Omega Speedmaster Ten Iconic Watches - 2015 Replica Watches
Lead: In 1957, the Omega Speedmaster watch was released they changed the face of Chronograph. Initially, this chronograph is a Seamaster of a launch, unprecedented in the watch bezel is marked with the time scale, through the the world's first design, the Omega Speedmaster watch cornerstone of its most iconic chronograph Status watch.
1. The first generation of Omega Speedmaster watches (1957)
Omega Speedmaster watch is one of the world's most prestigious chronograph, no doubt, it is also the world's most important watch. Speedmaster watch with other watches can not emulate the experience: astronaut was selected by the NASA (NASA) rigorous testing, and was put on the moon.
In 1957, Omega introduced the "professional" watch series, including the hippocampus 300, iron Pa and the first Speedmaster watch, inadvertently opened the Speedmaster's legendary history. In fact, the first Speedmaster watch --CK2915 design concept is not out of longing for outer space, but out of a desire for speed. In the design of this automobile enthusiasts, bikers and racers tailor-made watch, the Omega first attempt to dial and the outside mirror increase tachometer bezel, become part of the case design is unique. The world's first design has become one of the many remarkable achievements of Omega. This manual Speedmaster watch equipped with classic chain 321 movement, case design symmetry and elegance, very characteristic of "Broad Arrow" is indicative of the clock perfectly time a listing will become the best-selling models.
2. The second generation of the Omega Speedmaster watches (1959)
In 1959, Omega introduced a through improved Speedmaster watch --CK 2998. It retains the symmetric case and 321 movement, but the new "diagonal" pointer used to replace the predecessor pointer. In addition, CK 2998 using black aluminum tachymeter bezel has become a standard design Speedmaster watch, and is still in use. In 1962, Mercury astronaut Walter • M • Shi pull (Walter "Wally" M. Schirra) and Golden • G • Kubo (Leroy G. "Gordo" Cooper) private purchase CK 2998 watch. Subsequently, Shila Pei wearing this Speedmaster aboard Sigma 7 (Sigma 7), the implementation of the Mercury program - Hercules 8 mission (Mercury-Atlas 8), making it the first into space Omega Ultra Pa watch. Two years later, NASA conducted a now well-known test, Speedmaster test is for all manned space mission officially designated watch selected.
3. The third generation of the Omega Speedmaster watches (1963)
Speedmaster next development is essential. In 1963, Omega introduced equipped with manual winding movement super ST105.003 321 watch, available to NASA for testing precisely this watch. October 1964, the North American distributor of Omega chronograph received orders to NASA to provide the required amount of its super ST105.003, agents for the purposes of this order was in fact did not know, did not notice Omega is located in Biel, Switzerland headquarters. Together these watches Omega underwent a series of extremely stringent watch with other competing products, almost the limit of the test. Test, watch Speedmaster ST 105.003 emerge as the only watch 一枚 but does not appear to work properly in harsh tests of major faults, so NASA declared the Omega Speedmaster for manned space flight Specifies watch task. After the test is successful, NASA ordered more super ST105.003 to watch and officially with the astronauts. Wear after the first spacewalk, this watch acclaimed: June 3, 1965, in the implementation of "Gemini" the 4th mission, astronaut Edward White Room • wearing wrist watches Speedmaster ST 105.003, which Let Speedmaster became the first "space walk" as part of the task.
4.The fourth generation of the Omega Speedmaster Professional watch / first paragraph "Moon Watch" (1964)
But this time the Omega for everything happening in Houston knew nothing (actually, NASA did not progress to inform the selection of related companies), Speedmaster watch design is still steadily improved. To chronograph buttons and crown provide additional protection, Omega Speedmaster slightly adjusted the watch case, a moderate expansion of the right side of the watch case. "Asymmetric" case later has become one of the super series of classic design. In 1964, Omega introduced the use of this design ST105.012 watch in a particular market, "professional (professional)" highlights the words on the dial of the watch is indeed an important member of the professional Omega watch series. 1967 launched an improved version of the watch is also equipped with 321 ST145.012 movement, appropriately adjust the timing button with the case binding mode. The watch is the last one to use 321 watch movement; and it is this movement in six lunar missions are to ensure the most accurate timing, including the last moon mission: Apollo 17.
