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Omega continues the return of its Calibre 321 movement with a stainless steel addition to its family of Speedmaster Moonwatches.

So, you quite fancy the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, launched in July last year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but we’re sure if you liked it enough to fork out the cash for the gold launch model. Well, now you have another opportunity to wrestle with you watch-loving side, with the addition of the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel.

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In 1965, when astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space he was wearing the Speedmaster ST 105.003. Omega’s latest offering takes inspiration from that famous model.

The 39.70 mm case in stainless steel, influenced by the same 3rd generation style that Ed White wore, features a bezel ring in polished black ceramic with a tachymeter scale in white enamel.

Gracing the black step dial are the familiar Moonwatch hands, small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, and central chronograph hand.

Calibre 321 Speedmaster Moonwatch

Collectors will be thrilled to see the addition of the iconic “Dot over Ninety” and other respectful nods to the past, including vintage Omega logos throughout the design.

Of course, a movement as beautiful as the 321 should be visible at all times, so owners can admire the iconic Calibre through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Known for its beautifully intricate design, the original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the Omega Speedmaster in 1957. As well as powering Ed White’s spacewalk Speedmaster, the famous movement drove the Speedmaster ST 105.012, better known as the first watch worn on the Moon.

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After extensive research and reconstruction in a dedicated workshop, the Calibre 321 was recreated in-line with its original specifications, and released in time for the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

It is now the driving force behind not one, but two Moonwatch models, including this spectacular new Omega Speedmaster in steel.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, Ultimate Encounters, The Art of Business Travel, IKHLAS, Heavens Voyage, and many other titles.

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