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Speedmaster Apollo 17 45th Anniversary

  1. CaptDngr Mar 23, 2017

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    Why hasn't this been unveiled formally yet? We know it's out there. I've seen pictures. I can order one. But it's nowhere to be found on Omega's website.

    For that matter, there's also the Gold version of it (limited to 72 -- OB exclusive), the Platinum AT World Timer (limited to 57, $48k MSRP), and the Skywalker X-33 ENTZ 35th America's Cup (limited to 2017).

    Do they not want to steal the thunder from the 1957 60th Anniversary launches? There's virtually no coverage on any of the watch news sites either... But we know they're there.

    What gives? :)

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  2. jsg1976 Mar 23, 2017

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    The non-limited Railmaster isn't up on Omega's site yet either
     
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  3. abrod520 Mar 23, 2017

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    I have seen LEs like these in the OB before, way after the official release. The Platinum SM300 MC for instance. I think Omega doesn't publicize them before offering them to their VIP list
     
  4. Ru4scuba Mar 23, 2017

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    Was wondering the same thing
     
  5. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 23, 2017

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    Simple its a joke, they are not actually making that atrocity, we will see the real one soon.
     
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  6. alohatime Mar 23, 2017

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  7. Bushido Mar 23, 2017

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    If only this was true! I much preferred your (@Foo2rama) prior prediction of a titanium panda. That, I would have stormed my AD's doors within seconds of opening to shove my money at them...
     
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  8. rominvicta Mar 23, 2017

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    Speedmaster Apollo XVII 45 Ann is an interesting piece to behold. Though it is a bit exaggerated. Ceramic dial, in blue, with partial patch on the dial, patch at the back, red mission timing on the dial, plus this combination between blue ceramics and sporty dial. Franky-weird piece.
    Just curious who is the marketing kudo able of taking a decision to throw it at the market? Still the previous 40 Ann is widely available, having been criticised for its abundance of complicated elements of design and all of a sudden Omega decides to launch something even more shiny.
    That would have had a success only if combined and dedicated to Apollo XVIII mission to be held in 2017!
    Curious what the retail price be? In EU, VAT exclusive?
     
  9. hansmaulwurf Senior Snoopy Owner Mar 24, 2017

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  10. hansmaulwurf Senior Snoopy Owner Mar 24, 2017

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    Well - what about the goldy 45th Anni ::psy::::rimshot::::psy::
     
  11. BenjaminT Mar 24, 2017

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  12. TLIGuy Mar 24, 2017

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    You have to give Omega credit. Someone there is on the ball. Right off the bat they nailed a GMT time that has to be calculated from multiple technical sources by someone that really understands the Apollo 17 mission.

    Arriving the 05:34 GMT time for the new watch is pretty impressive because this little gem is currently posted on the Omega Museum website.

    "As a result, on December 17th1972 at 21:33.24 GMT, Eugene “Gene” Cernan, with his Speedmaster reference ST105.003 on his wrist, became the last man on the Moon."

    I'm glad they got the time right on the new watch considering the time above is the exact moment that Ron Evans ends his deep space EVA.

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    Damn they're good!
     
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  13. TJH Mar 24, 2017

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    My head hurts just reading that...I think I understand!
     
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  14. rominvicta Mar 24, 2017

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    My Gosh, you are even better than them! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. CaptDngr Mar 24, 2017

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    Awesome work on that analysis. :)

    Though, I suspect Omega would've just called or emailed someone at NASA and gotten a quick answer.
     
  16. dialstatic Mar 27, 2017

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    I don't think I get it. Wouldn't 5:33 have been more appropriate then? Also, it's kinda confusing since I think 5:33 GMT was also the mission start time.
     
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  17. TLIGuy Mar 27, 2017

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    I have to admit I am very curious for a definitive answer from Omega regarding what they are marking with the 05:34 GMT time. There does not to appear to be anymore elaboration on what it refers to as far as I can find and the case back makes no reference to it.

    In the earlier post I explained it in more detail then I thought I may have been a bit presumptuous to speculate on the time until I knew more so I edited it down.

    I believe the 05:34 GMT time marks the time that Gene Cernan steps off the Moon. To keep it very simple here is how I came up with the time calculation a few months ago while doing some research for my project.

    Cernan makes this speech as he leaves the surface of the Moon at a Mission Elapsed Time of 168 hours and 1 minute after launch.

    "Bob, this is Gene, and I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come - but we believe not too long into the future - I'd like to just (say) what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. "Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."

    If the launch was at 05:33 GMT then by adding the 168:01 MET (7 days +1 minute) you arrive at 05:34 GMT on December 14th when Cernan makes the speech and steps off the Moon.

    If this is not the event they are marking then I would be interested in seeing what it does refer to because 05:34 GMT does not appear to be tied to any other significant mission event that I can find.

    If their intention was to mark the launch time (05:33 GMT) then I certainly hope the dials have not been produced because 05:34 GMT would not be correct.

    I have a hunch I'm close to what they are shooting for but until we know for sure I'm just as curious as you.
     
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  18. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Mar 27, 2017

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    Apollo 17 certainly had the best designed mission logo :thumbsup:
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  19. dialstatic Mar 27, 2017

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    Aah now I see. Well, that seems to make perfect sense. Even if this is not what Omega intended, it's what it should signify. Far more symbolic that the 5:33 launch. Great work!
     
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  20. TLIGuy Mar 27, 2017

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    I would agree with you. I'm glad my explanation makes a bit more sense now.