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Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd Ed

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 2:46pm
by Racer-X
"SOLID. GOLD. SPEEDY. You knew Omega had something up its sleeve for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and it turns out it is a re-creation of the exceedingly cool Speedmaster BA145.0220, replete with the burgundy bezel and black onyx markers. For those about to hit Wikipedia, yes, Apollo 11 is arguably the Apollo mission, having put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon on July 20th, 1969. Gold is customary for 50th anniversaries, and Omega went all out in creating a special edition that speaks directly to Speedmaster aficionados and of the era that created the Moonwatch.

Assuming some of you don't know the original reference BA145.022, perhaps a bit of background is required. Apollo 11 put mankind on the Moon in July of 1969, and later that year (in November) Omega presented a special edition of the Speedmaster at an appreciation dinner for the Apollo astronauts – the BA145.022. Limited to 1,014 pieces, the first two in the series were presented to President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. As for the remaining 1,012 units, Omega says that 3-28 were given to NASA astronauts, 29-32 went to "Swiss watch industry leaders and politicians," 33-1,000 were offered to the public, 1,001-1,008 went to the crews of Apollo 14 and 17, and 1,009-1,014 were reserved by Omega for other personalities (with no additional information provided on who these personalities were or are)."


https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/omega-speedmaster-apollo-11-anniversary-limited-edition-introducing

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 3:20pm
by foghorn
The Speedmaster is an iconic tool watch. It looks plain silly in gold.
Now we have a Speedmaster for posers.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 4:15pm
by Falstaff
foghorn wrote:The Speedmaster is an iconic tool watch. It looks plain silly in gold.
Now we have a Speedmaster for posers.



Yup - and they'll sell every fucking one of 'em.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 5:53pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
I don't know why, but I don't hate it.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 8:31pm
by conjurer
Goddamn it, I don't know why, but that Speedy's making my dick stiff!

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:07pm
by bedlam
Blech

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:07pm
by TemerityB
Yeah, that's handsome. Pie in the sky, anyway.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:12pm
by SynMike
The original is beautiful. That gold holds no interest for me.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:20pm
by smellody
Love it. I'd go back to omega for this piece.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:44pm
by biglove
If someone gave me one, I sure as hell wouldn't turn it down.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 13th 2019, 2:49am
by Pubbie
Completist millionaires will spunk when they get "the call" from "the AD".

If this was any other watch, all you'd hear is the budda-budda-budda of internet invective. But, Speedy Pro etc.

This year Omega is going to milk the Speedmaster to death.

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 13th 2019, 8:58am
by koimaster

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 13th 2019, 4:27pm
by Rusty
Do you have to wear riding boots to wear that watch?

Re: Omega Speedmaster Solid Gold Apollo 11 Anniversary Ltd E

PostPosted: March 14th 2019, 8:57am
by relaxer7
Price?? Probably £20K+ I'd guess. I don't mind gold but doesn't suit a speedy does it.