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The OMEGA "Silver Snoopy Award" Watches

Today we’re going to be taking a look at the Silver Snoopy watches by Omega. This collection consists of 3 watches which were all created to mark the anniversaries since Omega received their Silver Snoopy award. You may be wondering what the Silver Snoopy award is, don’t worry because we will explain everything you need to know, as well as taking a good look at all of the watches.


What is the Silver Snoopy award?


The Silver Snoopy award is a small silver pin which is awarded by NASA to individuals or companies which have “significantly contributed to the human space flight program to ensure flight safety and mission success” since 1968. Snoopy was chosen as the mascot for the award as he is “a watchdog” for NASA. The award is presented to the recipient personally by one of the astronauts at NASA.


There is a specific criteria which the awardees must meet two or more of:

  1. Significantly contributing beyond their normal work requirements.

  2. Performing a single specific achievement which contributed towards attaining a particular program goal.

  3. Contributing to one or more major cost saving/cost avoidance.

  4. Instrumental in developing program modifications that increase quality, reliability, safety, efficiency, or performance.

  5. Developing or assisting with an operational improvement that increases efficiency and performance.

  6. Developing a process improvement of significant magnitude.

Omega was awarded the Silver Snoopy award in 1970 to recognise the brand's contribution to NASA space explorations, in particular the Speedmaster’s role in the Apollo 13 mission.


The watches


ANNIVERSARY SERIES CO‑AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPH 42 MM 310.32.42.50.02.001


First we will take a look at the most recent Snoopy watch from OMEGA, which was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of receiving their Silver Snoopy award. This gorgeous navy blue and silver watch is really giving retro spaceman vibes. The design of the watch has been inspired by the chronograph’s 4th generation style, which was famous for being the first watch worn on the moon. This watch retails at £8,610.


The silver dial features 3 navy blue sub-dials and embossed on the 9 O’clock positioned sub-dial is a cute Silver Snoopy and the writing “50th ANNIVERSARY”. The image of Snoopy on the sub-dial is the same as the Silver Snoopy award pin. The dial also features navy blue hour markers, hands and Omega logo. The bezel is made from navy blue ceramic with a white enamel tachymeter scale.


The 42mm case is made from polished & brushed stainless steel, as well as the lugs which are holding a blue nylon strap. On the underside lining of the strap there’s an embossed image of the Apollo 13 mission trajectory, including their slingshot around the far side of the moon.


The NAIAD LOCK case back is where all the magic happens, as there is a detailed image of the moon which a small Snoopy, in his Command and Service Module (CSM), fly's around when the chronograph function is used. In the distance the Earth can be seen which rotates once per minute in sync with the seconds hand, along with this is the quote “eyes on the stars”. The caseback also features some engravings tributing the Apollo 13 mission, the Silver Snoopy award, and the movement inside the watch which is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861.


OMEGA SPEEDMASTER SNOOPY APOLLO 311.32.42.30.04.003


Next, we will be looking at the OMEGA Speedmaster which was made to commemorate the 45th anniversary of receiving the Silver Snoopy award. This piece was limited to 1,970 pieces and was released in 2015. They are quite hard to come by and due to this they re-sell at around £40,000.


The white dial features 3 sub-dials with an image of Snoopy on the 9 O’clock positioned sub-dial, with a thought bubble containing the quote “Failure is not an option”. The dial also features black hour-markers and hands which all contain the Super-LumiNova along with the image of Snoopy. On the minute track there are 14 comic-strip themed squares marking the first 14 seconds on the watch, this is paired with the quote “What could you do in 14 seconds?”. The bezel is black ceramic with a Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale.


The 42mm case and lugs are made from polished - brushed stainless steel and are accompanied by a black nylon strap with stand-out white stitching.


The caseback features dark blue enamel, achieving a galaxy effect, with a 925 silver Snoopy medallion in the centre. The medallion is the same image as the Silver Snoopy Award pin. Engraving’s which tribute to the Apollo 13 mission and the Silver Snoopy Award are also featured on the caseback. The watch is powered by the manual-wind calibre 1861 chronograph movement.


OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH 'SNOOPY EDITION', 3578.51.00


Last but not least we will take a look at the first Snoopy watch which was produced by Omega which was made to celebrate the Silver Snoopy Award that Omega received initially. This watch was limited to 5,441 units and was released in 2003. These watches now re-sell between £20,000 and £30,000.


The black dial contains 3 sub-dials with the 9 O’clock sub-dial containing an image of Snoopy in his astronaut suit in space with the quote “eyes on the stars” above him. The hour markers are silver with Super-LumiNova. The bezel is made of black ceramic with a silver tachymeter scale.


The 42 mm case and lugs are made from stainless steel and are attached to a stainless steel bracelet.


The caseback is made from stainless steel and showcases an enlarged version of the image on the 9 O’clock sub-dial. As well as this, there are engravings which tribute the Apollo 13 mission and the Silver Snoopy Award.


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All of these watches would take any collection above and beyond, that is if you can manage to get a hold of one. Hope you've enjoyed, thanks for reading :)




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