1. Its link to man's first landing on the moon
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to have his feet on the surface of the moon, followed by his co-pilot Buzz Aldrin. Guiding them where no man had gone before were the Speedmaster watches strapped on their wrists.
Four years earlier, Omega beat out several watch companies to become the official watch supplier for NASA’s Human Space Flight Program after its Speedmaster survived the rigorous thermal, shock, vibration and vacuum tests.
In November of 1969, four months after the historic landing, Omega presented the Speedmaster BA145.022 watch in yellow gold case and burgundy bezel to Armstrong and Aldrin at the Astronaut Appreciation Dinner in Houston, Texas. The latest Speedmaster is modeled after this watch.