The core of the Omega Moon Typhoon is the moon that Armstrong has brought (the watch is left in the capsule). This story we all know, I will not repeat them. And I have to do today, and you share the players to distinguish between the various versions of the method of landing on the king. Because the Omega launched a variety of versions of the landing super, different versions of the landing with a different character, a symbol of different periods of the monthly super. Because these features mixed in the super-chronograph, so that some new players is not easy to distinguish, so I help you players sum up, to facilitate the distinction between you.
In 1957, Omega first generation super chronograph was born. The first generation of super-chronograph watch is the biggest feature of “wide sword pointer (hour).” We can clearly see that the clock of the first generation of Omega Speedmaster watch is a huge “arrow”, the “arrow” the same clock, it is called “wide sword pointer.” In the current market, some watch business in the sale of Omega watches, in order to promote the description, and sometimes the old section of the Omega hippocampus 300 meters diving table pointer called wide sword pointer, because it is like a sword, But that’s wrong. Here are the new players to note that the first generation of Omega manual super “big arrow” is the real “broad sword”, once in any one super-chronograph, see the watch clock is a huge “arrow” That is, “broad sword”, then this is only super-chronograph reference is the first generation in 1957 super-design.
The third generation of Omega Speed is the moon landing on the moon super. One of the stories must have been familiar with you. NASA wants to prepare a watch for astronauts as a backup timing tool. So from the United States local selection of several chronographs for testing. Omega US local agents, to provide is the third generation of super. And the third generation of super-test together with the Rolex, Longines, Po Road, China. NASA tested these watches at 70 degrees, 93 degrees, minus 18 degrees, and humidity greater than 95 percent (each temperature lasted for several hours) and tested 40G acceleration and vibration, and finally Only the third generation of the Omega is still running, other tables are not gone, so the final selection of super and astronauts boarded the moon together. The third generation of super-biggest feature is the pointer into a rod-shaped pointer, pay attention to the watch in addition to the central time of the second hand, hour hand minute, sub-dial small pointer, are replaced by rod-shaped pointer. The current market in the sale of the landing super, the vast majority are such a pointer.
Currently on the market sales of Omega manual landing on the super, the vast majority are based on the fourth generation of super for the prototype. The fourth generation of Omega landing on the super king and in front of the third generation of the super king is very similar, the biggest difference there are two, one is the watch crown, timing buttons of the shoulder pads; one is the watch face more professional ( Professional) words. One of the shoulder is the fourth generation of super and modern super hegemony of the biggest features. In fact, starting from the fourth generation super, super case is asymmetric, because the right side of the case thickening, forming a crown and timing button shoulder. So once we see the shoulder with a super king, you can know that this is a modern super, and no shoulder pads of the super, must be engraved, imitation is the early super. I can give you an example. Omega is now in the sale of the super-dark side of the month and super 57. We can see, super 57 no frigid, the use of “wide sword pointer”, it is clear that this chronograph is imitation of the first generation of super; the dark side of the use of rod-shaped pointer, a shoulder, Draw the modern (fourth generation) characteristics of the super.
Omega in the fourth generation after landing on the king, there is an Alaska plan. Omega with “Alaska” the name is to confuse the business opponents, to prevent others through the truth. Omega is actually trying to develop a perfect space chronograph. Can withstand the low temperature environment of outer space. So through the Alaska plan to create a prototype table. The Alaska Plan prototype is characterized by the addition of a red aluminum case (detachable) outside the watch, while the watch’s 30-minute chronograph dial and 12-hour chronograph use a special “rocket pointer”. The rocket pointer is the biggest feature of the Omega Alaska program. Later NASA canceled Apollo 18 to Apollo 22’s lunar landing program. So the Omega Alaska Super Speed finally did not use. Until later, Omega launched a complex watch. So as long as you see the “rocket pointer” super, is the characteristics of the Alaska plan.
Omega from 1957 to 1968 using 321 manual chronograph movement. 321 movement is developed by the Lemania 27CHRO C12 movement, because at that time Lemania is Omega subordinate units, so this movement is actually dominated by Omega research and development. In addition to Omega 321, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Jacques Drogo, Roger Doubi are the movement of the user. This movement is a masterpiece of the history of Omega, is a column round, the level of the chronograph movement, waving frequency 18000 times / hour. The use of 321 movement Omega landing super, 6 times landing the moon. Above the first generation to the fourth generation super, all use the 321 movement. Which is the fourth generation of the last use of the 321 movement of the monthly super king.
After the 321 movement, Omega began to use the 861/1861 movement. From the point of view, Omega that 861/1861 movement than the 321 movement is more powerful, perfect, and easier to produce. 861/1861 movement is a cam, horizontal clutch chronograph movement (with a cam instead of the column round), wobble from 321 18000 times / time to 21,600 times / hour. Today, Omega in the sale of all manual landing on the use of all are 861/1861 movement, and the history of the model exactly the same. This is the Omega lunar testers of the fascinating place, we get the watch today, and then the astronauts get the watch, exactly the same, and we do not have to spend a lot.
Finally, I would like to remind you that the new players are, Omega Speedmaster models are very many, some automatic winding super, looks and manual landing is very similar, please pay attention to distinguish, please note that the most pure manual landing Super is no calendar, do not use the FP1185 movement with the supermodel in the appearance of confused