The story of an extraordinary moonwatch
Chronographs from Omega were already being manufactured at the end of the 18th century The first model of the Omega Speedmaster Chronographs was released in 1957. Since then, little has changed in the model. Originally the watch was not made for space and moon missions, but as a sports and racing watch in the 1920s and 1930s. Omega was and still is the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. After a series of qualification tests, NASA decided to use the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph for its astronauts in space. The Apollo 13 mission saved the watch's life, and after all instruments failed, the astronauts used the watch to control the lunar module's landing system. Omega received an award in recognition of its exceptional professionalism and commitment to manned spaceflight. Today, the Omega Speedmaster is still part of the equipment used by NASA astronauts.