Oops, they did it again…

Robert-Jan Broer
July 29, 2004
Oops, they did it again…

We all know that Omega was chosen to be the supplier of the watch for NASA astronauts, this watch, is the famous Speedmaster Professional. Until now, every once in a while Omega introduces some sort of tribute to the Moonwatch. Most of them are standard Speedmaster Professional models with inscriptions on the caseback or on the side of the case. Like this one here.

Omega also presented a case full of ‘Mission’ Speedmaster Professional models, these had a missionpatch on the subregister at 9 o’clock. For the “Last Man on the Moon” mission, they even introduced a model with a Snoopy figure in the subregister at 9 o’clock and a big Snoopy picture on the caseback. Note: Snoopy is a NASA award.

All fine, but now… Omega introduced a Speedmaster Pro ‘From Moon to Mars’ edition and it looks like this:

Have they lost their minds? After the introduction of this watch at the Basel fair it was quiet ar0und this ugly thing, but it is even popping up in magazines to ‘promote’ Omega… I don’t think this can be defined as promotion…

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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