On April 17, 1970, the world watched as the Apollo 13 Command Module landed in the Pacific Ocean after an unexpected crisis occurred 200,000 miles away from Earth. Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo programme and the third that was intended to land on the Moon – a goal that was dashed when one of the two oxygen tanks on the Service Module exploded on route. The mission was aborted and the astronauts completed a number of mid-course corrections in order to achieve the trajectory that would allow them to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award pays homage to the unforgettable mission 45 years ago and celebrates the teamwork, quick thinking, ingenuity and courage that brought Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise home safely.
The 42 mm stainless steel timepiece is presented on a black coated nylon fabric strap with white stitching and a foldover clasp. The Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award will be produced in an edition limited to 1,970 pieces. At its heart is the OMEGA calibre 1861, the same manual-winding chronograph movement that powered the legendary Moonwatch.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award is offered with a full two-year warranty and is water resistant to 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet).
Omega Calibre 1861 Manual-winding chronograph
Movement used in the famous "Moonwatch"
Frequency: 21'600 A/h (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Glucydur balance wheel
Central hour-minute hands, small-seconds at 9H
Central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute recorder at 3H,
12-hour recorder at 6H
Case: stainless steel
Diameter: 42.00 mm; Height: 14.81 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Polished-brushed case body
Polished black ceramic [ZrO2] bezel ring: Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale (green emission)
Polished crown and pushers, Ω on crown
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
- Bezel-side: box form, anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Caseback-side: domed, anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Medallion protected under sapphire: applied 925 silver Snoopy on 925 silver plate filled with dark blue enamel with "925 silver pallions" representing the stars
- Outer ring engraved with black “SNOOPY AWARD”, “EYES ON THE STARS”, “45THANNIVERSARY”, “0000/1970", “APOLLO XIII”
White dial; Snoopy transferred on the 9h subdial
Indexes in Super-LumiNova plots, with top cavities filled with black varnish
“Moonwatch” style hands: Diamond-polished, blackened hands, except small-seconds at 9H (varnished white)
Super-LumiNova on H-M-chrono seconds hands (green emission)
Black coated nylon fabric strap, with white stitching on foldover clasp
Fitting: 20 mm between lugs, 18 mm
Limited Edition of 1'970 pieces
Special presentation box including a certificate of authenticity, a 925 silver Snoopy pins and a dedicated newspaper
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