It has been forty years since we last had a man on the moon. Apparently, once you have done it, you just leave it alone for half a century. Seems strange that 1972 was America’s last moon trek, but regardless it makes for great watch history.
Omega celebrates the 40th anniversary of that epic event with unique piece. The Apollo XVII is off the beaten path, even for hardcore Speedy collectors. Yet, I find myself drawn to it for some reason. Could it be the Clash of the Titans marathon as a child? It has that stately, don’t-touch-museum-feel packed into the ever favorite Moon Watch case and mechanics. I like it.
The mystery lies in the dial and we have it all figured out. The Swiss have secretly planted the face of their five Franc coin to the face of Apollo! Sneakily subliminal, think about it.
- More Details: “Apollo XVII” 40th anniversary Limited Edition at Omega
- Forty Years Later: Apollo 17′s Final Footprints (Time photos)
- Reference: 3220.127.116.11.99.002
- Limited edition with 1,972 watches made
- Manual wind Omega caliber 1861
- 42mm Stainless steel case
- Sapphire crystal
- Water resistant up to 50m
- Caseback says: The Last Man on the Moon; December 14, 1972; Apollo XVII; 40th Anniversary
4 thoughts on “Omega Apollo XVII The Last Man On The Moon”
Can’t tell from the pics, is the Omega writing on the dial or on the crystal?
How much is it?
What good are the three sub-dials on this fine-looking timepiece if one can’t measure the passage of time with them?
I Love this watch, it looks so good and the quality is really good. It is an eye catcher. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m going to buy more from this brand.I bought a version of this watch a few years ago, and absolutely love it. It keeps great time; doesn’t lose minutes during the day. It’s sturdy enough to survive my clumsiness the past few years. Best of all, this watches still turn people’s heads when they see them. I still get comments on how beautiful it is. If you want a watch that keeps good time, and has a certain “cool factor” for a reasonable cost, then give these watches consideration