The Watch That Walked On the Moon Gets an Anniversary Upgrade

Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn't some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster… » 7/25/14 12:21pm 7/25/14 12:21pm

The Inside Story of How Olympic Timekeeping Is So Amazingly Precise

Three one-thousandths of a second is less than 1/10th of a blink, less than 1/100th of a heartbeat. But if you're a speedskater, 0.003 seconds can be the difference between gold and silver. So how are Olympics timekeepers able to get such ridiculous precision and accuracy? For the inside scoop, we talked to Omega's… » 2/22/14 2:00pm 2/22/14 2:00pm

If Magneto Were Shopping For a Watch, He'd Buy This Omega

This past January at SIHH, Omega announced that it had created the world's first anti-magnetic watch movement that's resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss. Previously both Rolex and IWC were the only other watch manufacturers with anti-magnetic time pieces. But Omega's new Seamaster Aqua Terra (calibre… » 3/18/13 11:20am 3/18/13 11:20am

Specs For HTC's Mango-Running Omega Phone Emerge

If the recent trend of larger-than-your-hand phones has got you down, you'll be pleased to hear that the rumored HTC Omega supposedly has a 3.8-inch display for the WP7 Mango it's going to (allegedly) run. Coupled with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip, 8MP camera and 16GB of onboard storage, these leaked specs give us something… » 7/27/11 3:59am 7/27/11 3:59am

23 NASA Missions Omega Watches for Just $125,000

Absolute. Spacenerdgasm. 23 Omega Speedmaster Watches. In a cool space suitcase. The first is a replica of the original 1957 Speedmaster Broad Arrow, while the next 22 of them are the NASA missions ones, with patches on the 9 O'Clock position from the coolest NASA missions ever. From the 1965 Gemini V launch to the… » 11/07/08 7:00pm 11/07/08 7:00pm

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch First NASA Certified for All Space Missions

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch designed by NASA back in the '70s puts your puny Earthwatch to shame, because it's the first watch that's NASA certified for ALL space missions. Its anodized aluminum body can withstand temperatures from -148 to +260° Celsius, and its sassy red exterior is sure to impress any ladyaliens… » 8/18/08 5:20pm 8/18/08 5:20pm