It’s a tradition for many of the famous replica watch brands to create particularly and meticulously some special replica watch model to celebrate their anniversaries. A novel Baselworld and a new limited edition Omega Speedmaster Professional replica watch right? Like clockwork… This year the model is known as the Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz 35th Anniversary watch, and is meant to celebrate the 1975 releasing of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft – an historical mission for its collaboration between the US and the then USSr. This was also the final mission with a space shuttle boasting the “Apollo” name. It is remembered as the first international space flight. In remembrance of this event, the timepiece will be limited to just 1975 pieces with a particularly engraved caseback. The replica watch will also feature a particular dial done in meteorite – probably the best feature of the watch. Personally, I like meteorite timepieces, and it has always looked pretty darn good on the Speedmaster Professional. You can see that the meteorite has been given two colors, a lighter tone for the subsidiary dials. Otherwise, the replica watch pretty much keeps the same. The model is crafted with the same steel replica watch case and manually wound mechanical chronograph movement.
with all this focus on maintaining the heritage of the moon landing and space shuttle events, I think that the Swatch Group (parent company of Omega), should step in and try to save NASA, from a short-sighted US Government that is contemplating the closure of the quite important US treasure. A lot of hearings on behalf of NASA would help at least. That would be an event worth watching CSPAN for. This new replica watch model, as the very gift the brand offers to its 35th Anniversary, bears and shows off fully the brand’s respect to this big day. And for the design itself, there are also many valuable features for the lovers and collectors to admire.