To commemorate the collaboration with the “Starmus Science Festival” and express support for the “Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication”, Omega will be this year. The three winners of the award presented a Speedmaster watch made of 18K gold. The cooperation between Omega replica watches and Starmus in space and science theme events is not accidental, because the Speedmaster series has been working with NASA to achieve historical innovation, and the two have also worked closely on related projects. Let’s take a look at this non-publicly available Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph Starmus Science Award Gold watch and talk about its purpose.
In addition to the gold material and the back of the watch, this special edition watch is largely different from the classic Moonwatch Speedmaster Professional. The 42 mm diameter case, bezel, hands and solid scale are made of 18K gold. Basically, the steel or white parts of the previous models were replaced with gold materials, including tachometer scales and printed elements on the dial. The black and gold colors on the dial, bezel and strap are very harmonious.
Although Omega does not disclose too much detail on this particular limited edition, it is estimated that their parameters are basically the same as the usual Moonwatch. Of course, this is also equipped with a modern version of the 1861 manual chronograph movement, which was accompanied by NASA astronauts on the moon.
As mentioned earlier, the hippocampus logo on the back of the Speedmaster has been replaced with a special engraved pattern to commemorate the Stahlmus Festival and Stephen. Hawking Science Communications Medal. In addition to the watch, the winner will receive a medal with the same pattern as the back of the watch, depicting the first Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov who achieved spacewalking (and he was probably wearing a lost many years). The Soviet-made watch) and the “Red Special” guitar and Starmus logo of Brian May, the lead guitarist of the Queen’s Choir, rising from the horizon.
You may be wondering why Brian May’s electric guitar appears. Because May also has a Ph.D. in astrophysics, and also created the Stahlmus Festival with Garik Israelian. This made him one more person in the rock star. The Stahl Mousse Festival aims to spread and promote science to the public, and the “Stimen Hawking Science Communications Medal” is divided into three categories: scientific works, science and technology films, and music art. The words “Winner of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication” are also engraved around the back of this book.