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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 40th Anniversary Limited Edition OME 591
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementHand Winding
 

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Mint condition Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 limited edition 40th Anniversary. It comes with the original box and papers including limited edition card, limited edition certificate, Apollo 11 medal which is made from .925 fine silver and weighs 38 grams. Also has the  polishing cloth, warranty card and pictogram card. . It was originally purchased from authorised Omega dealers, Goldsmiths in Leicester in 2009. It is number 4845 of a limited run of 7969. The retail price of this watch was £3,500. The Apollo 11 40th anniversary limited edition commemorates the most dramatic scientific achievement in human history, the lunar landing. This is possibly one of the most famous watches ever made as it has a historical association with NASA and space travel. It has also gained legendary status which in attributed not only to it’s success in space as a professional instrument, but simply due to the fact that it is a beautiful looking watch, which is durable and practical, and can be worn on any occasion. This is whether traveling in outer space or worn with a tuxedo, or worn at a football match. The Speedmaster passed all of NASA’s stringent testing when they were selecting a watch for their space missions in the 1960’s. The other would be watches crumbled half way through testing. The other watches included some of the big name brands still around today. The Speedmaster however passed all of the tests and continued to operate as normal. This was with no special modifications as all of the testing candidates were purchased from a jewelers store in Texas. The watch had to pass all of the extreme testing for the good reason that during space travel, it would be subjected to the environments that were simulated during the tests. This being outer space, the most extreme and hostile environment known to man. Some of the conditions it required endurance was to survive massive acceleration, compression, extreme and instantaneous temperature and humidity changes, amongst more.  It is true to the original design with manual winding mechanical movement, plexi crystal, and solid steel back. Dimensions are Width including the crown is 42 mm, width excluding the crown is 44 mm, lug to lug is 48 mm and thickness is 14.5 mm

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