The Watch That Stared Into The Abyss

George S.
George S.


Love it or hate it, I couldn't agree more. It's a spaceman's watch, which has always been a bit special. This one has once again (as with the YEMA Spationaute) been designed in partnership with CNES. The indexes are large for greater visibility in space, and the red X is a nod to the 10th French astronaut in space (we have the right, of course, to partner with the CNES, but for the moment there's very little communication because, as you know, Omega has a framework contract). The bezel includes most of the world's major space bases.

Why a €1,000 watch?

Well, gentlemen, there's nothing marketing about it. We simply thought it would be a fun idea for enthusiasts to send their watches into space... Can you believe it? Well, it's quite simple, and if you take the time to read the description on our site, once you place your order, your watch will be waiting for a flight date (because the watches leave in sets of 20) and you will then receive your copy, with the flight date, altitude and temperature experienced during the flight engraved on the back, as well as a video of your flight. So you can see your watch flying through the stratosphere, just like the sample video! That's the whole point, and yes, otherwise a simple patent isn't much fun, Wink.

The 349€ and 399€ models

They're exactly the same without the cost of space flight.

I hope I've provided some answers to your questions, and remain available for any further inquiries.

The model in our video is a prototype, and featured the old logo at the time, but we subsequently decided to adhere to the following rule:
The old logo for reissues and the new logo for new models. What's more, the new logo is more in keeping with the watch's design.

The watch simply stopped because the quartz movement froze (-60°), but it worked again on the way down and once it was back under the clouds. Just to warn you of any new comments (I'm expecting them), this is the case for all watches, all movements and all brands (omega has in fact done a nice article on the mechanisms of their watches in relation to the cold). There are, however, solutions that we are considering for "commercial" flights, with a layer of aerogel to prevent freezing.



There will be no V2 of the current Spacegraf. However, in view of our relationship with CNES, a new model may well see the light of day...