Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Platinum / Black / Bracelet / Apollo 11 40th Anniversary
|Name: ||Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Platinum / Black / Bracelet / Apollo 11 40th Anniversary|
|Produced: ||2009/6/21 - 2011|
|Limited: ||Yes, 69 units|
|Diameter: ||42.00 mm|
|Lug Width: ||20.00 mm|
|W/R: ||50.00 m|
|Nickname: ||Golden Patch|
|Indexes: ||Stick / Dot|
|Time:||Small Seconds, Hours, Minutes|
A platinum version of the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” watch was released in an edition limited to 69 pieces. The casebody and screw and pin bracelet are made of platinum and the medallion on the small seconds counter is made of 18 Ct yellow gold as is the small seconds hand. The hour and minute hands as well as the 30 minute and 12 hour counter hands are made of platinum.
This elegant version of the watch is also delivered with a 42 mm 18 Ct yellow gold medal, in a limited and numbered edition, with the mission patch engraved on one side along with the words “APOLLO 11, 40th ANNIVERSARY”. The reverse side features the engraved legend: “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED”; “LAUNCHED JULY 16 1969”; “LANDED JULY 20, 1969”; and “RETURNED, JULY 24, 1969” along with OMEGA’s name and logo.
The caseback features the mission patch in 18 Ct gold with the words “Apollo 11 40th Anniversary”. Around the platinum outer ring of the caseback appear the words, “The first Watch Worn on the Moon”, “PT950” – a reference to the watch’s platinum content, and “July 21, 1969”, the date that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface.
The platinum version of the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” features a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides and the OMEGA calibre 1861 movement.
A subtle reminder on the small medallion on the dial indicates just how special this watch is: the limited edition number (00/69) is engraved at the base of the small mission patch on the dial.
The platinum Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Edition is delivered in a black presentation box. The limited edition number (00/69) is displayed on the top cover of the box along with the Apollo 11 mission patch. The steel feet are engraved with “1969”, the year the Apollo 11 mission took place and “2009”, the year the world commemorated its 40th anniversary and the year the watch was produced. The box also includes a certificate of authenticity.