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Omega teams up with The Met to launch special edition Speedmaster

Coinciding with a new photographic exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art it happens to be sponsoring, Omega has revealed a limited-edition version of the Speedmaster First Omega in Space that pays tribute to the world-famous museum in New York…

The Speedmaster First Omega in Space is a modern re-edition of the watch astronaut Wally Schirra wore during the Mercury Sigma 7 mission back in 1962. At 39.7mm, it’s slightly smaller than a Moonwatch and has more ornate hands and various subtle differences on the dial. 

There have been myriad limited-edition variants of this watch, the latest of which has been revealed in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which just last week opened a photographic exhibition entitled Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography in this, the 50th year since the Apollo 11 moon landing. Special features include the red-and-white NATO strap, ‘The Met’ engraving on the case back in addition to the individual number, and a special Met box. Just 100 pieces will be sold, either directly from The Met’s gift shop or through your local Omega boutique. For space buffs in or heading to the Big Apple, why not kill two birds with one stone and geek out on moon art before snagging this ultra-cool Speedmaster?

Photos: Omega 

You can find a wide selection of vintage and modern Omega wristwatches listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.