It is an absolute style and design for Europe as it has been produced in a special limited edition of only 1999 copies for the Japanese market. Therefore, European countries could hardly see this model and use such a stylish watch.
Galaxy Express 999 is a manga and an anime series produced by Toei Animation and was created by Leiji Matsumoto in an amazing design and stylish ideas. The watch was published for the first time in 1977 by Shogakukan in the Big Comic and it was completed in 1981 after the publication of 21 tankōbon. The animated series was aired in Japan in 1978 and consists of 113 episodes and 4 OVAs. Since the time it was available in markets, it became very popular in areas where it was made available and people were dying to have this watch.
In 1978, Galaxy Express was one of the first series to win the Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shonen. In 2005, the manga was published in Italy by Planet Manga and had 21 books, including the classic series and the sequel started by Leiji Matsumoto in 1996. People were amazed to read its features and characteristics.
The Omega series dedicated to the Galaxy Express 999 includes a collection of chronograph Speedmaster watches that are worth buying. It has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm and a hand-wound movement. The dial is available in black color.
Its steel caseback is engraved in addition to the identification number 999 in the manga series, the signature of the creator Leiji Matsumoto, and the face of the protagonist at the center and the serial number of the limited edition.
It has water resistant capability to –100 m and is accompanied by a steel strap with folding clasp with concealed buttons.