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We had the chance to handle the watches from the Omega Museum that were presented in the Parisian Boutique during a special eventall fully original or even prototypes of one of the most important chronographs ever made. Keep in mind that inquartz watches were only at the very beginning of their development.
This was a private purchase and had nothing to do with NASA. The astronauts kept pushing for something like an official watch that could be worn during space missions.
Bythey started thinking that a certified watch for their astronauts was a real and important need. Waltham and Bulova were not contacted. Based on a letter of requirement by Deke Slayton, the whole watch-testing was organized by James H.
Ragan at the time a young engineer at NASA and by late a request for quotations was sent to several watch brands. This is the reason why the brands did not know at first what was going on. Only 4 brands answered back: Ragan sent a specifications-sheet.
In it there were many details about what exactly NASA wanted to see. Hamilton responded by proposing a pocket-watch chronograph out of their military products range instead of proposing the required wristwatch chronograph. Ragan did not include them in his testing.
The entry was disqualified. Ragan went on and procured 3 to 4 pieces per brand Longines-Wittnauer, Rolex and OMEGAand the legendary tests were carried out with these pieces and under these three brands.
Six shocks of 40 G, each 11 milliseconds in duration, in six different directions. Three cycles of 30 minutes of vibration varying from 5 to Hz. After an intense procedure that went from October 21st, to March 1st,only the Omega Speedmaster survived and NASA declared it operational for space exploration and flight certified: Omega have finally been able to put the whole history together, backed-up by countless original documents — most were previously classified — both in Houston and within countless archives discovered in the vaults of the Omega museum.
The first one — The CK The story began with this one: Back then, the Speedmaster, was already popular, a fact that pushed Omega to keep updating this model. It was a big and sporty watch in a world of small gold and dress watches. The Speedmaster was part of the iconic trilogy: Two other main differences can be seen on the dial and case, compared to later editions: Hands and indexes are filled with radium.Discover a large selection of Omega Speedmaster watches on Chrono24 - the worldwide marketplace for luxury watches.
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