The First Moon Watch – Replica Omega Apollo 11 Speedmaster
The Omega Speedmaster is widely recognized as the first watch to have ever landed on the moon, which is why it has earned the nickname “Moonwatch.” On my blog, I have featured two models of the Speedmaster: the Dark Side of The Moon and the 3220.127.116.11.01.002. Both of these watches are exceptional replicas, as I only showcase high-end replicas on my blog. However, I am now excited to introduce an authentic moon watch: a replica of the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Edition, which holds the distinction of being the very first watch to ever reach the lunar surface in human history.
The replica omega is made entirely of stainless steel and features a fully brushed steel case. The black bezel creates a striking contrast with the white stainless steel case. The design of the chrono buttons is inspired by the pushers used on Rolex Daytona Paul Newman watches. The case is meticulously crafted, with every corner and edge exuding a strong angular aesthetic. It not only looks great but also provides a satisfying tactile experience for the wearer. The case back is particularly eye-catching, adorned with a 3D eagle patch on the yellow gold surface. The words “APPOLLO 11” and “40TH ANNIVERSARY” are gracefully curved on the golden part, while “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON” is engraved along the rim of the stainless steel case back.
The replica watch has a matte black dial that matches the black bezel. It also features a chronograph function, just like the genuine version, with three subdials. The small golden dial at 9 o’clock indicates small seconds and is marked with the digits “00/69,” symbolizing that only 69 pieces of this watch were made. The other two sunken subdials at 3 and 6 are used for minute and hour chronograph measurements separately. On the dial, there is a special statement in red that reads “02:56 GMT,” representing the GMT time when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Additionally, there are lume dots next to each steel hour marker, and the hour and minute hands, as well as the central second-chronograph hand, are all filled with luminescent material.
The bracelet adds a touch of elegance to the replica watch. The steel band is made up of three sections of links and features a combination of brushed and polished finishes, which complements the steel case seamlessly.
Regarding movement, a genuine watch utilizes the Omega Caliber 1861 and has a power reserve of 48 hours. Similar to the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman replica, this Omega replica watch is equipped with a hand-wound Venus 75 movement. It is necessary to wind the watch daily, perhaps even twice a day, in order to ensure sufficient energy supply.
In addition to Planet Ocean, the Speedmaster is another highly sought-after Omega watch. This replica garners significant attention due to its rich history and unique title of “Moon Watch.”