The Omega Speedmaster Professional is a true icon in the world of horology. In 1969, it was the first watch worn on the moon by Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission. In 1970, the Apollo 13 lunar landing was aborted due to a failed oxygen service module. The Speedmaster was used to time the engine burn needed to return US astronauts back to Earth.
The case size for Reference Number 31030425001002 is 42mm, and the lug to lug distance is 48.5mm. The brushed five-arched links per row bracelet is extremely comfortable. A black step dial and lug widths of 20mm permit multiple options for straps. Water resistance is a respectable 50 meters.
The Omega Caliber 3861 is a co-axial and manual-winding movement. It was developed by the legendary George Daniels. His design reduces friction and results in greater accuracy and longevity.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional played a critical role in the history of space exploration. It is a watch that is both stylish and functional. For those appreciating the history and heritage of this timepiece, it is an excellent choice