On July 21st, at 2:56 UTC, Armstrong set foot on the Moon and expressed his popular words. Very little later, Buzz Aldrin followed him. On his wrist, the Omega Speedmaster Professional – from that second on, the ‘Moonwatch’.

Normally, we cover the Speedmaster solely on Tuesday here on Fratello, yet for this extraordinary date, we make an exemption obviously. Today, 48 years prior, the Omega Speedmaster turned into the Moonwatch. Not unintentionally obviously, and absolutely not without a progression of extraordinary testing. No, the Moonwatch was equipped for all monitored space trips in 1965 and around 4 years after the fact, it was on the wrists of the group that would be the first of 12 men that were (ever) on the Moon.

For this event, we amended our article on how the Speedmaster turned into the Moonwatch. It is completely modern and checked with Omega, and comparable (aside from some various pictures) to the article as imprinted in the Speedy Tuesday Magazine we reported recently.

Click How the Speedmaster Became The Moonwatch to peruse the full and genuine story on the first leslie adornments worn on the Moon 48 years prior and which references were utilized on the Moon.

Speedmaster on the Moon, workmanship by Teun van Heerebeek

To praise today, Omega delivered the accompanying short movie:

*Header picture (c) by NASA, picture taken by Neil Armstrong.