Omega 3578.51.00

3578.51.00 : Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Stainless Steel / Black / Bracelet / Snoopy Award

Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Stainless Steel / Black / Bracelet / Snoopy Award

Brand: Omega
Family: Speedmaster
Reference: 3578.51.00 (aka: 35785100)
Name: Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Stainless Steel / Black / Bracelet / Snoopy Award
Produced: 2003/4/2 - 2004
Limited: Yes, 5441 units

Case

Material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Tachymeter
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Lug Width: 20.00 mm
W/R: 50.00 m

Dial

Nickname: Snoopy
Color: Black
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Movement

Type:Handwound
Brand:Omega
Caliber:1861
Base: Lemania 1873
Display:Analog
Diameter:27.00 mm
Jewels:18
Reserve:48 h
Frequency:21600 bph
Time:Small Seconds, Hours, Minutes
Chronograph:Chronograph

Description

Limited edition of 5441 numbered pieces to commemorate the Apollo XII mission, with the patch “Eyes on the Stars” on the second subregister and large size on the case back (applied on crystal back) engraved “Omega – The Moon Watch – Snoopy Award – Limited Edition – 0000/5441″. Reference number ST 145.0031

People have always liked to read what Snoopy had to say and his popularity at the time of the Apollo lunar program had already been confirmed by the Apollo 10 crew, who had named their lunar module after him and their command module after Snoopy's human pal Charlie Brown. Snoopy was therefore chosen as the watchdog for NASA's prestigious manned flight awareness award because he was a character that everyone could associate with. The "Silver Snoopy" is still awarded today, both to individuals and companies for outstanding efforts that contribute to the success of human space flight missions. The coveted award comprises a sterling silver pin, which has flown aboard the Space Shuttle, in the form of Snoopy wearing a space helmet and space suit. Recipients are also presented with a certificate and a letter of commendation, personally signed by an astronaut, citing the astronauts' appreciation of their outstanding performance. OMEGA received its Snoopy Award on 5 October 1970 in recognition of the crucial role that its Speedmaster chronograph played on the Apollo 13 mission