5. Omega Speedmaster Professional "Moon Watch" (1968)
In 1968, the year before • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon • Omega Speedmaster watch has undergone another change landmark: the launch of a new movement. Powering the new 861 ST145.022 watches Omega movement, the movement followed the characteristics of the legendary 321 movement. The new manual winding movement using several new design elements, highlights the Omega advanced watchmaking technology, combined with technological improvements production. The movement and later still, as always, super series "Moon Watch" provides power.
6. Omega Speedmaster Professional "Mark II" watches (1969)
The advent of this watch means that Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch classic case made its first redesign introduces a new second generation of the Omega Speedmaster watch Omega product line. The watch was born in 1969, was named "Mark II", to show that it is on the Speedmaster manual winding watch second-generation products. "Mark II" series watch provided with a choice of different (including stainless steel case with a black dial, stainless steel case with gray and orange "car" and "rowing" dial, gold case with gold-plated dial, and the very a small amount of 18K gold watches), equipped with 861 manual winding movement. Speedmaster Mark II watch "barrel" case - also known as "Pilot" case - the design from Omega secret project was carried out: the development of a long time can be on the lunar surface extravehicular Strengthening upgraded version Speedmaster use when the activity. This challenging project more than ten years of R & D, code-named "Alaska", aims to complete a more robust case and lugs integral to enhance the protection of the crown and buttons. Later research and development direction of the project through an adjustment, some initial ideas led to the "pilot" case was born, followed by Omega commercial production of this case, the application of the super series "Mark II" and pilots watch.
7. Speedmaster watches gold watches to celebrate the launch of the Apollo 11 mission success (1970)
This watch to commemorate the most important events of modern life, put into production in autumn 1969, the first batch of a total of 28 special series, marked with numbers. These watches on November 25, 1969 at a dinner hosted in Houston, Warwick Hotel was presented at the time of the astronauts who have different inscriptions engraved on the table ("With time, the eternal and accurate record of the history of the conquest of space ") and is the giver's name. On the basis of its successful above, as of 1972, Omega produced a total of 1,014 pieces of the watch.
8. Omega Speedmaster Professional "Snoopy Award Limited Edition" watch (2003)
This special watch to commemorate NASA Omega was awarded the "Snoopy Award" will launch a special, limited production of 5,441 pieces. Snoopy Award is the special award in recognition of the contribution of NASA's Apollo program Omega made and issued.
9. Omega Speedmaster "Snoopy Award for Apollo 13" limited edition watch (2015)
2015, Omega Speedmaster launch "Apollo 13 Snoopy Award" limited edition watch, to 45 years ago that it is difficult to forget the space mission to pay tribute also to teamwork, resourcefulness and courageous calm courage memorial. It is these qualities makes the "Apollo 13" • commander Jim Lovell (Jim Lovell), Commander Jack • Swaziland Gert (Jack Swigert) and Lunar Module Pilot Fred • Hayes (Fred Haise) safe return home.
A closer look at this table, "Peanuts" in the much-loved character, but also the mascot of NASA's "Snoopy" image is decorated on the dial and case back to commemorate the 1970 Omega obtained Snoopy Award award.
10. Omega Speedmaster series, "The Dark Side" jet black watch (2015)
Timepiece inspired by NASA astronaut amazing discovery in exploring space, Omega launched a landmark in 2013 - Speedmaster series, "The Dark Side" ceramic watch, attract watch enthusiasts and collectors around the world those concerns. Ceramic watch brand Omega fusion pursuit of quality and innovation to its traditional space, include nine outstanding watches, Speedmaster "The Dark Side" blackness watch is one of them. These stylish watches Omega symbol of passion, pioneering spirit and explore the future of the world watches keen intuition.