Omega has updated its iconic Speedmaster Moonwatch collection with subtle additions and a new Master Chronometer certification.
Few men’s watches are as immediately recognisable as an Omega Speedmaster, and within this coveted range, the Moon watches are most likely to have watch lovers breaking out in a sweat. Afterall, who wouldn’t want to wear the timeless timepiece worn by the first gents to saunter on the moon?
Now, with a new year comes new tweaks to Omega’s Speedmaster Moon collection, not least of which is a new Master Chronometer certification. This lofty recognition has been achieved through the use of the new co-axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. The new movement ensures that the Moonwatch will now be unaffected by even the most extreme magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. In addition, it ensures that the entire watch is certified as a Master Chronometer – the highest standard of precision, performance, and magnetic-resistance in the Swiss watch industry.
For the exciting launch, the Swiss watchmaker has taken inspiration from the 4th generation Moonwatch style, commonly referenced as the ST 105.012, and worn by Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969.
These space-era tributes include the classic asymmetrical case, the step dial, the double bevel caseback, and the famous dot over 90 (DON) and a dot diagonal to 70 on the anodised aluminium bezel ring. Small but important details in the telling of the Speedmaster story.
Around the wrist, OMEGA has made yet more changes. An integrated, fully-brushed bracelet offers a five–arched-links-per-row design. Similar to Moonwatch styles of the past, it includes a new clasp with a polished OMEGA logo on a satin-finished cover.
Even the dial shows the attention-to-detail that OMEGA has committed to this updated collection. In accordance with the Calibre 3861’s frequency, the minute track is now split by three divisions, as opposed to the five divisions on previous models, in another example of the brand’s exacting standards when it comes to precision.
Speedmaster fans can now choose the Master Chronometer model in eight special styles, including versions in stainless steel, 18K Sedna gold, or 18K Canopus gold.
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