Omega Speedmaster the only watch to pass tests for Nasa's astronauts to take to the moon

James Ragan, a former Nasa project engineer and programme manager, was the man who played a key role in making Omega's Speedmaster the Moonwatch.
James Ragan, a former Nasa project engineer and programme manager, was the man who played a key role in making Omega's Speedmaster the Moonwatch.PHOTO: LI QINGQING

SINGAPORE - Call it the power of endorsement.

In 1965, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) wanted a watch for its astronauts to take to the moon, it called for a tender.

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