Project Apollo: The Omega Speedmaster- a complete history part 1

Nov 17, 2018,07:35 AM
 





2019: The 50th Anniversary of the moon landing is fast approaching.

This series of posts will give an insight on the Speedmaster story throughout the missions. 

Before the series begins in ernest on the Speedmaster series, we have to pay tribute to the heroism of the astronauts of Apollo 1



The crew of Apollo 1 was commander Virgil Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.



A fire in the command module led to fatal events on the 21 February 1967. The resulting enquiry led to the implementation of major safety measures.

These brave and heroic astronauts will always be remembered for the sacrifice they made. Their bravery led the way for the moon missions.

So in part 1 I will not talk of their watches, but instead commemorate their bravery and ultimate sacrifice so that we as the human race can progress.

So this is tribute to them.

In Part 2 we move to Apollo 7.

Picture credit: Smithsonian, National Air and Space museum 


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Looking forward to what Omega will have for the anniversary!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : November 17th, 2018-10:16
Thank you for this post, Imran! Best Blomman

What will they come up with?!

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : November 19th, 2018-04:26
Perhaps we will get a footprint on the caseback? ...  

Look forward to the further posts.

 
 By: nasseriq : November 17th, 2018-14:51
Best Reubin

This will be....

 
 By: Adamska : November 17th, 2018-15:58
among my favorite threads of all time . Cannot wait to read what you have to share . Cheers, Filip

That is a certainty [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : November 19th, 2018-04:25

Most probably... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 19th, 2018-23:32

Of course

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : November 20th, 2018-00:31
And it will be sold out before you know it.

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 20th, 2018-09:47

Why not? You can always say no

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : November 20th, 2018-12:04
And they won’t mind that at all as they will not have a problem selling it...

That’s true...let me call them 😬. I also heard another James Bond watch coming...

 
 By: Raymond_S : November 20th, 2018-12:25
Actually truth is I am a little fatigue about more Speedmasters 🤫

True, True , but for me out of all of the limited only two mean anything

 
 By: Miranda : November 21st, 2018-09:11
The 60th which was excellent unlike the 50th which they screwed up on the movement And the 50th moonlanding Apollo 11- i am Praying they don’t screw it up

By the way....

 
 By: Adamska : February 11th, 2019-21:44
Requiescat in Pace to these enormously brave gentlemen. Thank you for the images which will stick to mind for quite some time, here I am looking over all of the Apollo mission posts of yours once again ! Cheers, Filip