In 1970, Omega received a “Silver Snoopy Award” from NASA astronauts as thanks for the watchmaker’s efforts in the exploration of space and the Apollo 13 mission. This new Omega Speedmaster pays homage to that recognition 50 years later.
This beautiful timepiece has a 42mm stainless steel case and a vibrant blue colour palette throughout. Paired with a blue nylon strap it shows the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission in an embossed lining. The watches silver dial has flashes of blue in the angle-shaped hour markers and hands.
Snoopy himself appears in the sub-dial located at 9 o’clock adorned with the words ’50th Anniversary’. The depiction of Snoopy is a direct copy of the silver pin that the NASA astronauts presented to Omega as the award 50 years ago.
As a tribute to the Apollo 13 mission, there is an engraving on the rear which includes the original date of presentation of the “Silver Snoopy Award”, October 05th 1970. This innovative design also moves when the chronograph is initiated, so you can actually watch Snoopy fly around the far side of the moon. Another nod to the Apollo 13 crew and their mission.
Available from goldsmiths.co.uk