There aren’t many certainties in life. However, besides death and taxes, Omega Replica launching a limited edition of one of their most iconic models is another.
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
2019 was always going to be a big year for the Omega Speedmaster Replica Watch, marking the half century since it became, officially, the Moonwatch. Way back in 1969, with the model the only flight qualified NASA timepiece, Apollo 11 touched down and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men in history to set foot on the lunar surface.
With the same 42mm case and twisted lyre lugs, the stainless steel model also made good use of Fake Omega’s Moonshine, as was appropriate on a golden anniversary. The bezel edge, hands, indices and vintage-inspired logo all came in the precious metal, with the tachymeter scale rendered in another of the brand’s patented process, Ceragold.
The Omega Replica step dial was finished with a grey lacquer, ringed by a black minute track and given one ultra subtle detail just for the eagle-eyed – instead of an applied gold baton as with the rest of the hour markers, the 11 o’clock index was an actual numeral ‘11’ to designate that fabled Apollo mission.