What a way for OMEGA to kick off 2020! After the brand announced the return of its long-awaited iconic Calibre 321, early last year, OMEGA made a grand statement, in July of the same year, unveiling the first new timepiece to house the movement – a Moonwatch in platinum. Today, OMEGA surprised all of us with the launch of its newest timepiece – The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel ‘Ed White’ .. Yup! You heard that right! An OMEGA 321-powered Speedmaster in steel.
In 1965, when astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space he was wearing the Speedmaster ST 105.003. OMEGA’s latest offering takes inspiration from that famous model.
With its 39.70mm case in stainless steel (influenced by the same 3rd generation style that Ed White wore), black step dial, and light cream accents, the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel ‘Ed White’ is a real masterpiece. Sitting on top of the case is a bezel ring in polished black ceramic [ZrO2] with a tachymeter scale in white enamel. To OMEGA’s credit, “Visually”, they’ve done really well to preserve the little things that have come to define the Speedmaster.
Legibility here is off the charts. Gracing the black step dial are the familiar Moonwatch hands, small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, and central chronograph hand. Collectors will be thrilled to see the addition of the iconic “Dot over Ninety” on the bezel and other respectful nods to the past, including vintage OMEGA logos throughout the design.
Proudly powering the watch is the re-born Calibre 321. Known for its beautifully intricate design, the original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the OMEGA Speedmaster in 1957. Most famously, it was used in a variety of space bound models including the Speedmaster ST 105.003 (the model tested and qualified by NASA and worn by Ed White during the first American spacewalk) and the Speedmaster ST 105.012 (the first watch worn on the moon on the 21st of July, 1969).
Owning a Speedmaster Moonwatch is like owning a piece of history, and this one recalls the events of 1957 with perfection. Available early 2020, the new OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel ‘Ed White’ is priced at approximately CHF 13,000
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