OMEGA Speedmaster "First Omega In Space" 1962 - BaselWorld 2012You might have maybe heard it right now, OMEGA introduced the remake from the "First Omega in Space" Speedmaster. The watch worn by Walter 'Wally' Schirra around the 3rd of October 1962 during the Sigma 7 flight, was the Speedmaster ref. CK2998. This is a second generation Speedmaster, a few years before it took over as official choice by NASA and renamed 'Speedmaster Professional' in 1965. We had phone new remake in this Speedmaster '1962' during our appointment with OMEGA in BaselWorld and we would like to discuss our findings as well as the pictures we took, using our readers.As you can tell, the dial lacks the 'Professional' wording and possesses the applied OMEGA logo again, as it was implemented then. The font that OMEGA used doesn't complement the main one, but that is really a matter of 'corporate branding'. The hands are in accordance with the original 1962 ref rolex sales .CK2998 Speedmaster likewise, with the exception that the application of the chronograph resale is one of the original CK2998-1 (or mark 1) plus the small sub register hands to the later CK2998-2. Conversely, we've seen a great deal of combinations in recent times, including people who left the factory in Bienne within the 1960s which is getting not easy to provide the exact rights facts revealed. Despite the fact that, OMEGA did a great job to make a dial which will come so nearby the original model.With a diameter of 39.7mm a tiny bit bit smaller than the existing Speedmaster Professional 'Moonwatch', but we've think it is to make use of very well. The straight lugs of this Speedmaster are extremely intriguing and match that relating to the original CK2998. The finish on the case differs a little through the original Speedmaster from 1962, but just the same will the watch supply you with a believe have you been are wearing this vintage Speedy in the 1960s.OMEGA thought we would place a vintage looking brown strap within the watch, something ones Jean-Claude Monachon (OMEGA's Head of Development) explained would have been a obvious decision by them. It wouldn't add up to have either the present steel bracelet resized just for this Speedmaster "First Omega in Space" just about all wouldn't make sense to do a remake with the original bracelet because it wouldn't meet their current standards to get a bracelet.Within the Speedmaster 1962 may be the famous caliber 1861, using the manual winding Lemania 1871 chronograph movement. We're glad how they used this movement as opposed to a new co-axial movement, historical wise it must be the caliber 321 however is the solution as the original caliber 321 just isn't available anymore. We like to the new co-axial movements by OMEGA (read RJs thorough writeup on the Speedmaster Co-Axial caliber 9300 here), but it really would not have made sense.This watch has a sapphire crystal along with the case back differs from the first 'Seahorse'-only engraved one. The caseback is embossed with OMEGA's original seahorse emblem, the wording "THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE" and "OCTOBER 3, 1962", the date from the Mercury-Atlas 8 (Sigma 7) mission. The caseback boasts the number of the watch engraved. Unlike the annual Limited Editions that OMEGA introduces (in 2010 was the past Man for the Moon edition), this Speedmaster isn't an special edition.That is a watch for Speedmaster collectors and lovers around the globe, we're sure. Since OMEGA have done the most beautiful to generate a straight-lug CK2998 remake, we are without doubt the audience will understand several of the compromises that have been created to let it easily fit in the current OMEGA catalogue.OMEGA is certain to get this watch shipped to authorized dealers in October/November 2012, no less than 'after' the 50th anniversary of Wally Schirra's Mercury Atlas 8 mission. Pricing is set at CHF 4750.- (including taxes).A completely original OMEGA Speedmaster pre-Professional (therefore pre-Moon) CK2998 costs even more than that watches . It makes the Speedmaster '1962' or 'First Omega in Space' an extremely interesting and attractive Speedy for people who cannot find a vintage ref.2998 for their liking, don't want to spend so much money for example or merely prefer new replica watches. Unkown reasons it can be, we presume this remake Speedmaster pre-Professional will certainly be a excellent seller amongst Speedmaster collectors and aficionados across the world.Below a graphic of Wally Schirra (who passed away on the 3rd of May in 2007), wearing his OMEGA Speedmaster within the sleeve of his NASA suit.More information: www.omegareplica watches.com. Also ensure that you keep an eye on their Facebook page throughout the BaselWorld exhibition along with events patek philippe replica watch .
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