Other Watchy Bits: 14 Seconds, Apollo 13 and the Omega Speedmaster

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.