I was waiting for my new perfect fake Omega Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary to arrive. The day it was announced, October 5th, 2020, I immediately called my retailer and put my name on the list.
While NASA and Snoopy’s story first started in the 1960s, when Charles M. Schulz began to draw the loveable beagle’s adventures on the Moon. These comics featuring Snoopy’s outer space exploits captivated America and forever established Snoopy as a symbol of adventure and exploration. Following this success, NASA selected Snoopy as the mascot of its safety program. He became the agency’s safety watchdog, ensuring mission success.
Later on, NASA introduced the Silver Snoopy Award, with the beloved beagle in a spacesuit and sporting a dapper flying scarf. Since 1968, the Silver Snoopy Award has been presented by astronauts to NASA employees or private contractors in recognition for their significant contributions to human space flight safety or mission success. And on October 5th, 1970, the Silver Snoopy Award was presented to Omega.
Growing up in Switzerland, my fascination with Snoopy began when I was around 7, while I was on my weekly excursions with my best friend and her parents to McDonald’s. Like any young lady of that age, my choice would always be a Happy Meal. The thought of having a fun meal AND get a toy was quite the event back then. And inside one of my Happy Meals was a pretty big Snoopy figurine in three parts that I had to put together.
The figurine showed Snoopy in different situations, and one of them was, of course, Astronaut Snoopy. I loved it so much that I made it my mission to collect as many as possible. And truth be told, I believe the figurines are still somewhere at my parent’s house. Later on, I discovered Peanuts, and my fascination only grew with time. You could even go as far as attributing my passion for space to Snoopy.
When I developed my interest in watches, I immediately fell in love with the Swiss made replica Omega Moon watch. I mean, is there anything cooler than an accessory that went to the Moon? Since then, I have always wanted to add a Speedmaster to my collection. Of course, I knew and loved the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 “Silver Snoopy Award” from 2015, but I was not ready to pay the secondary market premiums. And after parting with my birth year Speedmaster, I made it my mission to find an Omega that would fill the void my birthyear Speedmaster left.