Like clockwork?-Life & Style-Men-TimesOnline
"At Basel, Omega celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Speedmaster with a limited series of the Professional Chronograph Moonwatch. The Patch series of just under 6,000 stainless-steel pieces with a commemorative golden sea-horse design on the dial gives collectors a chance to own a piece of space history for £2,150. The original hand-winding Speedmaster was launched in 1957 and gained an impressive track record of 11 Nasa flights and six Moon landings. Flight qualified by Nasa in 1965, the Speedmaster Chronograph touched down with the Apollo 11 astronauts, earning its “Moonwatch” name tag. The new version is powered by the Omega Calibre 1861 movement and is fitted with a stainless steel bracelet. Rolex is also using a 50th anniversary to relaunch its iconic antimagnetic Oyster Milgauss model. The original has become a hit for collectors and the new version stays close to its 1950s styling with its orange lightning bolt second hand. It will retail at about £3,000."