Apollo 15 officially landed on the moon on July 30, 1971. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of that mission, Omega has unveiled a limited edition Speedmaster Moonwatch. This is the second watch Omega has done in tribute to the Apollo 15 mission (first one was issued 5 years ago to market the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission).
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 15 is a classic Moonwatch: it has a polished and brushed stainless steel case and bracelet, a black aluminum ring with a tachymeter scale on the bezel and a domed shatterproof hesalite crystal with Ω (omega) etched inside. Its three subdials are arranged in true Speedmaster Professional fashion on the black dial: the small seconds at 9 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. In the inside works the legendary Omega 1861 manual-wind movement providing a 48 hours power reserve.
The watch features blue, white and red colors for the minute track and one each for the 3 subdials – these represent the colors of the Apollo 15 patch. The caseback is embossed with an image of the Lunar Rover and the words Apollo 15 and 40th Anniversary. The outer circle of the caseback is black chrome engraved with The First Watch Worn on the Moon, July 30, 1971 and the limited edition number.
Only 1,971 pieces will be available and will be hitting stores soon with a price of about $7,000.