Published 27th June 2013
Their Speedmaster Chronograph wristwatch is particularly sought after and has an interesting history. In 1965, Omega's Speedmaster chronograph was 'flight-qualified' by NASA and was the only wristwatch to have withstood all of the US space agency's severe tests. The Omega Speedmaster became the first watch to be worn on the moon in 1969 and rescued the Apollo 13 mission from a potential disaster. This earned Omega's 'Snoopy Award'.
Omega Speedmaster professional wristwatch (FS19/113)
This example is the Omega Speedmaster Professional, having a black dial with luminescent baton markers, centre seconds and subsidiary dials for hours, thirty minutes and sixty seconds. It carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500.