We liked the “First Omega In Space” quite a bit when we saw it in 2012 and Ben Clymer did a pretty in-depth look at its features. The new model shares a lot of them, including the straight lugs and combination of alpha hands and baton hands on the subdials – which as he pointed out in his story are actually correct for the reference that astronaut Wally Schirra wore into space on Mercury Atlas 8 in 1962. The main difference here is of course the case material, which in the new model is 18k Sedna Gold (Omega’s proprietary rose gold alloy, combining gold, copper, and palladium). Other new features in this variation are a brown polished ceramic bezel with, with chromium nitride tachometer scale; brown subdials and a brown minutes track, and a silver opaline dial.
The hands are 18k Sedna Gold as well, and the caseback – which has a 1962seahorse medallion – is engraved “THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE” and “OCTOBER 3, 1962.”
Price at launch is set at $18,000 and it’s available at Omega boutiques.