When Generals Stafford and Leonov, both wearing omega speedmaster professional apollo-soyuz 35th anniversary watch replica, shook hands in the docking hatch of July 17th, 1975, an era of cooperation in space began which would lead to efforts to build a permanently occupied space station. Speedmasters are still standard equipment for the astronauts on the International Space Station.In 2009 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that led to OMEGA’s first lunar landing adventure. This year we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, a mission remembered for its political, technological and historical significance.
The omega speedmaster replica dial has been created from a meteorite which survived its entry into our planet’s atmosphere and the high-speed impact with the terrestrial surface. The meteorite’s unusual structure is the result its very high temperature when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, followed by a period of cooling. The dial is a single piece cut from the meteorite; accordingly, because no two pieces of the meteorite are exactly alike, each watch in this limited edition is absolutely unique.
The 35th anniversary of their historic handshake is commemorated with the release of the omega replica watch chronograph in a limited edition of 1975 watches. On July 17, 1975, astronaut Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford (USA) and cosmonaut Lieutenant General Alexei A. Leonov (USSR) met in the docking hatch which linked their respective spacecraft. On their wrists, these space pioneers each wore OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronographs.