In the past two years, Superba has become more and more popular in China. It was once a niche in the domestic Omega, and now people who wear Daichao are often seen on the street. Especially in the first two days, when I was shopping, I saw someone wearing CK2998, which was very impressive and impressive.
I have written many times about the evolution and difference of the 4th generation manual landing moon over the Omega manual moon landing super fighter from birth in 1957 to 1969. Today, I want to give you a summary. From the first human landing on the moon to the last moon landing, Omega Speedmaster has been on the moon several times.
Apollo 11: Omega Speedmaster 105.012 boarded the moon, the first time humans landed on the moon, and it was the first time for Super master to land on the moon.
Apollo 12: Omega Speedmaster 105.012 boarded the moon.
Apollo 13: The spacecraft failed and the moon failed. In the case of the spacecraft control and navigation system being shut down, the astronauts used the Super master for 14 seconds to start the spacecraft ignition and return to Earth.
Apollo 14: Omega Speedmaster 145.012 boarded the moon.
Apollo 15: Apollo 15 is controversial. It is reported that an astronaut has privately worn a Bulova chronograph on the moon without the approval of NASA, but there is no landing on the moon. Wear the official allotment of Super.
Apollo 16: Omega Speedmaster 145.012 on the moon.
Apollo 17: Omega Speedmaster 145.012 on the moon, Apollo 17 is the last human landing on the moon.
From this, we can clearly see that the 105.012 and 145.012 Super Speedmasters have been on the moon. Both 105.012 and 145.012 are the fourth generation of the manual moon landing super, 105.012 and 145.012 are very close (because they are all the same generation products), some 105.012 early, 145.012 was introduced in 1967 is an alternative model of 105.012. The difference between the two is very subtle, 145.012 is the end of the chronograph second hand is flat, 105.012 is the pointed end, 145.012 changed the edge shape of the bottom cover, nothing more.
Omega Speedmaster 145.012 is also the super fighter who really landed on the moon. We know that various historical stories are a plus of the value of the watch. But the history behind many famous watches has exaggerated and indiscriminate elements. The history of Omega Speedmaster is real and documented. This is the place that I am convinced and the reason why I am willing to buy Super.
Nowadays, the Super master in the market is the closest to the 105.012 and 145.012 that went to the moon in history. It is the manual Super master that uses the 1861/1863 movement. And now I am only using the manual super king of the 1863 movement.
The main difference between the 1861 movement manual override and the 1863 movement manual override is that the 1861 movement version is impervious and uses acrylic glass mirrors; the 1863 movement version is translucent and uses a sapphire glass mirror. From the perspective of restoring history, the 1861 movement version is the closest to the current moon landing watch. Because the history of the moon is not bottom-up, and has a magnetic anti-magnetic inner shell, using an acrylic mirror. Using the 1863 movement through the bottom version, it was later introduced to show the movement, the model was removed, the plastic parts were removed, and the movement was more beautiful.
The 1861/1863 manual Super master sold in, inherits the appearance of the fourth-generation manual Super master, and the shoulder of the crown and chronograph button is the main feature.
The 1861/1863 caliber used in the manual Super master is the descendant model of the Omega 321 movement in history. Among them, 145.012, which was historically on the moon, is the last Super master that uses the 321 movements. After that, it was replaced by the 861 movement (predecessor of 1861/1863). Now the characteristics of the 1861/1863 movement are the use of cams and horizontal clutches. The cams are used to control the start, stop, and zero of the timing and the horizontal clutch controls the engagement and separation of the chronograph seconds wheel and the travel time wheel. It is a very classical technical combination.