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Updated: Press Release Database – Speedmaster Facts & Figures

As promised, we’ve been working our way through Omega’s Speedmaster press releases. We’ve reached mid-2006. Obviously there is still quite the road ahead, but we came across a fun release that we couldn’t resist to share on our front page – … Continue reading

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Press Release – Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” Numbered Edition chronograph

So much has been written about the rigorous testing that led to the OMEGA Speedmaster’s being the only watch qualified for every manned NASA mission that it is easy to forget that the very first OMEGA worn in Space was … Continue reading

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Press Release: How the Speedmaster became the Moonwatch

The NASA tests: The story of how the OMEGA Speedmaster became the Moonwatch – the only wristwatch approved by NASA for all manned space flights – has been re-told often enough that it is sometimes difficult to determine where the … Continue reading

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Press Release – Omega Speedmaster Professional Facts & Figures

Omega Speedmaster Professional Facts & Figures June 27th 2007 The first Omega Speedmaster was produced in 1957. The dial aesthetics were inspired by the dashboards of Italian cars of the time, with contrasting black and white for high legibility. The … Continue reading

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Press Release – Omega Speedmaster Professional Gemini IV 40th Anniversary

The special Speedmaster model created for Baselworld 2005 commemorates not only the 40th anniversary of the first space walk, but also the 40th anniversary of the Speedmaster’s flight qualification for manned spaceflight missions. These important milestones are celebrated with a … Continue reading

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