s Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega explained, “when updating a sacred timepiece like the Speedmaster Moonwatch, every detail must be true to its original spirit. This chronograph is recognised the world over, so we’ve approached its design with the most sincere respect, while taking its movement to the next level.”
For this 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.
Perhaps the most significant update comes with the arrival of the 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.
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.
In accordance with the Calibre 3861’s frequency, the minute track is now split by 3 divisions, as opposed to the 5 divisions on previous models.
Moonwatch fans can select their Master Chronometer model from eight special choices, including versions in stainless steel, 18K Sedna™ gold or 18K Canopus gold™. All come with Omega’s full 5-year warranty.
- Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Professional Chronograph - Hesalite - 42 mm - Calibre 3861
310.30.42.50.01.001 RRP CHF 6’250.00
310.32.42.50.01.001 RRP CHF 5’900.00
- Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Professional Chronograph - Sapphire - 42 mm - Calibre 3861
310.30.42.50.01.002 RRP CHF 7’100.00
310.32.42.50.01.002 RRP CHF 6’800.00
- Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Professional Chronograph - SednaTM gold - 42 mm - Calibre 3861
310.60.42.50.01.001 RRP CHF 34’700.00
310.63.42.50.01.001 RRP CHF 24’600.00
- Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Professional Chronograph - Canopus goldTM - 42 mm - Calibre 3861
310.60.42.50.02.001 RRP CHF 45’100.00
310.63.42.50.02.001 RRP CHF 30’300.00