On July 17, 1975, when U.S. Astronaut Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford and Former Soviet Astronaut Lieutenant General Alexei A. Leonov. (Leonov) shaking hands with the docking hatches connecting their respective spacecraft, both space pioneers and their astronaut companions wore professional Omega Speedmaster chronographs.
纪念 In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of this historic handshake, Omega specially launched the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo & # 39; Soyuz & rdquo; 35th Anniversary Edition & rdquo; Chronograph, limited to 1975.
The gadolinium dial is made of meteorites that remain after entering the earth’s atmosphere and hitting the land surface at high speed. The extremely high temperature generated by the meteorite entering the atmosphere and the cooling after a period of time created its special structure. The dial is cut from the entire stone on the meteorite; likewise, since no two meteorite are exactly the same, each watch of this limited edition is absolutely unique.
The black color of the plutonium meteorite dial is the result of surface oxidation. The silver seconds hand and chronograph dial show the natural color of the meteorite.
An important moment in space exploration
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo & ldquo; 35th Anniversary Edition & rdquo; Chronograph is an excellent tribute to this important moment of space exploration. In navigation orbit, this handshake between the two former space race opponents conveyed an important message to the people on the earth: It is not trivial for humankind to move forward with a new spirit of cooperation.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo & mdash; Soyuz & ldquo; 35th Anniversary Edition & rdquo; The back of the watch is etched with & ldquo; Apollo & mdash; Soyuz Test Plan & rdquo; Badge Pattern
Product number: 3188.8.131.52.99.001