All Omega fans on alert as the newest edition of the Moon watch mesmerizes, celebrating the evolution of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, from its first launch to its latest movement. The remarkable achievement this time around is that it is certified at the industry’s highest level- the Moonwatch is now Master Chronometer Certified. For fans everywhere, it’s a chance to see the latest edition of a much-loved timepiece – including unique touches in design and a powerful Master Chronometer certified anti-magnetic movement, discovers Priyanka Sippy.
For the exciting launch, the Swiss watchmaker has taken inspiration from the 4th generation Moonwatch style, commonly referenced as the ST 105.012, and worn by Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969. These space-era tributes include the classic asymmetrical case, the step dial, the double bevel case back, and the famous dot over 90 (DON) and a dot diagonal to 70 on the anodized aluminum bezel ring, significant detailing in the design of the Speedmaster.
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega says, “When updating a sacred timepiece like the Speedmaster Moonwatch, every detail must be true to its original spirit. This chronograph is recognized the world over, so we’ve approached its design with the sincerest respect, while taking its movement to the next level.”
The most noteworthy update comes with the arrival of the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. The new movement guarantees 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.
It’s also about the wrist! An integrated, fully-brushed bracelet offers a five–arched-links-per-row design. Similar to previous Moonwatch styles, it includes a new clasp with a polished Omega logo on a satin-finished cover. Even the dial shows the attention-to-detail that Omega has committed to this updated collection. In accordance with the Calibre 3861’s frequency, the minute track is now split by 3 divisions, as opposed to the 5 divisions on previous models.
With so much to discover, it’s now up to enthusiastic Moonwatch fans to select their Master Chronometer model from eight special choices, including varieties in stainless steel, 18K Sedna™ gold or 18K Canopus gold™. All come with OMEGA’s full 5-year warranty.
With the dawn of a new year, full of hope and expectation, we couldn’t think of a better timepiece than the latest Moonwatch from the world’s most recognized watchmaker-Omega. It serves as a reminder that nothing is impossible, so reach for the stars, or, in this case, the moon.