Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, that is legendary Moonwatch, the advent of the Cold War in the mid-1957. Stainless steel case diameter 39 mm, printed on the bezel has tachymeter scale, with the arrow pointer, equipped with robust precision Lémania Calibre 321 manual winding chronograph movement. In 1962, NASA started selecting a high performance chronograph, carefully selected, stringent tests, Omega Speedmaster watch stand out – replica Omega Speedmaster watch.
In 1963, in order to protect the crown and chronograph buttons from unnecessary collisions, slightly adjusted the Omega Speedmaster watch case (42 mm, asymmetrical design), namely ST 105.012. 1965, Omega Speedmaster Chronograph the US NASA approved the participation of all manned space missions. In the same year March 23, Gleason (Virgil I. Grissom) and Yang (John Young) Take Hercules II (Titan II) rocket execution Gemini 3 mission, it is the Omega Speedmaster watch.
The next few years, space missions continue, in addition to the metal bracelet replaced Velcro strap (another invention, Switzerland), the Speedmaster watch without any significant change. Until 1968, column-wheel Lémania Calibre 321 movement was replaced by a cam mechanism Lémania Calibre 861 movement (now become Calibre 1861 movement, but compared with no significant change in the traditional version), equipped with this movement super Pa watch has also been given a new designation: ST 145.022. All this without the support of both Omega and creative director Pierre Moinat designer Claude Baillod of.
Since then, the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph legendary journey continues, only a few minor adjustments, such as the introduction of different retouching and sapphire crystal. But you know, there is no deep radical change, it is to challenge the myth from outer space.
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