Omega launches the Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary

Special edition Omega Speedmaster celebrates 50 years since watchmaker received the coveted ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ from NASA astronauts, recognising the brand’s unique contributions to space exploration.

In a playful twist, the caseback features Snoopy in orbit in an animated black and white Command and Service Module (CSM) on a ‘magical’ hand.

Omega has launched the Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary timepiece.

 

In 1970, OMEGA received the coveted ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ from astronauts at NASA, recognising the brand’s unique contributions to space exploration, as well as the Speedmaster’s vital support during the rescue of Apollo 13.

 

Exactly 50 years later, a special timepiece has been created in the occasion’s honour. Combining animation with watchmaking art, the Snoopy tribute has taken the Omega Speedmaster into a new realm of design.

 

The famous beagle plays a prominent role within the timepiece, first appearing as an embossed silver medallion on the blue subdial at 9 o’clock. Here, he is shown wearing his famous spacesuit, in the exact style of the silver pin that NASA astronauts give to award recipients. The dial itself is also silver and laser engraved with Ag925. It includes two more blue subdials, as well as blue PVD angle-shaped hour markers and hands.

On the caseback, Snoopy is shown in orbit, thanks to his animated black and white Command and Service Module (CSM) on a ‘magical’ hand. When the chronograph seconds hand is in use, Snoopy takes a trip around to the mysterious far side of the moon – just like the Apollo 13 crew – with the lunar surface being decorated on the sapphire crystal using a unique micro-structured metallisation.

 

In the distance, a vision of Earth is included. This Earth disc rotates once per minute, in sync with the watch’s small seconds hand, and symbolises the precise rotation of the Earth.

 

The iconic quote, “Eyes on the Stars”, is included within the black universe. The NAIAD LOCK keeps all caseback engravings in the correct, upright position, including the date in 1970 that Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award, as well as a tribute to the imperilled Apollo 13 mission that same year.

Highlighting the impressive attention to detail even further, the watch’s blue nylon fabric strap matches the other blue elements of the watch, and features the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission, embossed on the lining. This strap is attached to a 42mm case in stainless steel, which is inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster style (the first watch worn on the moon in 1969).

In a superb display of watchmaking skill, the Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary watch is driven by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. This ground-breaking movement has taken the legendary Moonwatch calibre to new standards of excellence, with anti-magnetic innovation, as well as Master Chronometer certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

 

The timepiece comes with OMEGA’s full five-year warranty and will not be a limited production.

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