In the ever-evolving world of luxury timepieces, only a few watches can claim as rich a heritage and iconic status as the Omega Speedmaster. This legendary timepiece has not only stood the test of time but also made history as the first watch to reach the moon. In this review, we will delve into the reasons why the Omega Speedmaster has earned its esteemed place in horological history and continues to capture the hearts of watch enthusiasts worldwide.
The Omega Speedmaster was first produced in 1957 and of course, at that point, there was no intention whatsoever that this watch would be worn in space and more specifically on the moon. It was created as a timekeeper for motorsports or other sporting events where timekeeping is important.
Their first connection with NASA and space traveling came up a couple of years after the watch was introduced. In 1962 the Astronaut Wally Schira wore an Omega Speedmaster during one of the Mercury space missions that the USA organized. Since then, the relationship between NASA and the Omega Speedmaster has continued and even with the Astronauts on the Space-X missions that are launched lately we’ve seen Omega Speedmasters being worn. In 1969 there was a milestone in this relationship between NASA and the Omega Speedmaster. The Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were wearing an Omega Speedmaster during their Apollo 11 mission that would put for the very first time a ‘’man on the moon’’. This made the Omega Speedmaster the very first watch that ever was on the moon.
If you're looking for an everyday watch, that portrays elegance, style, and luxury, then the Omega Speedmaster is exactly what you're looking for.
The famous Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch features a 42mm stainless steel case, housing a manual-winding integrated chronograph movement at its center. Its style is perfectly tailored towards those with a taste for vintage watches since the modern examples produced by Omega are incredibly close to the original models created almost 50 years ago. Still to this day, Omega produces a timepiece that is flight-qualified by NASA for spaceflight and EVA. High-contrast white hands stand out against a matte black dial, protected underneath a domed Hesalite crystal.
The beauty of the Speedmaster is how simple it is to style, wether you go formal with a black suit or if you like to dress more casually with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, the Speedmaster will look incredibly well on you.
Omega watches tend to hold their value, or even appreciate over time, especially pieces like the Speedmaster. Over the last 10 years, the Omega Speedmaster has seen an average increase in value of 6% every single year. Furthermore, if we look at the historical price of the watch since its production in 1957 the timepiece has seen a consistent increase in price. This makes the Omega Speedmaster one of the best possible investments when it comes to watches.
To conclude, now we can confidently say that the Omega Speedmaster is definitely worth it, and if you're looking for a timeless piece to add to your collection there are very few options superior to this historical watch.
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