Snoopy seems to transcend generations, originally as the side-kick to Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schultz, to then being the single most recognisable character in the series, and then of course becoming the mascot for the NASA Apollo 13 crew, acting as their safety watchdog.
So impactful has Snoopy been to NASA’s missions, since 1968, the Silver Snoopy Award has been presented to people or companies who have contributed significantly to “the success of human space flight missions.”
Omega of course, were recipients in 1970 for the Speedmaster’s role in saving the Apollo 13.
It would seem fitting then, that Omega use a 42 mm case in stainless steel, inspired by the chronograph’s 4th generation style, the first watch worn on the moon.
Snoopy features on the blue subdial at 9 o’clock wearing his famous space suit. But he also features on the caseback sitting inside his Command and Service Module (CSM) on a magical hand. When the chronograph seconds hand is used, Snoopy takes a trip around the far side of the moon, which has been decorated on the sapphire crystal using a unique micro-structured metallisation. The Earth disc rotates once per minute in sync with the watch’s small seconds hand.
The Naiad Lock ensures all caseback engravings which includes tributes to Apollo 13 and the Silver Snoopy Award, stay in their correct positions.
The watch retails in Australia for $14,700.00 AUD.