For this launch, the Swiss watchmaker has taken inspiration from the 4th generation Moonwatch style, worn by Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969, including the classic asymmetrical case, the step dial, the double bevel caseback, and the famous dot over 90.
The most significant update comes with the arrival of the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861, ensuring 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.
More changes around the wrist with an integrated, fully-brushed bracelet offering a five-arched-links-per-row design. It includes a new clasp with a polished Omega logo on a satin-finished cover.
The minute track on the dial is now split by 3 divisions (as opposed to the 5 divisions on previous models), another example of the brand's exacting standards when it comes to precision.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer comes in eight models, including versions in stainless steel, 18K SednaTM gold or 18K Canopus goldTM. All with Omega's full 5-year warranty.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
"When updating a sacred timepiece like the Speedmaster Moonwatch, every detail must be true to its original spirit." Raynald Aeschlimann (President and CEO of Omega)