Omega Quietly Introduces The Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”: The Met Edition

Omega Quietly Introduces The Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”: The Met Edition

To coincide with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography, the brand launched a stunning Speedmaster only available at The Met gift shop and Omega’s Fifth Avenue boutique.

By Josh Shanks
Editor-in-Chief

In case you haven’t noticed, 2019 marks 50 years since man first stepped foot on the moon. New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is getting in on the celebration with a unique exhibition of photographs taken on, or inspired by, the moon. 'Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography’ officially opens Wednesday, July 3. The exhibition is free to museum members and ticketed guests.
 

Introducing the Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”: The Met Edition

In an unexpected turn of events, Omega used a July 1 press preview to launch a new limited edition Speedmaster. A first of its kind partnership, Omega and The Met have collaborated on a CK2998 inspired Speedmaster. For those unfamiliar, the CK2998 is known as the "First Speedmaster in space" having adorned Wally Schirra’s wrist during his Mercury 7 mission in 1962.
 

While this 39.7mm manually-wound Speedmaster is a fitting tribute to the original, this new limited (numbered) edition has more than enough gusto stand on its own. Powered by Omega’s calibre 1861 and fitted to a vibrant red and white striped Nato strap, the piece is sure to be desirable for Speedy fanatics and art/history buffs.
 

The Met’s logo is engraved on the caseback and Nato loop as well as Omega’s Seahorse medallion (watch our video HERE). The watch will be delivered inside a unique presentation box which prominently features The Met logo. Priced at just $5,200 USD, the Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”: The Met Edition is set to be a surefire hit.
 

Interested collectors can purchase this watch at Omega’s Fifth Avenue Boutique and The Met Gift Store, or online at store.metmuseum.org.

About 'Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography’

(From the press release)
This unique photo exhibition will be on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from July 3rd until September 22nd. Made possible by OMEGA, who became the first watch worn on the moon in 1969, the show presents many extraordinary visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography to the present day. Visitors will be able to view more than 170 photographs as well as an array of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo 11 astronauts. 
 

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