A Project Worthy of Its Name: The Omega Skywalker X-33
Omega has teamed up with Solar Impulse, a clean energy an ambitous project that aims to create airplanes that can fly anywhere around the world - using only solar energy. In their partnership with Solar Impulse, Omega has created a watch inspired by the innovative aernautic company.
"Made in collaboration with the two pilots of the ambitious flight, The OMEGA Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition has been tested and qualified by the European Space Agency, featuring a polyamide "NATO" strap, and with just 1,924 pieces available." The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition is more than a remarkable timepiece. It is a celebration of a project whose ambitious aim is to circle the globe in an airplane powered only by solar energy.
The blue and green dial, with its white transferred indexes and hour markers coated with white Super-LumiNova, has a central opening allowing the wearer to read the liquid crystal display digital elements. The grade 2 titanium Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition is powered by the multi-functional quartz chronograph movement, OMEGA calibre 5619, and its grade 2 titanium outer caseback is stamped with the Solar Impulse 'Around the World' patch and engraved with the name of the timepiece as well as the words 'TESTED AND QUALIFIED BY ESA (European Space Agency).
Their Contribution to Solar Impulse
- The landing light system, which weighs just a kilogram.
- The OMEGA Instrument, designed by ESA astronaut and Solar Impulse head of flight test operation Claude Nicollier, indicates flight path and alerts the pilots if wing angle exceeds the normal limit.
- The DC-DC Converter which uses solar energy to power the instruments in the cockpit through high-voltage batteries in the plane’s gondolas.
- To learn more about their project visit here.
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