Since the 1960s, OMEGA has forged an inextricable bond with NASA, whether it be a journey to conquer space or six outstanding moon landings, Omega watches all play an important role. On December 11 this year, Omega released a new Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 chronograph watch. This extraordinary timepiece was jointly developed by Omega and the European Space Agency (ESA) and will become standard equipment for European Space Agency astronauts in the future.
Commenting on Omega’s cooperation with the European Space Agency, Stephen Urquhart, Omega’s global president, said: “Friends of the European Space Agency have conducted extensive tests on the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 and have granted permission I am very pleased to participate in all manned space flight projects; this is also a natural thing after our long-term cooperation with NASA and its many space projects. The European Space Agency has recently attracted much attention in ‘Rosetta’ The outstanding results of the Comet Detection and Landing Project and the Flying Comet have proved its extraordinary strength and great ambition. We are also very proud to have the name of the European Space Agency engraved on the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 watch. The back of the iconic watch. ‘
Test the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
The Speedmaster X-33 watch passed five rigorous tests, including space radiation test, pressure reduction / boost test, vibration test (imitating the violent vibration of the cargo during the launch process), and centrifugation test (the speed reached 5Gs And 7Gs) and extreme temperature tests (from minus 45 to minus 75 degrees Celsius in a vacuum environment in space).
After the above tests were performed in sequence, each watch was subjected to visual inspection and performance comparison before and after the test.
Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was designed for astronauts and was developed from the Speedmaster Professional watch released in 1998. The new Speedmaster X-33 watch is an innovative upgrade with an advanced quartz movement. The birth of this extraordinary chronograph not only meets the professional needs of astronauts, but also meets the people who appreciate its many features.
The Speedmaster X-33 watch is equipped with a multi-function quartz chronograph movement-the Omega 5619 movement, with a built-in temperature compensation integrated circuit. The new X-33 watch is tested and certified by the European Space Agency and is based on a patented technology by European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy.