Omega Speedmaster Racing Automatic Chronograph – 32632405011001

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Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that originated in Biel/Bienne Switzerland. The official time keeper for Britain’s Royal Flying Corps since 1917, and the American army’s since 1918; Omega watches later became the choice of NASA. Proudly becoming the first watch on the Moon in 1969, Omega has also been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932. An extremely Hollywood friendly brand, Omega watches have been seen on the wrist of James Bond since 1995, former President John F. Kennedy, Prince William, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Although chronograph wristwatches have been around since the 1800’s, the Omega Speedmaster was first introduced in 1957. Over the years many different Speedmaster models have been produce. The most famous of all arguably being the ‘Moonwatch’ – a manual winding Speedmaster Professional. It is the longest produced and best known of all Speedmaster’s, and arguably of all watches in the modern era due to its infamous aeronautical achievements. Worn during the first spacewalk by the American’s during NASA’s Gemini 4 mission, it was later enshrined in history once worn on the moon by an astronaut during the Apollo 11 missions. To this day, the Speedmaster Professional remains as one of the approved watches qualified by NASA for use during spaceflight, and as the only one qualified for other extravehicular activity (activity that occurs outside of the spaceship/shuttle).

The watch is housed in a stainless steel case and comes with a black rubber strap. On the watch’s face is a fixed aluminum bezel with a tachometer scale, which surrounds a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. A red faced dial with silver toned hands and hour markers display prominently on the face, with minute markers displayed on the outer rim. The watch is an analog watch powered by automatic movement, with a 52 hour power bank.

The Omega Sppedmaster Racing Automatic Chronograph Red Dial 32632405011001 is available on Amazon for $3,570.

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