The Parkers’ Pick for our sales manager Alex is an OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch. An iconic design that has remained unchanged for decades, the Moonwatch has a history like no other.

Launched in 1957, the watch passed a series of lengthy and stringent tests before going into space in 1969 as the official watch of Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins – the men who first stepped foot on the moon. The model continues to have NASA certification to this day. And there’s not many timepieces that can say that.

The Speedmaster Moonwatch features an asymmetrical 42mm stainless steel case. Owners can choose from hesalite glass, which comes with an embossed Seahorse caseback and either a nylon fabric strap or a fully-brushed stainless steel bracelet. Or a model with sapphire-crystal glass on both sides. This comes with a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet with polished and brushed links. Other features include three subdials, a black step dial with domed minute and seconds hands, and an adjusted minute track for the new movement’s frequency. The Speedmaster’s famous dot over 90 (DON) and a dot diagonal to 70 are found on the anodised aluminium bezel ring. And the bracelet clasp features a polished OMEGA logo on a satin-finished cover.

The Speedmaster Moonwatch is favoured by Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton. Both of whom star in the film Apollo 13. We’re sure their interest was piqued after researching their roles as astronauts.

For such a historically significant and stylish watch the price can vary. Pre-owned these watches go for between £3900 and £20000 depending on condition and age. Vintage versions, particularly 1969, the year of the moon landing go for a premium. However, the Omega retail price for a brand new Moonwatch is currently £7400 for the glass back model, and £6400 for the steel case back.

You can find the models of the Speedmaster Moonwatch we have in stock, as well as our full rage of Omega watches on the Parkers website here