The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has exhibited some of history’s most precious artifacts. This week The MET continues that tradition with Apollo’s Muse: The Moon In The Age Of Photography. As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, over 150 photographs, drawings, films, and pieces of equipment from each Apollo mission will be on display. The MET isn’t alone celebrating that occasion, as Omega is chiming in with yet another special edition Speedmaster. The limited release of hearkens back to 1962 by capturing the design of the “First Omega in Space” donned by Wally Schirra aboard the Mercury Sigma 7 mission.
The release of the Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” The Met Edition will be limited to 100 pieces. Each special edition will encase Omega’s classic hand wound caliber 1861 movement within a 39.7 mm stainless steel case showcasing an anodized aluminum bezel and black varnished dial. Omega loyalists will have the option of alternating between a brown leather strap with beige stitching or a red and white NATO strap engraved with The Met’s logo on its loop. The two straps make this Speedmaster a perfect choice for both formal occasions and casual wear.
Apollo’s Muse: The Moon In The Age Of Photography will be exhibited at The MET until September 22, 2019 but Omega’s special edition Speedmaster will be long gone before its conclusion. The iconic watch will be available for purchase online, at the Omega Boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and The Met Store while limited supplies last.