Watches In Space: A Guide

For as long as we can remember we have been fascinated by space, as well as the watches that have accompanied the astronauts on their pioneering missions.

Now 50 years since mankind first stepped onto the moon, we’re celebrating the famous watches that have been to space, including the iconic OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch.

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

On 20th July, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first ever people to set foot on the moon, as part of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

The watch chosen to be part of this iconic mission? The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional, now known as the Speedmaster Moonwatch.

It became the first watch on the moon, worn by Buzz Aldrin as he took mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface.

Since then, the Speedmaster Moonwatch has been on all six lunar missions and is the only watch certified by NASA for use on spacewalks.

It’s truly a watch like no other, with an incomparable story to tell. Own a piece of history and create your own legacy with this unbelievable timepiece.



Pioneering Watch Brands

Whilst OMEGA and their legendary Moonwatch takes Centre stage when it comes to space exploration, it’s not surprising that other watch brands have been part of many space missions; selected for their ruggedness and extreme precision.



    Making their first voyage into space in 1967 on the wrist of astronaut Wally Schirra, OMEGA was not only the first watch on the Moon, but has been part of all six lunar missions.

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  • TAG Heuer

    TAG Heuer

    Creators of the first Swiss Made timepiece to orbit the Earth, more recently TAG Heuer have accompanied the SpaceX mission, the first commercial spacecraft to visit the ISS.

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  • Breitling


    Makers of the first Swiss wristwatch in space, Breitling’s contribution to the Aurora 7 mission proved that their Navitimer model is not only a master the skies, but of space too.

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  • Bulova


    Impressed by the precision of their Accutron technology, Bulova was instrumental in launching Explorer, America’s first satellite, and were part of 46 NASA space missions. During the first moonwalk, a Bulova timer was even placed in the Sea of Tranquility.

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What Are The Key Features of a Space Watch?

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph Men's Watch

Hesalite Crystal +

Interchangeable Straps +

Manual Movement +

High Contrast Dial +

Chronograph Function +


The Astronauts And Their Watches

Whilst the astronauts themselves have made huge leaps for mankind, the space programme has also witnessed many horological firsts.