OMEGA’s Critcal Role in the Apollo 13 Mission
1970 marked a significant moment in OMEGA and NASA’s work together. On April 13th of that year, the Apollo 13 mission was preparing for another lunar landing. But then, an oxygen tank on the craft’s exterior exploded and all non-essential systems had to power down. The Luxury Replica UK crew had to abort the mission they set out on and pursue another.
They had to face the daunting task of getting back to earth safely. Food and water was in limited supply, heating was gone, and the use of certain on-board instruments was lost. Yet, the astronauts needed to time a crucial burn of the engines. It would be their only chance to adjust their trajectory and enter the atmosphere at the correct angle. The only tool they had for the job was the Grade One Replica Watches OMEGA Speedmaster Professional.
The Speedmaster Professional Snoopy Award Watch
Thirty-three years after the Apollo 13 mission, OMEGA introduced a commemorative watch called the Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Professional Snoopy Award. The brand produced the model in a limited run of 5,441 pieces as a nod to the length of the mission: 142 hours, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds. This 2003 edition features a black luminova dial with a Snoopy badge painted on the subdial at the nine-o’clock position. It also comes equipped with a stainless steel construction. On the caseback, there’s a colored variation of the Silver Snoopy Award logo. It’s accompanied by the words, “Eyes on the Stars.”
The Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award Watch
The 2015 Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award features a distinctly different design from the original Snoopy and other Omega Replica Watches Swiss Movement. It showcases a white dial with a special fourteen-seconds counter. Along the counter, there’s text that reads, “What could you do in 14 seconds?”However, it’s a different rendering of the beloved character. Another notable feature of the watch is the luminescence of the dial. The tachymeter scale, indices, hands, and Snoopy himself all glow in the dark. Instead of the bracelet strap found on the original Snoopy and most Speedy’s, this model comes equipped with nylon strap.