March 30, 2021
by David Bredan
As we said in its news debut at the time: “Among the Omega faithful, few Speedmaster models carry the caché of the legendary ‘Ed White.’ The original model, predating the signature Omega twisted-lug design, became immortal on the wrist of the astronaut of the same name during America’s first spacewalk in 1965.” A fan of all things Speedmaster (yes, including the Speedmaster Reduced), our featured artist on the aBlogtoWatch Store, Tamás Fehér chose this outstanding moment in the history of humankind (and watchmaking) as a source of inspiration for his latest Horological Artwork. Available in A3, B2, and B1 sized prints of exceptional quality, you may get your Tribute To Ed White’s Speedmaster print from the aBlogtoWatch Store for $149, $199 and $299, respectively, all with Free FedEx Priority shipping across the globe.
Every horological artwork begins with a clean sheet of paper — of B1 size, in this instance, allowing for our largest prints to date at 70.7 by 100 centimeters, which is 27.8 by 39.4 inches, an impressive and generous size that is nevertheless perfect for easy framing. Tamás’s drawing skills, as well as the state-of-the-art archiving and printing technologies that are utilized in the professional print shop that we work with locally on all our prints, ensure that you do get to appreciate and enjoy the Omega Speedmaster “Ed White” in unprecedented resolution. The various typeface between the dial, subdials and bezel have all been meticulously drawn up, along with the various textures and surface treatments on the case, dial and bracelet, alike.
Around 9 o’clock on the dial, you’ll find a rendition of that iconic photograph showing astronaut Ed White floating in the microgravity of space, just outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. The original image is by fellow astronaut James Alton McDivitt – with a keen look at the photograph you’ll spot that White is wearing his trusted Omega Speedmaster strapped around the exterior of his spacesuit… Or, better still, just take a step closer to your artwork and you’ll see the same watch strategically drawn just above the hour and minute hands.
Not only Ed White’s Omega Speedmaster, strapped to his spacesuit, but even the reflections on his visor, the various life-supporting tubes and devices, as well as his Zeiss Ikon Contarex camera are all captured in stunning detail with every stroke.
We are thrilled that Tamás reached out to us to have his artworks featured on the aBlogtoWatch Store and also that it has been so exceptionally well-received by so many of you already getting your favorite piece. We are also very proud to be able to bring his talent and tireless dedication to his craft to you, our global audience. Browse a total of 12 Horological Artworks on the aBlogtoWatch Store, or visit this link directly to get your “Tribute To Ed White’s Speedmaster” artwork in the popular sizes of A3, B2 or B1 (exact measurements are on the product page), priced at $149, $199 and $299, respectively, with Free FedEx Priority Shipping to just about every country in the world.