Omega Speedmaster*** 3570.50 Tritium*** 1996
OMEGA Speedmaster, 3570.50 Tritium, 1996
Serial: 48353885
Circa: 1996
Reference: 3570.50

CASE: 42mm Stainless Steel, lyre lug moonwatch case, acrylic crystal, black tachymeter bezel

DIAL: Black matte dial with three chronograph registers, tritium hour markers

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1861, hand wound mechanical chronograph, 18 jewels

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel bracelet Ref 1499/842

CONDITION REPORT: Good and original overall condition. Nice cream patina on the indexes.

NOTES: According to the Omega Museum (no archive ordered), the present watch was produced on November 1, 1996 and delivered to Hong Kong.
The watch was fully overhauled in 2020.

The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, also known as the "Moonwatch", is famous for being the watch worn by astronauts during the first Moon landing.
NASA’s harsh and intense qualification tests leading up to the Apollo 11 mission examined several watches from Switzerland’s top manufacturers such as Breitling, Rolex and Omega; the testing was concluded in March 1965 with the final selection awarded to the Omega Speedmaster, because it stood apart from the rest as it continuously kept within 5 seconds accuracy in its per day rate. As a result, it became the official watch of the U.S. space program and lated became known as the Moonwatch.