It absolutely was 45 several years ago, on April 14, 1970 that three astronauts, namely: Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise ended up on their way towards the Moon, as members in the Apollo 13 mission. At in excess of three hundred,000 km from Earth, among their two oxygen tanks exploded, leaving them with no choice but to abort their mission and obtain their way back home as a result of an epic journey of survival, a tale of ingenuity and team get the job done.
For a recognition for replica Omega’s contribution to your entire Apollo programme, the same yr, NASA awarded the Swiss watchmaker while using the Silver Snoopy award. Consisting of a sterling silver “Silver Snoopy” lapel pin flown during a NASA mission, a commendation letter (stating the mission the Silver Snoopy pin was flown on) and a signed, framed Silver Snoopy certificate, the award is given personally by an astronauts to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success.
type hands as well as the polished black ceramic bezel, which attributes a Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale. Super-LumiNova is also located over the central hour, minute and chronograph seconds palms.
Distinguishing this limited edition timepiece are the two inscriptions that decorate the dial. Fourteen smaller squares concerning zero and 14 seconds on the dial come collectively to sort an extended comic strip, together with the words “What could you are doing in 14 seconds?” prepared underneath. The question is often a nod for the 14-second mid-course correction which the Apollo 13 astronauts timed with their on-board back-up timing device: the replica omega watches Speedmaster.
At the centre in the dial is definitely the quote: “Failure is not an option.” These inspiring words were being spoken by actor Ed Harris who played Apollo 13 Flight Director Gene Kranz during the 1995 film about the historic mission, Apollo 13. A smaller image of the sleeping Snoopy painted to the dial with Super-LumiNova is positioned while in the little seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and it appears as if he is dreaming on the token phrase that is often utilized in association along with the mission.
he 42 mm chrome steel timepiece is presented with a black coated nylon fabric strap with white stitching and a foldover clasp. The Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award will probably be produced within an version constrained to 1,970 items. At its heart will be the duplicate OMEGA calibre 1861, the same manual-winding chronograph motion that run the legendary Moonwatch.