Just hours ago, Omega dropped its second #SpeedyTuesday timepiece called the OMEGA Speedmaster Limited Edition 42 mm “Ultraman” via its website; and within 20 Minutes this happened. All 2012 pieces SOLD:
Frankly, we’re not surprised considering how successful the previous #SpeedyTuesday model was.
Omega is really having fun with this timepiece. The watch is a tribute to the key character in the ULTRAMAN series, a collection of shows created by Tsuburaya Productions in Japan: one of the most famous examples of the Kaiju “giant monster” genre. With its 70’s Japanese sci-fi references, the Speedmaster “Ultraman” boasts genuine space credentials, as it shares its DNA with OMEGA’s 1967 “Moonwatch”.
The orange accents are a real stand out. The seconds hand draws its inspiration from the ’67 original, embracing the same dimensions and shade of orange. As an extension of this theme, the watch also features a black/orange bezel in anodized aluminium.
As Ultraman was only able to stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes, the minute subdial at 3 o’clock features the first 3 minutes picked-out in orange. On the seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, there’s a hidden silhouette of Ultraman’s profile, which is revealed by a special tool available with the watch. The strap changer, identical to Ultraman’s Beta Capsule, features a UV lamp at one end, which when shined on the dial, reveals the image.
On the dial you have a vintage OMEGA logo that gives the watch a retro feel and the caseback features an engraving of #SpeedyTuesday and the words ‘QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS’. The watch is presented on a black and orange NATO strap and comes with a spare black leather strap.
Presented in its own hexagonal box: a tribute to the futuristic table used by Ultraman’s Monster Attack Team, the new Speedmaster Limited Edition 42 mm “Ultraman” is a true collectable.