Schirra was the commander of Apollo 7, the command pilot on Gemini 6A, and the only astronaut aboard the Sigma 7 spacecraft in the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission. On the Sigma 7, he wore an aaa quality fake Omega Speedmaster reference CK2998-4 chronograph that he had purchased privately. On the other two missions, he wore Speedmasters that NASA had provided to him. For the Gemini 6A mission, he wore a perfect replica Omega Speedmaster 105.003-64 (NASA serial number 19), and for Apollo 7, he wore the 105.012-65 (NASA serial number 32).
Banquet in Houston, Texas
At the banquet on November 25th, 1969, UK luxury replica Omega offered the astronauts a special commemorative edition of the Omega Speedmaster Professional in yellow gold. These watches were all individually numbered, and numbers 1 and 2 were offered to President Nixon and Vice President Agnew. Both had to decline due to the value of the gift, but the 23 astronauts at the dinner accepted the burgundy-bezel Omega Speedmaster Professional fake watches online.
Omega offered three additional super clone watches to the families of the Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a terrible accident during a launch rehearsal test. This meant that numbers 3 to 28 were allocated to the astronauts. Later, in 1972 and 1973, eight more NASA astronauts received the gold 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster Professional BA145.022-69 watches. These examples carried numbers 1001 through 1008 and the same commemorative text as the first 26 watches for the astronauts.
Speedmaster Apollo XI “Tribute to Astronauts”
In total, Swiss made replica Omega produced 1,014 pieces of this watch from 1969 onwards. Unlike today when these watches would sell out in a flash (and did in 2019), the gold BA145.022-69 was in Omega’s collection for several years. It was an 18K gold version of the regular top copy Omega Speedmaster Professional with the hand-wound caliber 861. Instead of a standard black dial with white pencil hands, this commemorative watch has a solid gold dial with black onyx hour markers and black pencil hands. The bracelet was also slightly different from the regular bracelet in steel, tapering to just 14mm at the clasp.
I’ve seen many of these gold best copy Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI “Tribute to Astronauts” models, including those for President Nixon and some of the NASA astronauts. They always impressed me and made me think of that evening at the Warwick Hotel when cheap replica Omega uk presented them to the astronauts. That must have been an incredibly special moment.
A prized piece of history
A funny side note is that one of the first special Omega Speedmasters replica for sale I had in my hands when I started collecting watches back in the 1990s was one of the 1,014 gold Speedmaster watches. My watchmaker at the time had one in his collection, and it was his prized possession. At the time, you could pick these watches up for the equivalent of less than €5K, which people still thought was a lot of money for a gold Omega Speedmaster super clone paypal. That is absolutely unthinkable today.
Apollo XI astronaut Michael Collins’s gold luxury fake Omega Speedmaster watch sold for US$765,000 at auction last June. And as I wrote here, it did not go to the Omega museum but ended up with a collector instead. You can find the regular-production version of the gold Omega Speedmaster BA145.022-69 replica online for less, of course. The market value of those starts around EUR/USD 40K and goes up depending on the condition.