Space legends – Omega Speedmaster watches, have undoubtedly made history with their role in the Apollo Moon Missions. The Omega Speedmaster is recognised world-wide as being the number 1 choice for space agencies and astronauts, and proudly owns the title of “first watch on the moon”. Since 1962 the brand has been on hand to equip professionals within the aerospace industry with watches that have been purposefully built to withstand those external challenges most likely to be experienced within the environments that they are intended for. This means choosing a select few materials that can endure factors such as heat, pressure, friction, moisture, vibration and traction.
The Omega Speedmaster has its very own nickname - the Moonwatch. It is part of some of humankind’s greatest achievements and has been associated with some of the biggest discoveries in space and science. NASA qualified it for use in its pilot missions in 1965 and it was the only watch that survived the tests submitted by the organisation – conditions that were initially designed to destroy the watches.
Our prestigious Omega Speedmaster collection at Berry’s consists of the likes of; the Moonwatch, the Skywalker X-33 and the Mark II. The models vary from vintage dial designs to digital display screens and from lightweight titanium constructions with ceramic bezels, to rugged stainless steel cases with matching bracelets and foldable clasps. The Omega Speedmaster collection uses a variety of dial colours to represent some of the brand’s finest elements of craftsmanship – all of which serve as a sophisticated tool on the wrist of the sporty gent, the avid explorer, the dedicated office worker or the traveller. Built with ultra-high functionality and true technical perfection, Omega Speedmaster watches are equipped with the finest in chronograph functions, many with superb calibres that provide impressive power reserves.
Omega Speedmaster watches are perfect for wearers with concrete technical demands, or for those who enjoy the flexibility of being able to play with a few extra gadgets once in a while. Aside from their affordability, the Speedmaster is also sure to grow in value as the Swiss watchmaking industry continues to evolve. Omega watches have a rather dedicated fan base – a somewhat cult following. The addictive style and the powerful presence of a Speedmaster watch lends itself to a versatility hard to match in any other brand alike. The instruments are an ideal choice for a sports watch, an everyday watch, or a timepiece to don when the need for a special celebration arises.
The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 is a macho timepiece presented on a grade 2 titanium 45mm case and an ultra-sleek digital display screen. The model, like all Omega watches from the Speedmaster collection, is an extension of the brand’s legacy in space, sharing a boundless enthusiasm for extreme exploration. Digital elements display hours, minute and seconds as well as featuring three alarms, three different timezones, a perpetual countdown and chronograph functions. The advanced multifunction quartz chronograph features a thermo-compensated integrated circuit which provides an accuracy greater than any standard Swiss quartz movement. The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 differs from that of some of the Moonwatch breeds – many of which have a distinctive classic dial with chronograph scales and date windows arranged in a conventional manner. Whether fitted on a robust stainless steel bracelet, or a smart black leather strap, every model from the Speedmaster collection is as naturally ambitious as the spacemen who proudly wears it.