VIDEO: The feel-good watch of the year? The uplifting power of the Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ VIDEO: The feel-good watch of the year? The uplifting power of the Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’

VIDEO: The feel-good watch of the year? The uplifting power of the Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’

Nick Kenyon

The new Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary is many things, but limited in numbers it is not. That’s right, for the first time ever, the brand has released a non-limited edition Snoopy Speedy. For many collectors who missed out on the other two references – released in 2003 and 2015 – this is an exciting opportunity to own a part of the history that Omega and NASA share, a history that was first celebrated 50 years ago.

But while the news of the normal production run is big, what the watch itself has to offer is also significant. The silver dial contrasts strongly against the navy blue sub-dials and bezel, and the 42mm stainless-steel case serves up everything you would expect from a modern Speedmaster. But the party really starts when you look at the caseback, where Omega have built a mechanical animation that shows Snoopy circling the moon in his own lunar module.

Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary

This is a complication we’ve never seen from Omega before and we’re thrilled they’ve decided to use the depth of their watchmaking knowledge to bring to life one of the most beloved cartoon characters of the last half-century. But the Silver Snoopy Award also signifies a critical moment in the space race of the 1960s, when Omega watches helped to save the lives of American astronauts. The Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary is fun, technically impressive and a beautiful way to mark the five decades since the fateful Apollo 13 mission.

Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary price and availability:

The Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary is $14,700 AU and not a limited edition. For more details, contact your local Omega boutique.