Presented at the Baselworld 2016 trade show, the Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer (ref. 304.33.44.52.03.001) is one of the most attractive takes on Omega’s constantly growing collection of the legendary “moon watches.” Combining striking exterior with an advanced, anti-magnetically shielded movement, the device tries really hard to be worth every single dollar that the Swiss watchmaker wants you to spend on it.
Although there is a feeling of something not being “right” when you look at a luxury watch, which is supposed to be a sort of homage to the timekeeper Neil Armstrong has worn when setting his foot at Moon’s dusty surface, the new limited edition Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 (Ref. 322.214.171.124.06.001) looks absolutely stunning with its chocolate-colored nylon strap matching the color of the dial. The latter, by the way, looks especially grand thanks to its rose gold hour markers and hands that provide the timekeeper with an even better sense of depth and dimension.
At the Baselworld 2014 event, the Swiss watchmaking house has presented its Omega Speedmaster Mark II 1969 Reissue (ref. 3126.96.36.199.06.001) automatic chronograph. The model was designed in the same style as the iconic Speedmaster chronograph that first went on sale 45 years ago. It looks like the number of great watches inspired by the great decade is going to get yet another worthy member.
Omega Speedmaster, the legendary “space” chronograph that is never getting old, has recently been reintroduced as a “two-tone” model and also slightly refreshed. Available with at least two dials and two colors of 18-karat gold alloy, the 2013 Omega Speedmaster 57 (ref. 3188.8.131.52.01.001) is more in line with their current product range.
Although the new Omega Speedmaster Racing (ref. 3184.108.40.206.06.001) chronograph takes the iconic collection back to the classic tri-compax layout (as you probably know, unlike more modern versions, the original 1957 Speedmaster that was powered by the legendary Omega caliber 321 hand-wound mechanism featured only the usual three hands for displaying time, as well as three chronograph sub-dials with no calendar), the redesigned timepiece still offers you a highly legible dial and all the signature elements that you can expect from the watch that accompanied the first man on the Moon, including the famous tachymeter scale, which is engraved right on the black fixed bezel and painted glaring yellow.
Did you ever want a Speedmaster, but still felt like the watch on offer at your local boutique missed something, or maybe you just wanted something new? Something less boring? Well, the famous Swiss brand has finally offered a refreshed version of its classic Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph (ref. 3220.127.116.11.01.001) that now features an innovative variety of the good old bi-compax layout, all courtesy of their new Caliber 9300 self-winding mechanism that basically blends to sub-dials into one, which is not only more readable, but is actually cool.
Celebrating the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Apollo 15 mission (it happened on the 26th of July, 1971,) the Swiss brand has prepared a new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Apollo 15” 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (ref. 318.104.22.168.01.003). As the rest of the series, the “Apollo 15” comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case.
Has it ever occurred to you that two counters are enough for a normal chronograph, that three is okay and even four is nothing but tolerable (and only look good on certain watches like this Eberhard & Co. Chrono4 BADBOY)? Well, some people at Omega consider five counters just right for the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. Positioned like the famous five Olympic Rings, but apparently not sized as evenly, the counters add a “days of the week” indicator and a 7-day chronograph display to the usual hours, minutes, and small second sub-dials. Meet the Omega Speedmaster Five Counter Olympic Beijing automatic chronograph!