Fortis Cosmonauts Chronograph Review

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional gets a lot of attention for being the first watch on the moon (“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for OMEGA marketing”). Patriotic Russians can console themselves with the fact that a Russian-made Pobeda – strapped to a dog named Chernushka – was the first watch in space. And the Fortis Cosmonauts Chronograph was first chronograph in open space. How great is that? Great enough to wear on planet Earth? . . .

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Watch News: $1.5m Rolex Daytona and More

Watch news! Earlier this week, a 1969 “John Player Special” Rolex hammered for $1.5m. It’s nowhere near a world record Rolex. In October 2017, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona fetched $17.75m. Still, it’s a pretty penny for a rare watch commemorating Rolex’s sponsorship of the John Player Special Formula 1 team. How rare? Our man @perezscope called out Hodinkee on their inaccurate account of the sale . . .

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OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph: Review

Neil Armstrong wasn’t wearing his Speedmaster when he set foot on the moon. I bet OMEGA’s marketing mavens were pissed. But not as pissed as NASA’s PR department when Armstrong forgot to use the definite article for his first words on the lunar surface. (That’s one small step for “A” man, Neil.) Redo? Not a chance. Redo the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42mm? Endlessly . . .

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