Swiss luxury watch brand OMEGA has just announced the latest addition to the Speedmaster Moonwatch series. This is a popular, timeless collection known for being worn by Apollo 11 astronauts on their mission to the moon in 1969.
The 2021 update of the Speedmaster Moonwatch pays homage to the much-loved older models, while breathing fresh life into them with modern-day technology.
Master Chronometer Certified
Most notably, the new watches are Master Chronometer Certified. This certification is the – the highest standard of precision, performance and magnetic resistance in the Swiss watch industry.
To make these new watches Master Chronometer Certified, the watchmakers at OMEGA chose to incorporate a new movement called the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 3861. This gives the watch the ability to withstand magnetic fields reaching up to 15,000 gauss.
The Caliber 3861 has a free-sprung balance spring and 48 to 50 hours of power reserve.
With the Caliber 3861 come a few more changes. The minute track is split by three divisions, while it was split by five in previous models.
Stunning Classic Touches
While the technology is new, many of the aesthetic touches herald back to the older, classic models. Speedmaster Moonwatch enthusiasts will recognize the asymmetrical case, step dial, and the double bezel caseback. They’ll also be touched by the classic “dot over ninety” and dot diagonal to seventy on the bezel ring, which is made of anodized aluminum.
Buying OMEGA’s New Speedmaster Moonwatch
If you are interested in buying one of OMEGA’s new Speedmaster Moonwatches, you’ll have some decisions to make. There are a total of eight different models to choose from, all with different prices:
- Hesalite with strap: $5,950
- Hesalite with bracelet: $6,300
- Sapphire with strap: $6,800
- Sapphire with bracelet: $7,150
- Sedna gold with strap: $24,600
- Sedna gold with bracelet: $34,800
- Canopus gold with strap: $30,400
- Canopus gold with bracelet: $45,300
All of the options measure 42 mm and include the Caliber 3861. The two gold options both feature gold hands and have gold hand-applied indices rather than printed indices.
Attention to Detail
Overall, this new watch is the pinnacle of luxury and attention to detail. It is clear that much care has been taken to respect and pay homage to the older models of Speedmaster Moonwatches while treating fans to the technology and precision they expect in 2021.
To view Omega’s entire range of watches visit their official website here.