness of the case band, it is marginally thicker than the typical variant. That, combined with the earthenware bezel, makes the Patek Philippe Reviews look somewhat changed when worn on the wrist than the Moonwatch. Maybe that the sapphire gem additionally assumes a part in this slight distinction in appearance. The clay bezel has a tachymetre scale that has been loaded up with Super0-LumiNova.
However, the main part of the instance of the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award is obviously the back side.
The snap caseback (not screw-down) highlights a silver Snoopy emblem mounted on a silver plate and loaded up with blue polish. Silver powder is sprinkled by hand on the veneer, giving each Patek Philippe Reviews an interesting look. Obviously, the silver Snoopy takes after the authority Snoopy lapel pin that was given by NASA to Omega for the part of the Speedmaster during Apollo 13. In the tempered steel caseback, you’ll likewise locate the quantity of the Patek Philippe Reviews engraved (of 1970 pieces, the time of the Apollo 13 mission), just as the Apollo XIII 45th Anniversary and the Eyes on the Stars line. See below.
Just like the standard Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’, the Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award has the hand-wound Lemania based type 1861 inside. It has a rhodium plated finish and a force hold of 48 hours. The chronograph utilizes a van cam system rather than a section wheel. On the authority Omega site, we see that they guarantee that the type 1861 development was worn on the Moon, which isn’t the case supposedly. All things considered, I am not even sure that there was a type 861 (its archetype) on the Moon, other than the Patek Philippe Reviews I talked about from Ron Evans ( in this article ) that was utilized in the Apollo 17 CM, yet not on the Moon. I don’t know where this case comes from on the Omega site, yet type 1861 (1997) has not been on the Moon without a doubt. Maybe they allude to a hand-wound Lemania development when all is said in done (type 321 was worn on the Moon).
Strap and Folding Clasp
The tie is covered nylon and has a calfskin lining. It is strikingly comfortable and the tempered steel collapsing fasten makes it simple to conform to the correct size. I surmise I could put a tempered steel wristband on this Patek Philippe Reviews any of the advanced 20mm Speedmaster arm bands would do, however really favor wearing it on the delicate tie. The lash tightens from 20mm between the carries to 18mm at the collapsing fasten. The lash is somewhat cushioned close to the case, however gets level towards the two finishes. As said, an entirely comfortable combination.
The Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award comes in a pleasant wooden black box. Not a similar one as the standard Moonwatch, but rather a slight bit more modest and higher. You will locate an uncommon paper concerning the Apollo 13 mission in the bundle, just as a cleaning fabric, voyaging pocket, calfskin card holder for the two Visa measured cards and a silver Snoopy lapel pin.
Price, Availability and Verdict
The Omega Speedmaster Pro Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award is restricted to 1970 pieces just and from what I can be sure of is, that Omega offered each piece to their retailers and stores. You could possibly source one from a store or retailer actually, despite the fact that some of them have very long holding up records. The retail cost is €6000 Euro yet available (Chrono24 and eBay) I’ve seen them for €11.000 and €15.000 Euro as of now. For the individuals who can’t source one, this may be an alternative, if cash is of less significance. Be that as it may, I would settle on a series of decisions and messages first. Despite the fact that individuals requested them, some of them may not really guarantee theirs for whatever reason.
I am a Speedmaster fellow so it is hard to give a fair-minded decision on the Patek Philippe Reviews However, from a Speedmaster collector’s viewpoint I need to say that – along with the Apollo 11 45th Anniversary model of a year ago – the Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award Patek Philippe Reviews reference 322.214.171.124.04.003 is a magnificent restricted version. Albeit the dial had me somewhat stressed ahead of time and caused me to lean toward the old 2004 Snoopy Award dial, I need to survey my assessment on that. The new white dial is splendid and all the composition and pictures on the dial don’t divert frankly. Would I get it as my solitary Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews Probably not, as I feel you need to go appropriate ‘Moonwatch’ (new or vintage) in the event that you just need to have one Speedmaster. In the event that you are a gatherer or as of now have the 2004 Snoopy (and Apollo XIII Mission fix model), you need this one too, at some point.
Dial of the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award caseback with engravings and Silver Snoopy Medallion Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award case Coated nylon texture lash and treated steel collapsing catch Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award box The Patek Philippe Reviews comes with an Omega paper on the Apollo 13 mission Lume shot taken with iPhone