A Homage to Omega's Original 1970s Silver Snoopy Speedmaster
During the Apollo 13 mission, the Speedmaster was crucial.
There's no doubt that Snoopy is one of the best Peanuts characters ever, but thanks to Omega, it appears that he may once again be on the way to outer space.
Omega is launching a Speedmaster version emblazoned with everyone’s favorite animated beagle in honor of 50 years since being awarded the Silver Snoopy Award by NASA. In an important part of the overall design, Snoopy is prominently portrayed on the blue subdial at 9 o'clock as an embossed silver medallion wearing his famous spacesuit, which is prominently displayed on the silver medallion. The case back of the watch features him once again, but this time he appears in orbit with the assistance of an animated Command and Service Module in orbit. A trip around the mysterious far side of the moon is taken by Snoopy while the chronograph's seconds hand is in use.
Although it might be hard to associate the classic cartoon with the Swiss watchmaker, in fact they have more than a few things in common, including one of the most dangerous missions that NASA has ever undertaken.
It was in 1968 that NASA searched for a mascot to symbolize its safety program. Eventually, they selected a mascot known as Snoopy, whose popularity among NASA members led to the creation of a prestigious award in his name. After the Apollo 13 astronauts were saved by one of Omega's timepieces in 1970, the award was bestowed on the brand in recognition of an accomplishment.
Two days after the launch of the ship, the oxygen tank on the ship exploded. As a result of the incident, the crew was forced into the lunar module, which was not meant to support so many occupants for a prolonged period of time. The team decided to buy themselves some time by turning off nearly all power on the ship, destroying the digital clocks on board the ship. Due to the module being thrown off course, it was necessary to perform an exact engine burn in order to successfully reenter the atmosphere. This mission depended on the Speedmaster that had been worn by astronaut Jack Swigert, who wore it for the first time to help the team achieve what they hoped was a successful outcome. If it had been off by even a fraction, the ship would have been lost in space.
A tactical blue nylon strap with the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission embossed on its lining adds a sense of nostalgia to this incarnation of the Speedmaster. This watch is crafted from stainless steel with a 42mm case that is crafted from a Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 movement. For $9,600, Omega is offering the Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary.
The Omega Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watches in history, and its popularity only continues to grow. One of its most beloved models is the 1970s Silver Snoopy Speedmaster, which has become a collector's item over the years. Recently, Omega decided to pay homage to this classic timepiece with their latest release. The new Silver Snoopy Speedmaster features the same beloved character on the white dial, along with a number of technical advancements. The Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 3861 movement is a testament to Omega's commitment to precision and innovation. This timepiece is not just a tribute to the past, but a celebration of the Speedmaster's enduring legacy. If you're a fan of classic watches, this is one you won't want to miss.