First of all, we need to understand the relationship between the infamous cartoon Snoopy and NASA, the government space administration agency. Who is Snoopy? Snoopy is a sophisticated, book-loving, fictional cartoon beagle (Dog).
NASA adopted Snoopy as their safety mascot in 1968 to help keep astronauts and staff safe during missions and expeditions. The cartoon dog was implemented to keep things light during heavy situations.
The Silver Snoopy Award was also introduced in 1968 with the purpose of celebrating exceptional contributions towards the safety of the mission or team. So far, NASA has given out over 15,700 Silver Snoopy Awards to various individuals, suppliers and employers across many space centres.
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There is a database for the Silver Snoopy and other NASA awards? Click here to check it out for yourself!
How did Omega earn the Silver Snoopy Award?
As many people know, the Omega Speedmaster was the only watch to pass NASA's rigorous testing, and it became an official component of each astronaut's kit in 1965, during the first mission to the moon. Just five years later, Omega was awarded the Silver Snoopy Award for the fatal role it played during the APOLLO 13 mission. When an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft, the Omega Speedmaster was used to time the burns back to Earth. This watch ensured the safety of the astronauts and allowed them to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, saving their lives.
The Silver Snoopy Award is something that Omega treasure heavily, keeping it at their official museum in Switzerland. It has and will continue to play a major role in their marketing and design process for many years to come.
The history of the Omega Snoopy
The first Snoopy Speedmaster
Over 30 years after receiving the Silver Snoopy Award, Omega finally released the first Snoopy Speedmaster. It features a Snoopy sub dial at 9 o'clock and a colourful image of Snoopy painted on the sealed case back.
The black and white Snoopy
In 2015, Omega introduced the second Snoopy watch; as you can see, this watch features a refined black-and-white design. This model features a steel case and a luxurious black textile strap.
Omega Snoopy watch today
The current Snoopy model in production was introduced in 2020. This model is far superior to the others in design, performance and fashion. This model features a stunning blue textile strap that perfectly pairs with the blue sub dials and bezel. The most iconic feature of this watch is the Snoopy on the case back; when the chronograph function is running, you can see Snoopy flying across the case back.
What comes with an Omega Snoopy Speedmaster?
Omega are well known for their packaging, and they do not hold back when it comes to the Snoopy; this watch comes with an exciting box and accessories that build tension during the unboxing experience.
How much is a Snoopy Speedmaster?
The Silver Snoopy Speedmaster in production today comes with a retail price of £10,000; however, due to the large demand and the small supply, this watch is tough and nearly impossible to obtain from an authorised dealer. Want to see how much an Omega Silver Snoopy is worth in today's market? Click here!
Where can I buy an Omega Snoopy?
If you want a Snoopy watch, I don't blame you. The watch is rich with heritage, design, and so much more. Get in touch now to source a vintage Snoopy, or check our stock for a Silver Snoopy Speedmaster. We have one in stock, available for viewing, reservation and purchase.