The original Speedmaster chronograph, that accompanied astronaut Walter Schirra during his Sigma 7 mission, gets a new look. After the Mercury program in 1962, NASA officially certified the Omega Speedmaster for all manned missions thereafter.

Honouring the iconic status of the timepiece, and its long history with NASA, Omega will launch the Moonwatch 'First OMEGA in Space'. The numbered collection incorporates not only the classic look of the original chronograph and its movements, but also features a few new updates.

The case, lugs and crown for example, are in 18 carat gold like the original 'pre-professional' Speedmaster. Accompanying them are the unique brown polished bezel ring and scale in matt chromium nitride tachymeter.

With a watch face featuring a opaline slivery dial and 18 carat Sedna gold hands for the hours and minutes, the timepiece continues its use of brown in the leather strap with beige stitching. 

The Moonwatch 'First OMEGA in Space' will be available from October.