In our first Friday Feature, we aim to highlight a piece available for purchase in the shop, while also giving a very brief background/history to make sure the story lives on.
So, with that, let’s go back a little…
We’re a bit late to the party, but it’s never too late to celebrate something as monumental as man stepping foot on the moon. It was nearly seven hours after landing on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out and uttered the iconic phrase that echoed around the world. It was printed on newspapers, plastered on signs, and uttered by kids on playgrounds envisioning a time where they might have the chance to do the same.
His watch, the iconic Omega Speedmaster, was etched in history forever as an icon because of this moment. While beating out dozens of other watches in testing phases, the Omega Speedmaster solidified Omega’s future with Nasa.
Even more recently, the Speedmaster has been in the news since the return of Jeff Bezos, with a Speedmaster on the wrist, on the Blue Origin rocket. The inaugural flight for the company that aims to take civilians into space, gives hope to those kids who uttered Neil Armstrong’s words while playing in the sandlots. The hope that they might have the chance to experience space travel in the not-so-distant future.
Over the years, there have been a plethora of limited editions, mostly commemorating the event that brought together watch and space fanatics. The most recent piece to shake things up was the most recently released Snoopy Edition, which has people lining up, or paying multiple times over retail costs to get their hands on something associated with partnership of NASA, Snoopy, and Omega.
Now though, let’s highlight what this Friday Feature is all about – the Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50. This iteration of the Speedmaster dates back to 1996, but what makes this one special? Upon further inspection, one will notice the developing patina starting to show across different areas of the twisted lug case. You’ll also notice the red mark near the end of the case-back, and that is its seal, and also what makes this so special.
Never opened, never worn, we can’t even tell you if this is a Cal. 861 or Cal. 1861 because we wanted to keep it in its true original, unmolested form. The perfect collectible and display piece, a modern time capsule. Not only that, This Omega Speedmaster Professional also has its box and papers, just in case you were wondering.
Whether or not you’re an Omega fan, a NASA fan, looking for your birth year piece, all of the above, then this is the perfect watch for you. So, check it out, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
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