Omega introduces a Mars-ready Speedmaster X-33.

The Swiss watchmaker had already envisioned the watch for future Martian journeys even before the first human missions set out to conquer the red planet.

Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut, has expressed his desire to participate in future lunar exploration missions. Missions that were meant to pave the way for the sequel, which was going to be the conquest of Mars. Even if no one knows when exactly on the horizon man will be able to walk on another planet for the first time, Omega already knows which watch he will be wearing when he does it. “According to Raynald Aeschlimann, the head of a well-known Swiss watch brand, anybody who is interested in space or even science fiction is infatuated with the planet Mars. It sparked an extraordinary amount of interest, resulting in an incredible number of stories. We went as far as coming up with a moniker for the made-up people who lived there. It’s so close, yet so far away at the same time. We have a strong desire to investigate its topography. The concept of a wristwatch takes on a very different connotation when one is physically present on Earth and able to track its motions. This brand-new member of the legendary Speedmaster family has my complete and utter satisfaction.”

With the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, you may set your sights on the red planet. Omega
With the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, you may set your sights on the red planet. Omega

The watch company that has been assisting NASA astronauts since the earliest stages of space exploration has recently introduced the most recent iteration of its Speedmaster X-33. A Maritimer with the most provocative color and name combination. This ultra-precise and thermo-compensated Omega 5622 quartz movement is housed inside of a titanium chronograph that measures 45 millimeters in diameter and was designed to be worn in space. This gives it the ability to combine digital functionalities produced under a license patented by the ESA with an analog time display. They are notable for including an MTC function that can track the date and time from the surface of Mars to the prime meridian. This takes into account the fact that one day on Mars is 39 minutes longer than a day on Earth. Added to this is a revolutionary solar compass, to determine the true north on planet Earth and Mars. The people who wear it also have access to the applications that are available on the standard Speedmaster Skywalker X33. These applications include the MET (Mission Elapsed Time), PET (Phase Elapsed Time), alarms, and the perpetual calendar.

With the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, you may set your sights on the red planet. Omega
With the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, you may set your sights on the red planet. Omega

Thomas Pesquet’s Speedmaster X-33 watch, which he wore during his time in space, gave him the ability to view the time in three different time zones at once, as well as provided him with three alarms, a chronograph, and a countdown function that he could tailor to his schedule and the events of each day. a countdown in addition to a calendar that never ends. It was then an updated version of the Speedmaster Professional X-33, which had been introduced roughly twenty years prior. At the time, it was powered by a multifunction quartz chronograph movement that was equipped with a thermally compensated integrated circuit. This circuit was designed from an invention made by another French astronaut named Jean-Francois Clervoy.

An oxalic anodized aluminum bezel ring in hematite red encircles the black dial of this brand-new Marstimer watch, which has been designed to look like it was brought back from Mars. A hue that is reminiscent of the distinctive dust that covers the surface of Mars, which can also be found on the second hand and features a gradient from black to red hematite. This space watch has the words “Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, ESA tested and qualified” stamped on the back of it along with OMEGA’s Speedmaster logo and the seahorse emblem. Both of these markings are encircled by a circle. This new Omega can be purchased with either a titanium strap or a specific NATO strap along with the necessary tool to switch between the two.
Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, 7100 €

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