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OMEGA Speedmaster "First Omega In Space" 1962 - BaselWorld 2012You might have maybe heard it nowadays, OMEGA introduced the remake of the "First Omega in Space" Speedmaster. The watch worn by Walter 'Wally' Schirra about the 3rd of October 1962 throughout the Sigma 7 flight, was the Speedmaster ref. CK2998. This can be a second generation Speedmaster, a couple of years before it became the official choice by NASA and renamed 'Speedmaster Professional' in 1965. We some of the new remake of this Speedmaster '1962' during our appointment with OMEGA in BaselWorld and we would like to discuss our findings and the pictures we took, using our readers.As we discussed, the dial lacks the 'Professional' wording and has the applied OMEGA logo again, like it was used then. The font that OMEGA used doesn't match with the original one, but that is a matter of 'corporate branding'. Both your hands are according to the original 1962 ref.CK2998 Speedmaster as well, but the use of the chronograph second hand has become the original CK2998-1 (or mark 1) plus the small sub register hands on the later CK2998-2. Alternatively, we have seen a lot combinations in recent times, including individuals who left the factory in Bienne within the 1960s that may be getting not easy to provide the exact rights facts on the table. Even if, OMEGA did an admirable job to generate a dial links so nearby the original model.With a diameter of 39.7mm a tad bit small the existing Speedmaster Professional 'Moonwatch', but we've think it is to use wonderfully. The straight lugs in this Speedmaster have become intriguing and match those of the initial CK2998. The finish involved differs somewhat from the original Speedmaster from 1962, replica swiss army watch repair but just the same does the watch supply you with a feel that are you currently are in reality wearing this vintage Speedy in the 1960s.OMEGA thought we would put a vintage looking brown strap on the watch, something of which Jean-Claude Monachon (OMEGA's Head of Development) told me would be a clear decision by them. It wouldn't sound right to possess either the latest stainless steel bracelet resized for this Speedmaster "First Omega in Space" it also wouldn't make sense to do a remake with the original bracelet as it wouldn't meet their current standards for the bracelet.Inside the Speedmaster 1962 is the famous caliber 1861, based on the manual winding Lemania 1871 chronograph movement. Were glad how they used this movement rather than a new co-axial movement, historical wise it must be the caliber 321 however is going to be solution as being the original caliber 321 is just not available anymore. We like to the newest co-axial movements by OMEGA (read RJs thorough writeup on the Speedmaster Co-Axial caliber 9300 here), nonetheless it do not need made sense.This watch includes a sapphire crystal as well as case back differs from the initial 'Seahorse'-only engraved one. The caseback is embossed with OMEGA's original seahorse emblem, the wording "THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE" and "OCTOBER 3, 1962", which is the date on the Mercury-Atlas 8 (Sigma 7) mission. The caseback boasts the number of the watch engraved. Unlike the annual Limited Editions that OMEGA introduces (this season was the past Man around the Moon edition), this Speedmaster is very little special edition.This is a watch for Speedmaster collectors and lovers around the globe, we're sure. Since OMEGA have done their very best to make a straight-lug CK2998 replica watches remake, we are sure the viewers will understand a few of the compromises which are built to allow it easily fit in the present OMEGA catalogue.OMEGA is certain to get this watch shipped to authorized dealers in October/November 2012, at least 'after' the 50th anniversary of Wally Schirra's Mercury Atlas 8 mission. Costs are set at CHF 4750.- (including taxes).A great original OMEGA Speedmaster pre-Professional (thereby pre-Moon) CK2998 typically costs even more than that. Celebrate the Speedmaster '1962' or 'First Omega in Space' a very intriguing and attractive Speedy for people who can't find an antique ref.2998 with their liking, wouldn't like to spend much money for one or just prefer new replica watches. Reasons yet unknown it might be, we presume until this remake Speedmaster pre-Professional will be a really good seller amongst Speedmaster collectors and aficionados worldwide submariner rolex black watches .Below a picture of Wally Schirra (who passed away on the 3rd of May in 2007), wearing his OMEGA Speedmaster over the sleeve of his NASA suit.More details: www.omegareplica watches.com. Also make sure you watch their Facebook page in the BaselWorld exhibition along with events. rolex replica replica buy pre owned rolex watches
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