1970 Omega Speedmaster 'Moonwatch' Watch Cal 861
The Omega Speedmaster is a legendary timepiece that has been synonymous with precision, durability, and innovation since its inception.
This early Omega Speedmaster is a coveted model among watch enthusiasts due to its iconic design and historical significance. Here are some interesting facts about the Omega Speedmaster that you may find intriguing:
- The Omega Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. This historic event cemented the Speedmaster's reputation as the go-to watch for astronauts.
- The 1970 model featured a new movement, the Omega Caliber 861, which was more accurate and reliable than its predecessors.
- The watch had a stainless steel case and bracelet, a black dial with white hour markers and hands, and a tachymeter bezel that allowed wearers to measure speed over a known distance.
- The Omega Speedmaster was also known as the "Moonwatch" due to its association with the NASA space program.
- Today, the early Omega Speedmasters are a highly sought-after collector's item and can command high prices at auctions and in the vintage watch market.
This example comes with box only.