The newly launched Omega Speedmaster “First Watch In Space: The Met Edition” timepiece is based on the watch worn by Astronaut Schirra in the Mercury program in 1962 and is the first Omega timepiece to go into space.
Omega, which proudly lays claim to being the first watch to be worn on the moon, unveils its newest collaboration watch in partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art store, AKA, The Met.
Beginning today, The Met unveils an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, which happened on July 20, 1969. The exhibition is based on the theme – Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography and is sponsored by Omega.
To help celebrate, Omega has created a limited edition watch with the Met’s logo on the strap loop.
The watchmaker says that “visitors will be able to view more than 170 photographs as well as an array of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo 11 astronauts” as part of the exhibition, which looks at “visual representations of the Moon, from the dawn of photography to the present day.”
Omega also launched a new limited edition Speedmaster, which has been spawned by the first of its kind partnership with The Met.
The collaborative Speedmaster is inspired by the CK2998 – the “First Speedmaster in space” having adorned Wally Schirra’s wrist during his Mercury 7 mission in 1962.
The limited edition timepiece with a 39.7mm case is a fitting tribute to the original, yet it has enough elements to make it a thoroughly modern piece.
It is powered by Omega’s manually-wound caliber 1861. The watch will come fitted to a vibrant red and white striped NATO strap, while an additional brown leather strap will also be provided, delivered inside a unique presentation box that prominently features The Met logo.
The logo is also engraved on the caseback and NATO loop as well as Omega’s Seahorse medallion. The numbered piece will only available at The Met gift shop and Omega’s Fifth Avenue boutique and is priced at $5,200 USD.