The wait is over! On the event of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Touchdown, we now know which watch is that includes the re-edition of the enduring motion Omega 321 – a motion as legendary because the Moonwatch itself. Introduced earlier this yr, this motion goes to equip one of the high-end Speedy ever. Meet the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum.
Some would have anticipated Omega to come back with one thing barely totally different on the event of Moon Touchdown 50th anniversary. We, at MONOCHROME, anticipated an ultra-limited model of the watch worn by Astronauts on Apollo 11 – the Speedmaster Skilled 105.012. Properly, what Omega is launching is barely totally different, not vintage-oriented and correctly high-end. But, it’s the first time that the re-edition of the calibre 321 is carried out into the case of a watch.
What you see right here is the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum, and as you’ve guessed, its case is made in platinum – in actual fact a particular platinum alloy with the usage of gold (Pt950Au20). The case retain the traditional Speedmaster Skilled “Moonwatch” form, with 42mm diameter, twisted lugs and a mix of brushed and polished surfaces. No main distinction right here with a traditional metal Speedmaster. The one evolution on the habillage considerations the bezel, which is right here crafted in black ceramic with a tachymeter scale executed in white enamel – with dot-over-90.
To match the Moon Touchdown theme, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum includes a excellent black polished onyx dial, on which you’ll see 18okay white gold fingers and utilized indexes – all full of Tremendous-LumiNova. The three sub-counters are constructed from meteorite – and to be completely in line with the theme, Omega has used actual slices of Moon meteorite. The Omega brand at 12 is right here utilized.
The pièce de résistance within the context of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum is, after all, the motion contained in the case. Whereas launched again in January, the re-edition of the 321 wasn’t but utilized in a watch. It’s now carried out. Omega is right here completely recreating the motion, as a 1-to-1 copy, with out the usage of fashionable know-how – no co-axial, no Grasp Chronometer. As the unique motion, the “new” calibre 321 runs gradual at 18,000vph and is completed with gold-plating. It’s right here seen by a sapphire caseback.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum 311-93-42-30-99-001 is worn on a black alligator strap with platinum buckle. No indication of the value has been given but.
As for the supply, Omega doesn’t point out this watch as being a restricted numbered version. Nonetheless, when the 321 was re-introduced, the model acknowledged that not more than 2,000 actions can be made per yr. Realizing that there can be a second Speedmaster to function this motion, you may count on the manufacturing to remain reasonably unique.
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