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President Joe Biden – Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”

The 46th and current president of the United States of America, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., is wearing a 42mm Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Chronograph in stainless steel with a tachymetric bezel and a black dial. This is one of the most classic timepieces ever made and was the first watch ever worn by an astronaut walking on the moon on the 20th of July in 1969, hence the name ‘Moonwatch.’

Omega first developed the Speedmaster in 1957. This timepiece was originally released as a racing chronograph. However, it moved on to function in a manner that was far above the initial imaginations of the Swiss designers who created it. It could even travel to the moon. 

As a result, numerous variations of the Speedmaster have been produced during the period of the last part of the 20th century. Nonetheless, since the days before any connection with NASA, the moon, or space, the “Moonwatch” has largely stayed intact.

On the other hand, the current Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Chronograph has undergone a few minor alterations. The case measurements have somewhat changed with time, the bracelet’s engineering has improved, and the package has undoubtedly become much more opulent. Even a loupe is included with the newest Moonwatch so that you can see the watch’s finer details. The Speedmaster, after all, is all about the small things.

This Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Chronograph, the present production version, is also known as the “Sapphire Sandwich” among fans. All through the lengthy history of the Speedmaster, a few variants have even had both Hesalite on the face and sapphire on the caseback.

Additionally, the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph “Moonwatch” sports a beautiful black dial with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute plus 12-hour registers, and a Chronograph marker in the center are advanced features. Furthermore, a tachymetric scale is displayed on a black bezel to evaluate speed more accurately based on the amount of time used to travel a predetermined range.

You may view the famed Calibre Omega 1863, one of the more spectacular movements you have ever encountered, through the exploratory window on the case back. Along with the exceptionally scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, it is displayed on the watch’s back. If fully wound, the automatic Chronograph movement boasts a great 48-hour power reserve. That is excellent quality, considering how rigorously examined and unharmed this movement has been.

Moreover, this Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Chronograph contains 18 jewels, a rotor with a straight-line gear, and a shock absorber. The caliber also comes with a monometallic balancer, a self-compensating flat balance spring, and an indication regulator. It has a speed of 21,600 mph (3 Hz). In addition, each edge is immaculately smooth, nearly to the extent of being hand-decorated.

The Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Chronograph is the watch to purchase if you intend to make an impression wherever you go. According to legend, a Speedmaster was available in 1969 when humans made their first strip on the moon. Every subsequent lunar expedition also carried it. 

Price market: $6,300.00 USD

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