We hope you’re not tired of space just yet after our episode earlier this week because today we are going in-depth with the OMEGA Silver Snoopy 50th Anniversary. Before we dive into today’s review, we highly encourage you to go and listen to Episode 117 if you haven’t yet (click here to tune in). In that episode, we explored the history behind both the Silver Snoopy Award and OMEGA’s affiliation with it, which really adds an extra layer to why you can appreciate both the Speedmaster Moonwatch in general, as well as these special editions that OMEGA is so notorious for.
On our minds today (and sadly no longer on our wrists) is the new OMEGA Snoopy Edition (for those of you who enjoy reference numbers it’s 310.32.42.50.02.001). If you’re a long time listener to the show, then you know that both of us are OMEGA fans, as well as Speedmaster enthusiasts, so when the opportunity arose for us to get some wrist time with this new Special Edition, we weren’t going to say no! This third “Silver Snoopy Award” edition Moonwatch launched late last fall and took the internet by storm. Wits its traditional Moonwatch case design, we have a 42mm, stainless steel case with blue ceramic bezel filled with a white enamel tachymetric scale. The silver dial is made of actual silver and is accented by blue subdials, markers, hands, and applied logos. As an extra touch on the dial, the iconic Silver Snoopy Award medallion can be found at the 9 o’clock subdial.
But that’s not where the details stop. Flip the watch over and there’s a whole other world to capture your imagination. The sapphire caseback is complete with the brand’s NAIAD lock system, meaning the caseback will always be realigned perfectly when removed. Which is a great thing considering the surprise that OMEGA has given us, our own little secret on the wrist. Not only is there a detailed moon on the caseback, but it’s accompanied by Earth in the background, with its bold blues and greens that actually rotate once every sixty seconds! This is achieved by the brand having attached the Earth to the back side of the second hand subdial. And just when you didn’t think it could get any better, when the chronograph is running, seemingly out of nowhere, Snoopy in his command space module flies across the sky, with his “Eyes on the Stars”.
The watch is powered by the brand’s 3861 manual wound calibre. Giving its owner a Master Chronometer Certified movement that is completely resistant to magnetism while maintaining a higher accuracy of 0 to +5 seconds per day with 50 hour power reserve. Paired with a blue nylon strap and tang buckle, with a unique pattern stamped on the inside that shows the Apollo 13 mission trajectory. Priced at $9,600 and while not a limited edition, OMEGA has indicated it will be a limited production (though no one knows how many or for how long).
Now for those of you who may be new to our reviews, we do things a little differently. Now that you have the facts about this watch, everything else that follows is objective. Before anything else, we are watch enthusiasts. And as such, any time we consider buying a new timepeice, there are a few questions that the two of us as ourselves. Those are the questions that we aim to answer here. We are talking about favorite and least favorite features, versatility, value, and how this would fit into our lives. At the end, we give it an all-around ranking and wrap things up with a few final thoughts. Wanna know what we think? Tune in and listen up!
We want to extend a huge thank you to OMEGA for allowing u the opportunity to spend time with this amazing timepiece. For more information, visit omegawatches.com.