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Speedmaster Professional on Leather NATO

Omega Speedmaster Professional on Leather NATO

Omega Speedmaster Professional on Leather NATO

The Speedmaster is one of the most versatile watches when it comes to straps – this thing looks good on just about anything. So how about a Speedmaster Professional on leather NATO? Pretty sweet right?

Omega’s NATO straps are available through our friends over at Ace Jewelers.

The Omega NATO Strap

Omega Speedmaster Professional on OEM NATO straps (click for full size)

Omega Speedmaster Professional on OEM NATO straps (click for full size)

There is now an updated version of this article available at http://www.speedywatches.com/oem-omega-nato-straps-2018-update/

Frequent readers of the SpeedyWatches blog will know: we’re big fan of NATO straps on our Speedies. Until a while ago we had to go aftermarket to get these, but Omega launched a full collection of exceedingly high-quality NATO straps at BaselWorld 2014. A week or so ago Omega launched a special page dedicated to these straps, allowing us to go through the various options and matches available.

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002056

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002056

First up is the 031ZSZ002056, a strap in black coated nylon fabric in the same construction as the one used on the Apollo 11 45th Anniversary: a thick and sturdy strap with fabric keepers – no hardware other than the Omega-signed buckle.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031CUZ002058

Omega NATO strap 031CUZ002058

Then there’s the 031CUZ002058, a brown Barenia leather NATO strap. Again, no hardware other than the Omega-signed buckle. We’d care to guess that this one will age very, very well.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002044

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002044

Next up is the 031ZSZ002044, a NATO strap in grey-bordered black polyamide with traditional stainless steel hardware.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

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Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002046

Then there’s the 031ZSZ002046, which is essentially the same strap but now with orange borders. This one would look rather smashing on orange-accented Planet Oceans we’d recon.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002041

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002041

Third in this series is the 031ZSZ002041, again black polyamide but now with red accents.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002045

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002045

In a more traditional look, there’s the 031ZSZ002045 in a color combination traditionally referred to as ‘James Bond’ – although recent research seems to have changed the consensus on the colors of the actual James Bond strap.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002047

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002047

A variation on the one posted above is the 031ZSZ002047, in black/orange.

Price: contact Ace Jewelers

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002042

Omega NATO strap 031ZSZ002042

Last but not least is the 031ZSZ002042 in black and red. A vibrant combination!

Price? Contact Ace Jewelers

Don’t forget to visit the Omega page on these – especially the configurator is worth a visit!

Interested? Contact our favorite Omega AD Ace Jewelers!

Press Release – Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary 311.62.42.30.06.001

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary 311.62.42.30.06.001

In July of 1969, two NASA astronauts became the first human beings ever to set foot on the surface of a celestial body. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon, they had met the challenge delivered only a few years earlier by President John F. Kennedy. The feat has been described as one of mankind’s crowning technological achievements and OMEGA was literally on hand on this historic occasion.

March 27th 2014 – read more below the gallery

Strapped around his spacesuit, Buzz Aldrin had an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronograph. Neil Armstrong had left his own Speedmaster aboard the Lunar Landing Module as a reliable backup to the electronic timekeeping system.

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure.

Recalling the colours of the moon and the Apollo 11 lunar and command modules, the Limited Edition timepiece features a grey, completely brushed 42 mm grade-2 titanium case with a touch of gold.

The black PVD dial, with its 30-minute and 12-hour recorders and small seconds sub-dial, has been produced using a special laser which creates the design elements on the watch’s face by removing the material surrounding the name, sub-dial numerals and hour markers. The indexes and hour, minute, seconds and sub-dial hands are crafted from 18K red gold and the central chronograph hand is red gold-plated. Super-LumiNova coating the hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands as well as the hour markers and two dots at 12 o’clock emits a green light. A box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal coated with anti-reflective treatment on both sides protects this impressive dial. The 18K OMEGA Sedna™ gold bezel is enhanced by a matt black ceramic ring with a tachymeter scale, a defining design element of the Speedmaster collection.

The screw-in caseback is embossed with the iconic Seahorse emblem and the outer circle is engraved in black with “FLIGHT QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS”, “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON” and “APOLLO 11, 45TH ANNIVERSARY, LIMITED EDITION, 0000/1969”.

Another striking feature of the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition watch is the NATO-inspired fabric strap. The original NATO straps were created by the British Ministry of Defence in 1973 and OMEGA’s updated version is made from a particularly high-quality material and a new design for additional wearing comfort.

The timepiece has been created in an edition limited to 1,969 pieces. The limited edition number reflects the significant year that the first humans walked on the moon. The Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch is fitted with the calibre 1861, a manual-winding chronograph movement, and offered with a two-year warranty. It is water resistant to 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet). The watch is delivered in a special presentation box along with its Certificate of Authenticity.

Editors note: find the price at our other posting

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

For the first time -Alaska project prototypes aside- Omega has created a Speedmaster Professional with handwound movement in titanium. And wow – can you spell STUNNING?

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th anniverary Ace Jewelers (1)

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

The titanium case works wonderful with the matte grey dial. The tone-on-tone print gives this Speedmaster a very unique look. The Sedna gold bezel ring and details on the dial add a touch of warmth to a otherwise monochrome design. The overall design is very well-balanced. While staying true to the classic looks of the Speedmaster Professional, the Apollo 11 45th Anniversary has an avant-garde touch. The bezel inlay on this Speedy is ceramic by the way.

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

BaselWorld 2014 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

  • Case: Titanium /Sedna gold
  • Strap: NATO
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Movement: Caliber 1861
  • Misc.: limited to 1969 pieces
  • Reference number: 311.62.42.30.06.001
  • Pricing indication: Check at Authorized Dealer