Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary Aims For The Stars

  1. Jeremy
  2. October 8, 2020 4:12 pm

Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary Aims For The Stars

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In 1970, OMEGA was lauded with the much-desired “Silver Snoopy Award” from the astronauts at NASA, acknowledging the brand’s unique contributions to space exploration, as well as the Speedmaster’s critical support during the Apollo 13 rescue.

50 years later, a special timepiece has been created to honour the occasion. Marrying animation with watchmaking art, this exceptional Snoopy tribute has taken the OMEGA Speedmaster to new realms of design.

Everyone’s favourite 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 depicted wearing his iconic spacesuit, in the identical 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.

The NAIAD LOCK ensures all caseback engravings are kept 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.

Reflecting OMEGA’s exacting attention to detail, the watch’s blue nylon fabric strap complements the other matching blue elements of the timepiece and even features the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission, embossed on the lining. This strap is attached to a 42 mm case in stainless steel, which takes inspiration from the 4th generation Speedmaster style (the first watch worn on the moon in 1969). The tachymeter scale, with the iconic “Dot over Ninety”, is shown in white enamel on a blue ceramic [ZrO2] bezel ring.

The timepiece comes with OMEGA’s full 5-year warranty, and will not be a limited production. Excited patrons of the brand will receive the watch in its own Apollo 13 presentation box, with a microfiber cleaning cloth, a brochure, and a magnifying glass to help you get up close to the details. Check out the video below or head over to the product page for even more superb visuals and videos.

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