Eye candy: See all 60 years of the Omega Speedmaster from its online catalogue
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Born in 1957, the Omega Speedmaster is a legend. The timepiece is often associated with the NASA space flight programmes of the 1960's and 1970's. In 1969, spaceman Buzz Aldrin wore the Speedmaster Professional – a chronograph that earned the title 'Moonwatch', when he stepped on the surface of the moon.
The first generation's wristwatches were not intended for space flight though, it functioned more of a tool watch for racing car drivers as it was the world's first chronograph wristwatch with a tachymeter scale on the bezel. Hence, today these watches are prized by serious watch collectors, which were made in limited quantity.
Since its introduction, the Speedmaster has been made in different variations but one thing stays true—its precision, readability and robustness. All the iconic models of the Omega Speedmaster collection is now available for viewing online.
On the online archive, you can read up on the history of the respective watch from the year of its release, its history and technical details. So, yes, you can geek out to a range of basic technical specs including case diameter, calibre number, reference number, front crystal material and etc. You'll also get to discover exclusive materials like detailed manuals, advertisements, movement spec and fun facts for some of the releases from recent years. Be warned, you could potentially spend a few hours just browsing through the collection! Check it out here.