Omega has consistently demonstrated an innovative streak in horology, which is evident in their notable ventures, such as the James Bond special edition and the celebrated Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary timepiece.

Even after several years in the market, the Omega Snoopy watch continues to be a favorite among watch enthusiasts, a clear indication of its timeless appeal and superior quality. 

The good news is that this esteemed timepiece is currently available at Luxehouze. Let’s learn more about it!

About the Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary

The Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary, a timepiece that made its debut in 2020, is a direct tribute to the first-ever Silver Snoopy award. 

This prestigious award was presented on October 5, 1970, in recognition of the Apollo 13 mission’s historic significance.

While previous Silver Snoopy watches were limited editions, Omega regularly produces this one. However, don’t let its availability fool you—getting your hands on one is still quite difficult.

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This chronograph watch has a unique blue and silver design featuring a silver dial intricately engraved with Ag925. Its stepped design, marked by a circular ridge separating the inner dial and minute track, gives it a vintage-inspired look. 

The contrast between the brighter, flatter inner dial and the sunray finish of the outer dial enhances its visual appeal. Adding to its charm is the blue ceramic ZrO2 bezel, known for its impressive scratch resistance compared to traditional aluminum bezels.

The blue motif extends throughout the watch, with a blue ceramic bezel, blue subsidiary dials exhibiting varying textures, and even blue markers and hands. 

The running seconds sub-dial showcases an endearing illustration of Snoopy in astronaut attire, commemorating the 50th Anniversary, set against a moon-like texture with surrounding stars. 

The running seconds hand is rendered in blue against a predominantly white background to ensure legibility.

Beyond aesthetics, the watch retains the classic Speedmaster profile, measuring 42mm in diameter and featuring sapphire crystals on both the front and back. 

The presence of signature crown and pusher guards reinforces its heritage. While the nylon strap may initially prove stiff, its fit on the wrist is commendable, notwithstanding minor adjustments anticipated over time.

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How Snoopy Ended Up on the Omega Speedmaster

Snoopy’s connection with the Speedmaster traces back to Apollo 10 when the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) was nicknamed “Snoopy” for scouting landing sites. 

This choice reflected Snoopy’s adventurous spirit, popularized through the “Peanuts” comic strip’s widespread cultural impact.

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In 1968, NASA introduced the Silver Snoopy Award to honor outstanding contributions to spaceflight safety and mission success. 

This unique award, bestowed by the astronauts themselves, aimed to foster positive collaboration among the extensive workforce behind each mission.

Fast-forward to Apollo 13, a mission renowned for its ingenuity in adversity. Following an oxygen tank explosion, the crew improvised solutions, including using the LEM as a lifeboat. 

During a critical maneuver, they relied on their Speedmasters to time a crucial engine firing, demonstrating the watch’s reliability under pressure.

The maneuver’s precise timing ensured a successful splashdown close to the intended recovery point, earning Omega’s Speedmaster a Silver Snoopy Award in 1970 as a tribute to its pivotal role in the mission’s outcome.

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The Significance of the Silver Snoopy Award

The Silver Snoopy Award derives its name from a small silver pin shaped like a Snoopy in a spacesuit given to recipients. These pins have been to space, accompanying both Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.

Interestingly, Omega didn’t release a Silver Snoopy Speedmaster until 2003. This model featured the emblem on the dial and caseback and had a production run of 5,441. 

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Despite the relatively large number produced, they now command prices well above their original list price. Buyers should be cautious when buying this timepiece, as some have had their dials and casebacks swapped.

In 2015, Omega introduced another Snoopy-themed Speedmaster at Baselworld. Unlike its predecessor, this version depicted Snoopy lying down, with a speech bubble containing the iconic line from the film Apollo 13: “Failure is not an option,” spoken by NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz.

Then, in 2020, Omega unveiled the Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary, marking the third Speedmaster model to feature the caliber 3861 movement.

Where to Get the Omega Snoopy Iconic Watch

With its captivating design and rich heritage, the popularity of the Omega Snoopy watch comes as no surprise. If you’re eager to add this timepiece to your collection, look no further than Luxehouze.

Luxehouze boasts an extensive selection of luxury watches, ranging from special editions to limited editions and even customized versions. Rest assured, all Luxehouze items are guaranteed 100% authentic and offered at the best prices.

Don’t miss your chance to own the Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary. Visit Luxehouze today!