OMEGA

Esquire Singapore Watch Guide - - INDISPENSABLES 2015 -

Speedmaster Moon­watch Pro­fes­sional Sil­ver Snoopy Award In the failed Apollo 13 mis­sion of 1970, elec­tric­ity was scarce in the con­trol mod­ule af­ter the oxy­gen tank had ex­ploded. So as­tro­nauts used their Speedmaster Pro­fes­sional watches to de­ter­mine the ex­act 14 sec­onds re­quired to ex­e­cute a po­ten­tially cat­a­strophic ma­noeu­vre. One sec­ond out and the space cap­sule would have missed the cor­rect an­gle of tra­jec­tory to re-en­ter Earth’s at­mos­phere. It worked, and NASA handed Omega a Snoopy Award in recog­ni­tion of their achieve­ment that de­fied the odds. The 42mm stain­less steel case con­tains a hand-wound me­chan­i­cal move­ment. Lim­ited to 1,970 pieces.

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