Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Awar
During the 2015 Baselworld show, Omega has unveiled several new pieces that will pay tribute to many of its classic designs and timepieces.
As a way to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the legendary Apollo 13 and the Silver Snoopy Award NASA and it’s astronauts gave to OMEGA upon their safe return to the Earth. This limited edition Speedmaster timepiece narrates a story of the brand’s adventurous and daring spirit in its role in space exploration and highlights a timeless Charles’ Schulz icon, Snoopy.
Keeping the theme of black and white comic strips that many of us read during our youth, the Speedmaster 13 Snoopy Award has a white dial alongside black hour hands, a white hand on the small seconds sub-dial, indexes with black varnished top cavities and a polished black ceramic bezel ring.
These elements and bold contrast make the timepiece easily recognizable as a Speedmaster. Much like its brethren, the index are made of Super-LumiNova and have a black varnished top cavities, as opposed top cavities, as opposed to the Moonwatch’s indexes which have Super-LumiNova in the center. Snoopy can be located at the 9 o’clock sub-dial and is created with a special Super-LumiNova paint. The Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale also emits a glowing green light.
Other special highlights of the timepiece include a small inscription that is found on the dial between the zero and fourteen seconds marker: “What could you do in 14 seconds?”. This special writing pays homage to the amount of time it took the Apollo 13 astronauts to perform one of the smaller mid-course corrections prior to re-entering into Earth’s atmosphere.
Also, the caseback is much like any other timepiece. A 925 silver Snoopy medallion is mounted on a plate of the same material, and is surrounded by alluring dark blue enamel.
Inside the 42mm scratch resistant, anti-reflective treatment crystal is the famous Omega 1861 manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the moon.
The Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award will be available at Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers in Bernardsville, New Jersey in September 2015.