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Christie's to Auction Omega Watches Flown in Space and to the Moon - Yahoo News UK
15, during the 43rd anniversary of NASA's Apollo 17 mission, Christie's will open up bidding on more than 50 Omega Speedmaster chronographs, including a watch that flew along with command module pilot Ron Evans as part of an onboard experiment. The auction, to be held at Christie's New York gallery, will also feature a Speedmaster that flew for a full year aboard the Russian space station Mir and the gold chronograph that Omega gifted Evans after his historic mission. [ NASA's 17 Apollo Moon Missions in Pictures ]. "We call it the 'quintessential American watch' because of its ties with the American space program, even though it is made in Switzerland," said Eric Wind, a vice president and senior specialist in... "I think there may be no more iconic a watch in American history than the Speedmaster," Wind said. Heat flow vs. his flown In the 1960s, NASA tested a number of different watches to determine which model would best survive the rigors of spaceflight. Ultimately certifying the Omega Speedmaster, the space agency issued the chronograph to its astronauts to wear while on their missions. "It is a watch that I think a lot of people wanted when they saw the astronauts wearing it," Wind said, "when they saw photos in Life Magazine of Ed White with his black Velcro strap around his spacesuit holding his watch. It is the 50th anniversary of White's spacewalk this year, which is when the Speedmaster emerged in the public consciousness. After the astronauts returned home to Earth, the watches remained NASA property. Today, a majority of the Omega Speedmasters that were flown to the moon are held in the Smithsonian's collection, and those that are.news.yahoo.com
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