Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of OMEGA Speedmaster

Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of OMEGA Speedmaster Author Gregoire Rossier
ISBN-10 2940506175
ISBN-13 9782940506170
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 566
Language English
Publisher Watchprint.Com Sarl
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A new edition of this definitive book marking the 60th anniversary of the SpeedmasterIncludes new features and additional historical information The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional the Moonwatch has done things that no other timepiece has done and it has been worn in places that only a few human beings have been Captain Eugene Cernan last man on the moon It is an indescribable reference work and a true must have for every Speedmaster collector ForbesThere are very few timepieces in the world that deserve a definitive and comprehensive book The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is one of them Initially designed for automobile racing teams and engineers the Omega Speedmaster embarked on a very different trajectory when NASA chose it to accompany astronauts heading for the Moon in 1965 Its involvement in the space adventure has propelled the Moonwatch to the top of the list of celebrated timepieces After years of research and observation the authors present a complete panorama of the Moonwatch in a systematic work that is both technical and attractive making it the unparalleled reference book for this legendary watch This new edition marking the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster has been enriched with numerous new features and additional historical information Contents Foreword by Raynald Aeschlimann President and CEO of OMEGA Foreword by Captain Eugene Cernan Commander of Apollo 17 Why a Speedmaster Moonwatch guide Part 1 Speedmaster History 1 Major Dates 2 Speedmaster and NASA 25 Part 2 Main Components and Accessories 1 An Original Approach 2 The Caliber 3 The Caseband 4 The Dial 5 The Bezel 6 The Hands 7 The Caseback 8 The Crown 9 The Pushers 10 The Glass 11 The Bracelet 12 The Presentation Box 13 The Documents Part 3 The Models 1 Introduction 2 Standard Production 3 Special and Limited Series 4 Personalized Models and Special Projects 5 The Alaska Project Part 4 60 Years of Innovation Part 5 How to Start Collecting Speedmasters 1 Budget 2 Choosing a Model 3 Sales Channels Part 6 Appendices 1 Model Codes 2 Tables Bibliography 3 Contributions 4 Identification Aid

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