Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Snoopy 45 TH “Brand New”
Omega speedmaster Apollo 13 Snoopy 45 TH, brand new. Limited edition to 1970 units. Steel case, background with silver medallion, white dial, chronograph, ceramic bezel. Textile strap with deploying closure. Mechanical movement of manual ski lift. Complete with boxes, documentation, limited series certificate. Year 2016. With one year warranty.
A tribute to the 45th anniversary of the legendary Apollo 13 mission and the Silver Snoopy Award that OMEGA received from astronauts upon their safe return to Earth, this watch tells a story of the brand’s role in space exploration and highlights the connection of the NASA with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Reminiscent of the black and white comic strips printed in newspapers, the Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award features a white dial with black-varnished hands, a white hand in the small second sub-sphere, indexes with black and ceramic varnished upper cavities Black polished bezel ring.
This wristwatch features a caseback that is unlike any other. A Snoopy 925 silver medallion, mounted on a plate of the same material, is surrounded by a dark blue enamel. A silver powder is sprayed on each individual box bottom by hand, giving the impression that Snoopy is floating in space. The silver medallion resembles the pin, the Silver Snoopy Award, which was given to OMEGA for its contribution to the success of the Apollo missions.
Because each box bottom is partly hand made, no two pieces are exactly the same.
The white dial with its black elements is both recognizable as the inverse of the Speedmaster Professional. The indexes are made of Super-LumiNova and have top cavities varnished in black, unlike the Moonwatch indexes that have Super-LumiNova in the center. A small Snoopy, created with a special Super-LumiNova paint, decorates the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale emits a green light.
A small inscription on the dial between zero and fourteen seconds asks: “What could you do in 14 seconds?” – a nod to the amount of time it took for Apollo 13 astronauts to make one of the smallest mid-course corrections before returning to Earth’s atmosphere. The pictures in every second remind of a classic comic strip.