As mentioned in the article about the Omega Olympic Collection, having history on your side definitely helps. It allows you to reach back into your heritage and come away with a rich haul of culture which translates wonderfully well for modern collections.
The Space Collection (Apollo Soyuz) is a perfect example of such a collection. Omega watches have been well known as the only ones that have been worn on the moon(not entirely true) but were indeed the first watch on the moon. We have written about Omega’s limited edition Apollo 15 Speed Master which deserves a place in any watch collection. The Apollo / Soyuz watch is a masculine watch which pays homage to the historic space mission where cosmonauts and astronauts linked up in space and shook hands. This uniquely historic event has a watch which is also as unique – the dial is made from a meteorite. All the watches in this limited collection have their dials crafted from meteorite.
A manual winding chronograph which shares the same mechanism as won by the crew of the Apollo / Soyuz mission, the watch also features 18 jewels, a Polished-brushed case, a black aluminium ring with tachymeter scale on bezel and a commemorative engraving of the historic event on the back of its casing.
He is a wise man who seeks by every legitimate means to make all the money he can honestly, for money can do so many worthwhile things in this world, not merely for one’s self but for others. But he is an unmitigated fool who imagines for a moment that it is more important to make the money to make it honestly. One of the advantages of possessing money is that it facilitates one’s independence and mental attitude. The man head over heels in debt is more slave than independent. —