replica Omega’s dedication to space with a visit to NASA

This mission remained in memories for its famous line ‘Houston, we have a problem’. It was, in fact, the Omega Speedmaster that played a major role in helping the Apollo 13 crew return safely to Earth when their on board instruments were shut down to save power. The Speedy is and will remain a myth, the first watch that went on the moon, as it has accompanied astronauts on all six lunar landings, solidifying its reputation as the integral link between Omega Watches and NASA. Since 1969, Omega is recognized as the official supplier of NASA and of the ‘Moonwatch’, a trusted partner in space exploration.
For this invaluable support, replica watches Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award, the highest honor a non-governmental entity can receive from NASA. This is again this superb achievement that Omega celebrates with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award.
Attending to the event, astronauts General Thomas Stafford and Captain James Lovell (one of the Apollo 13 crew members) answered questions, together with fake Omega President Stephen Urquhart. One of the most funny questions asked was about the tests needed to pass inspection and therefore, how the replica Omega Speedmaster became the Moonwatch. Mr. Urquhart said, ‘the Speedmaster was not developed specifically for space travel, nevertheless, while NASA was looking for an official timepiece, the OMEGA Professional Speedmaster had already all the functions they needed.’ Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design.

When Captain Lovell recounted the frightening tale of his Apollo 13 experience sharing, he said that ‘it was necessary to maneuver without the use of our equipment, we had to burn the engine for 14 seconds in order to course correct so we used the watch (the Omega Speedmaster Professional) to time the burn of the engine and return safely. Concerning what happened to the crew members of Apollo 13 mission, we can guess that the choice of the Omega Speedmaster by NASA was quite wise.
With intention to celebrate this unique partnership, Omega and NASA, they hosted an event at the Space Centre and Mission Control (Houston, Texas) where guest had the opportunity to talk with several astronauts.As you may have seen, Omega celebrated this year the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission by launching a limited edition of the Speedy, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award.
The watch is deeply attractive under lights, the range of finishes means the watch demonstrates a complexity that belies the design which, on paper at least appears simple. Nevertheless, this time, it was a simple chronograph that helped to save astronauts and brought them back, alive, on Earth. The case’s material is not the only evolution nevertheless, as the bezel (that of course still comes in black with white inscriptions – a Speedy is and will always be a Speedy) features a ceramic insert. NASA always had the best instruments and technologies to help astronauts in their duty. Nevertheless, all on board instruments were shut down to save power and the replica Omega watches Speedmaster played a major role in helping the Apollo 13 crew return safely to Earth.