“ABSOLUTELY THE FINEST GUIDE TO SPEEDMASTER ON THE PLANET.”

Hodinkee

“It makes perfect sense
to publish a book
called Moonwatch Only.”

It is impossible to imagine a wristwatch with a more impressive backstory. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional – the Moonwatch – has done things that no other timepiece has done and its been worn in places that only a few human beings have been.
None of us know today what the future of human space travel will be but I still believe in the indomitable will and courage, the passion, and the inspiration in the hearts and minds of dreamers – dreamers who want to go once again where we’ve never gone before, see things we’ve never seen before and do things that have never been done before. And when that spirit takes humankind to the limits of our imagination, I have no doubt that the OMEGA Speedmaster will be part of the journey.

Captain Eugene Cernan, The Last Man on the Moon

TODAY, THE MOONWATCH IS STILL AS IMPORTANT AS EVER.

Nobody could foresee the remarkable destiny of the first chronograph with a tachymeter scale on the bezel that OMEGA brought out in 1957. It needed a fast name because it was designed for automobile racing teams and engineers. Its fate took a stratospheric twist in 1965 when NASA chose the model for the astronauts that would land on the Moon – a decision that propelled the Moonwatch to watchmaking’s hall of fame. 60 years later, the Speedmaster family has grown with numerous evolutions, but the Moonwatch remains almost unchanged in its shape and spirit and it is still one of the most – if not THE most – iconic timepieces ever.

There are very few timepieces in the world that deserve a definitive and comprehensive book. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is one of them.

After years of in-depth study and the acquisition of several dozen Speedmasters, we felt we should share with neophyte collectors what we had learned and so help them identify the different versions and their components, avoid the pitfalls and sharpen their observation. We nevertheless wanted to produce the most detailed analysis possible so that the book could serve as a reference and guide to the more experienced collector. The book aims to provide the most comprehensive overview possible of the different Speedmaster Moonwatch models, parents and variants, from the first reference of 1957 and including all the Special and Limited Series that we know of.

THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

The new “MOONWATCH ONLY – 60 Years of OMEGA Speedmaster” is the 2nd edition of the MOONWATCH ONLY book. It has been enriched with numerous new features and additional information.
Two new historical chapters have been added with the contribution of James H. Ragan, retired NASA Project Engineer and Program Manager and Petros Protopapas, International Brand Heritage Manager of OMEGA.
Another new chapter is dedicated to the overview of 60 years of innovation from OMEGA and other iconic models of the Speedmaster line.

“THIS BOOK WAS CAREFULLY RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY TWO SPEEDMASTER ENTHUSIASTS, WHICH PROVES THE INCREDIBLE IMPACT THIS WATCH HAS HAD.”

Raynald Aeschlimann, President & CEO of OMEGA

3rd edition

BRAND NEW EDITION

The 2nd edition has been updated with all the new series included the 2019 ones (more than 15 new models).

The comprehensive research on the constituent parts has been updated with new information, making it always more precise and complete.

Interesting information has been added about special models.

AVAILABLE WINTER 2019.

Price: USD 290.00 • CHF 250.00 • € 250.00

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2nd edition

Contents

Foreword by Raynald Aeschlimann, President & CEO of OMEGA
Foreword by Captain Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17
Why a Speedmaster Moonwatch guide?
Part 1 – Speedmaster History
Part 2 – Main Components and Accessories
Part 3 – The Models
Part 4 – 60 Years of Innovation
Part 5 – How to Start Collecting Speedmasters
Part 6 – Appendices

ISBN 978-2-940506-17-0 (English Edition) – SOLD OUT

566 Pages • over 1000 ill. • Format: 25 x 30.7 cm.
Price: USD 290.00 • CHF 250.00 • € 250.00

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1st edition

Contents

Foreword by Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA
Foreword by Captain Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Main Components and Accessories
Part 3 – The Models
Part 4 – Choosing and Using
Part 5 – Appendices

ISBN 978-2-940506-03-3 (English Edition) – SOLD OUT
ISBN 978-2-940506-02-6 (French Edition)
ISBN 978-2-940506-04-0 (Italian Edition)

500 Pages • over 1000 ill. • Format: 25 x 30.7 cm.
Price: USD 200.00 • CHF 175.00 • € 175.00

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