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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 12:21pm7/25/14 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 2:00pm2/22/14 2:00pm

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 5:20pm8/18/08 5:20pm