The new Replica Omega Speedmaster “The First Omega in Space” Sedna Gold is the second re-issue of the “pre-Moonwatch” timepiece worn by astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra onboard the Sigma 7 spacecraft that orbited the earth six times on October 3, 1962.
That replica Omega watch – Schirra’s personal Replica Omega Speedmaster – marked the start of a long history of space exploration for the Speedmaster Chronograph, which in 1965 became the official certified watch for all NASA manned missions.
The updated model reprises many of the original Replica Omega Speedmaster’s details along with some new touches.
The 18k Sedna gold (an alloy created by Omega) case has a diameter of 39.7 mm and, like the original, features symmetric lugs. The caseback is characterised by a Seahorse medallion with the engraving “The First Omega In Space, October 3, 1962.”
The brown polished bezel is crafted from ceramic with a matte chromium nitride tachymeter scale. The AR-coated sapphire crystal protects the opaline silvery dial with brown PVD subdials and minutes track. Along with the applied indexes, the Alpha hands are also made of 18k Sedna gold.
The new Replica Omega Constellation watch is powered by the Omega caliber 1861, a hand-wound movement beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offering a power reserve of 48 hours, and it is water resistant to 50 meters.
Although the Replica Omega Speedmaster “The First Replica Omega in Space” Sedna Gold is not a limited edition, each piece will be numbered. Matched to a brown leather strap with beige stitching, it has a retail price of Euro 14,600 / US$ 18,000.