Omega: Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50° Anniversary7 October 2020
Snoopy, the famous beagle from the Peanuts who was chosen as a mascot by the NASA, returns to the Omega Speedmaster dial for the third time.
After the first two limited editions presented respectively in 2003 and 2015, Omega celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Silver Snoopy Award received in 1970, with the new Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50° Anniversary.
As always, our favourite beagle plays a prominent role within the timepiece, first appearing as an embossed silver medallion on the blue subdial at 9 o’clock. Here, he is shown wearing his famous spacesuit, in the exact style of the silver pin that NASA astronauts give to award recipients. The dial itself is also silver and laser-engraved with Ag925. It includes two more blue subdials, as well as blue PVD angle-shaped hour markers and hands.
On the caseback, the fun really begins! This time, Snoopy has gone into orbit, thanks to his animated black and white Command and Service Module (CSM) on a magical hand. When the chronograph seconds hand is in use, Snoopy takes a trip around the mysterious far side of the moon with the lunar surface being decorated on the sapphire crystal using a unique micro-structured metallisation.
In the distance, a vision of our home is included. This Earth disc rotates once per minute, in sync with the watch’s small seconds hand, and symbolises the precise rotation of the Earth. The iconic quote, “Eyes on the Stars”, is included within the black universe. The NAIAD LOCK sistem keeps all caseback engravings in the correct, upright position, including the date in 1970 that OMEGA received the Silver Snoopy Award, as well as a tribute to the imperilled Apollo 13 mission that same year.
But the surprises don’t end there … The 42mm steel case, inspired by the fourth generation of the Speedmaster, is combined with a blue nylon strap that shows the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission inside. The tachymeter scale, with the iconic “Dot over Ninety”, is shown in white enamel on a blue ceramic [ZrO2] bezel ring.
The new OMEGA Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50° Anniversary is driven by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 with anti-magnetic innovation, as well as Master Chronometer certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
The timepiece comes with OMEGA’s full 5-year warranty, and will not be a limited production. (Price 9.700)