Speedmaster Gathering Commemorating the 44th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s First Step on the Moon
Our friends over at Fratellowatches celebrate their affection for Omega’s Speedmaster every Tuesday with ‘Speedy Tuesday’. It’s their homage of one of their favorite watches and they come up with another rare limited edition every week. To celebrate the 44th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon – on 21 July 1969 at 2:56 UTC time – they organized a lunch for Speedmaster enthusiasts.
The amount of Speedmaster brought to the lunch event, was simply impressive. Fratellowatches shares a load of photos of boxes full of Speedmasters and some closeups of for instance this gold Speedmaster Professional – ref. BA145.022 – from 1969 to commemorate the NASA Moonlanding. This is one of only 1014 pieces ever made, of which the first 39 went to astronauts and members of the White House. According to Fratellowatches, number 1 was intended for Richard Nixon but he refused the watch that is now in the Omega museum in Biel.
For a full report and loads of photos, hop over to Fratellowatches.