Since 1962, UK Swiss Omega replica has been on-hand as astronauts explore space. Its status as the first watch on the Moon earned the Speedmaster its nickname in 1969: the Moonwatch.
The Omega Speedmaster fake watches with black dials were released in 1957, but its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions. It has been part of some of humankind’s greatest achievements. Its role in all six lunar landings earned it the nickname “the Moonwatch”. The tests that NASA performed on the chronographs that were submitted to the agency in 1964 were designed to destroy the watches. In the end, only one watch survived: the Speedmaster.
In 1998, the MIR space station was used as an orbiting test laboratory for the Speedmaster X-33, which was presented to the world via a live satellite link-up. In 2014, the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was released.