We all know that OMEGA Speedmaster series will announced limited edition watches every year, but for 2020 it is a special. In the evening of October 5, OMEGA officially released the 50th anniversary “Snoopy Award” Speedmaster commemorative models, which is not a limited model as their tradition, and it just becomes a hot topic to their fans.
This watch for Snoopy fans has been waiting for a year, Omega also made every effort to bring customer a new look Speedmaster, their new product should be able to use the word “stunning” to be described.
The cute Snoopy first appeared in 1950 in the Peanuts comic strip, with many stories about the mapping of the real world, more like a comic strip for adults. The author had fantasized about his dream of landing on the moon in the comic, but also considered the comic and the reality of the beautiful response.
Why did NASA choose Omega?
Many people may not know that NASA’s mascot is “Snoopy”, and on October 5, 1970, OMEGA was awarded the “Snoopy Award” by NASA, which means an award for outstanding contributions to human space exploration. This award represents an outstanding contribution to human space exploration and, in particular, to the safe return to Earth of the astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission.
NASA astronauts also touch Snoopy’s nose before going on a mission for good luck. That’s why OMEGA launched the Snoopy Award 50th anniversary watch, which combines kinetic design and watchmaking expertise and takes the OMEGA Speedmaster collection to a new level of watch design
This special edition, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of OMEGA’s NASA Snoopy Award, not only features a vivid depiction of the adorable Snoopy on the dial, but also, for the first time, an “animated” complication that shows Snoopy orbiting the moon in a lunar module. This is a tribute to past glories and a reflection of OMEGA’s longstanding passion for space exploration.
OMEGA Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary has been selected to be the “Best of All” watch of 2020 by IDaily Watch. For the first time, the 50th Anniversary Edition features a dark blue + panda dial color scheme, with laser-engraved sub-dials on the silver dial and, of course, the image of Snoopy in his spacesuit at 9 o’clock – a faithful reproduction of the NASA Snoopy silver medal. The dial is slightly tilted at the minute markers to give it a nice three-dimensional look, with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The watch band size of OMEGA Speedmaster is 20mm watch band. (Click here and find 20mm watch band replacement)
Turning to the caseback is the main event – a close-up of the moon on the sapphire crystal, with the Earth disc in the distance linked to the seconds hand, rotating every 60 seconds; if you activate the chronograph function, Snoopy will rotate out from behind the moon in the Apollo 13 capsule and return around the moon as if it were a mission to the moon. In the background, the starry sky is engraved with the medallion inscription “EYES ON THE STARS”.
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How many Snoopy series did OMEGA announced with NASA?
In 2003 and 2015, OMEGA commemorated the award with the Speedmaster Snoopy, and for its 50th anniversary, 2020 saw the launch of the third generation of the Speedmaster Snoopy.
In 2003, OMEGA launched the first Snoopy Speedmaster watch.
In 2015, the 45th anniversary of the Snoopy Award, OMEGA launched its second Snoopy Speedmaster watch
In addition to the Omega Speedmaster Snoopy “going to space”, what other watches have gone into space? Today I’d like to talk to you about it.
The OMEGA Speedmaster ’57, which follows many of the classic design elements of the first Speedmaster chronograph from 1957, has a simple dial design with two sub-dials and an innovative dial layout that places both the 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph hands in a sub-dial at 3 o’clock, while a second sub-dial at 9 o’clock records the seconds hand.
The design of the OMEGA Speedmaster “CK2998” Limited Edition follows the traditional elements of the watch, while retaining the classic Alpha hands and symmetrical steel case. The dial features a central chronograph seconds hand with a “lollipop” type hand, and the movement houses the iconic caliber 1861, OMEGA’s first movement to go into space.
The OMEGA Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, worn by the Apollo 8 astronauts who were the first humans to see the dark side of the moon, pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of the nine Apollo missions that led mankind to the moon and then back to Earth. The chronograph has a black zirconia ceramic dial; two blackened sub-dials that make it unique compared to other “moon watches”; and a sub-dial at 3 o’clock with both 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph functions.
In 2020, astronaut Bob wears a watch from the OMEGA Speedmaster “Skywalker” X-33, first introduced in 1998 and designed for space explorers, on top of his spacesuit. Is here a watch that NASA astronaut really worn to the space? Yes, that is ‘Skywalker’ X-33.
The OMEGA Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition is a classic vintage timepiece inspired by the 1978 OMEGA Speedmaster “Alaska Project III” for NASA. “Professional Moon Watch.
The OMEGA Extra-Thin was a watch that left Earth and went into space, always at the side of the astronauts and on countless space missions. To this day, OMEGA Extra-Thin watches continue the spirit and elements of the pioneering legends of space exploration.