Few stories in the NASA pantheon resonate as deeply as that of the Apollo 13 mission. The weight and impact of that event is due, in part, to its archetypal struggle—an illustration of man’s resilience and ingenuity in the face of overwhelming odds. However, a small but critical part of that struggle began long before lift-off in the watchmaking shops of Omega SA at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland.
Other Watchy Bits: Omega’s Silver Snoopy
Omega watches have been on the wrists of astronauts and engineers since they qualified for space missions back in 1965 and would later be the first watch on the moon in July of 1969. There are many variations of the Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch,” but one version less often discussed is the Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy.”