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Omega’s New Silver Snoopy Speedmaster: The 50th Anniversary Edition

October 9th, 2020
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On October 5th, 1970, NASA presented its Silver Snoopy Award to Omega due to the brand’s significant contributions to space exploration and rescue role in Apollo 13 mission.

One of the oxygen tanks of the ship exploded during the mission that destroyed the ship’s systems. So the astronauts used their NASA-certified Omega Speedmaster watches to set a vital 14-second rocket burn time. This brought back the entry flight path angle within safer limits.

When Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award in 1970, it was indeed a proud achievement in the brand’s long and fascinating history. Thus, Omega has declared the new Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary Edition for celebrating that occasion.

However, it is not the brand’s first Snoopy Speedmaster version. But many watch enthusiasts are professing it to the most fascinating and best edition to date. So let’s explore the new Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary non-limited edition, featuring a vibrant blue and silver colour profile.

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Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary

The Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary edition is significantly different from the classic Omega Moonwatch. Indeed, the new watch retains the stainless steel of 42mm, integrated crown-guards and twisted lugs like the standard Moonwatch. However, all other features in the new Snoopy Speedy 50th anniversary timepiece are entirely different.

  • The watch flaunts a blue and silver colour profile with blue registers on the dial.
  • Made of sterling silver, the blue panda dial features the classic Moonwatch-style hour markers and hands and, applied indices.
  • Moreover, the hour markers and hands come in a blue PVD finish, matching the overall blue accents of the watch’s profile.
  • The blue sub-dial at the 9 o’clock side displays a cartoon of Snoopy with a spacesuit.

Omega has offered the Snoopy cartoon in different styles on earlier Snoopy Speedy editions. However, the comic appears differently on the new 50th Anniversary Snoopy Speedmaster.

The watchmaker designed the cartoon in a precisely similar style like the silver pin that astronauts of NASA present the prestigious award’s recipients.

  • Moreover, the silver dial and sapphire crystal with AR-coating is framed by a blue ceramic bezel.
  • The bezel, in turn, features a white enamel tachymeter scale and the iconic “DON” (Dot over Ninety) style.

What completes and boosts the overall appeal of the new Snoopy Speedmaster is its matching blue nylon strap.

However, Omega even offered a delicate, subtle detail on the strap. Its inner lining is etched with the Apollo 13 mission’s flight route, recollecting the life-saving role of the Speedmaster during the mission half-century ago.

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The Omega Calibre 3861 Movement

The new Omega “Silver Snoopy Award” Speedmaster houses the brand’s patented Calibre 3861 movement. You can consider this Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement as an upgraded version of the Calibre 1861 powering the classic Moonwatch.

  • However, the brand equipped the Calibre 3861 movement with Co-Axial escapement, a silicon balance and free-sprung balance spring.
  • This METAS-certified movement offers a power reserve up to 50hours and accuracy of fewer than 0/+5 seconds/day.
  • Moreover, the Calibre 3861 movement offers magnetic resistance up to 15,000gauss.

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A Truly Unique Animated Caseback

In a word, the vibrant blue and silver colour profile of the new 50th Anniversary Snoopy Speedmaster is simply “stunning”. The watch undoubtedly comes with many unique features.

However, what makes the watch a truly treasured piece is its animated case-back.

Omega has not fitted the watch with the standard sapphire transparent case-back or a unique Snoopy-themed carving.

However, the term “animated” maybe a little bit confusing. But it is the best word to delineate the case-back of the new Silver Snoopy Speedmaster.

The fact is that the case-back indeed features many moving elements.

  • It consists of a round sapphire centre section and an outer metal ring.
  • Nevertheless, you can consider the case-back of the new Snoopy Speedmaster as an entirely secondary dial that cannot be used for time tracking purposes.
  • Omega has embossed the underneath of the crystal with a lunar surface pattern using a specialised micro-structured metallisation process.
  • However, the surface below it is decorated like a star-filled sky.

The lunar surface decorated under the crystal along with the night sky makes it look like the moon is floating.

Additionally, there is enough space for animated elements to move.

A hidden hand gets activated as soon as the timepiece starts. Interestingly, the invisible hand’s tip is set with a cartoon of Snoopy riding a rocket.

So when the chronograph runs, the cartoon appears from the rear side of the moon. After 14seconds, Snoopy will be seen floating over the Earth disc and disappears again at the back of the embossed lunar surface.

The brand has equipped this 50th Anniversary Snoopy Speedmaster with its patented NAIAD LOCK system. It ensures that the engravings on the case-back will always be in their correct position.

The new Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary Edition will be available at Omega boutiques and stores from the end of October 2020 with a retail price of about £7,416.

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