It seems as though Omega’s mission to capitalize on the 50th commemoration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is simply making headway. Closely following the brand’s various other commemoration initiatives, intended to adapt its in fact amazing feat of being the main watch worn on the Moon, Omega is supporting another show at the acclaimed Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opening July 3 called, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography . Also, obviously there’s a restricted release Omega Speedmaster to oblige it, named the “Principal OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition.
“First OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition
The watch will be estimated at $5,200 and will be accessible solely at The Met Store (counting on the web), just as the Omega Boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York. Measured at 39.7mm, the “Main OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition comes on an interesting red and white striped NATO tie.
The lash seems as though it’s intended to be a gesture to the Swiss banner, however red and white are additionally the Met’s tones. The watch, which sports a dark anodized aluminum bezel and dark stained dial, was planned in reverence to the now-amazing Speedmaster worn by space explorer Wally Schirra during the Mercury Sigma 7 mission in 1962, which turned into the absolute first Speedmaster worn in space when Sigma 7 circled the Earth six times.
The “Main OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition’s tie features the Met’s logo engraved on the circle and comes in a presentation box with the logo on it also. A similar logo is likewise engraved on the caseback, alongside Omega’s notorious Seahorse (Hippocampus) emblem. Driving the watch is the Omega Caliber 1861, a current rendition of the physically wound development discovered inside the first space watches.
Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography
The display, which runs until September 22nd, features a stunning exhibit of Moon photography, including numerous pictures from different NASA missions wherein Omega had a significant impact. It covers “phenomenal visual representations” of the moon from the beginning of photography to the present day.
However, the Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography show it isn’t restricted to photos – exactly 170 of them; guests to the historical center can likewise see a variety of related drawings, prints, canvases, films, and galactic instruments, just as the cameras utilized by Apollo 11 space travelers. And keeping in mind that The Met logos may not hold a ton of interest for Omega gatherers, the relatively low $5,200 sticker price for the watch most likely will.
*All pictures kindness of OMEGA