Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Today, Omega launched what is a very comprehensive, neatly detailed, and of course, free online catalog of 60 iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches. The Speedmaster marks its notable 60th anniversary in 2017 making this a big year for Omega and for one of the most popular and recognizable chronographs out there. You may find the online catalog here.

It happens very rarely that we can get excited about a feature on a watch brand's website – so much so that, come to think of it, this may just be the first time – so we'll explain briefly what you can find in this catalog before you dig into it. Just be sure you have an extended lunch break or are all done with whatever you are supposed to be working on because it's very easy to get positively lost in it.

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

The way it works is really quite simple: you just select whichever year tickles your fancy from the scale on the bottom of the screen, the respective watch for that year loads, and you just need to start scrolling (for whatever reason, upwards). A range of basic tech specs follow including case diameter, caliber number, reference number, front crystal material and more. To illustrate and give you a better idea about the different pages I picked the original Speedmaster from 1957 (not this '57).

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Scrolling your way up towards the sky is when it starts to get really fun – or so it does at least for egghead watch nerds like everyone on our team – as you get to discover hitherto unseen or very difficult to find materials like detailed manuals, advertisements, movement specs and even some "Speedmaster Facts." To be fair, it all really is in tune with the ethos of the Speedmaster, and you'll either find these smaller and larger droplets of information very cool or you'll just roll your eyes as you learn how, for example, some of the '57 Speedmasters were delivered to the Peruvian Air Force to use in-flight.

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Omega Launches Online Catalog Of 60 Iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Announcements

Additional curated images both from the Omega archives and from social media users can be found as you keep scrolling, giving you a better look at your choice of a watch. And while all this may not sound like that big of a deal, the consistency and depth of the information provided for not one but all sixty selected watches is – and it's as close as you can get to discovering such a wild selection of "Speedies" in one place without purchasing the (yet much more in-depth) 494-page Moonwatch Book that we reviewed here.

In essence, then, if you are a Speedmaster collector, wearer, or enthusiast, chances are that you'll enjoy clicking and scrolling through this truly fascinating catalog of 60 iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches. omegawatches.com

  • SuperStrapper

    I’ll have to go check that out. But I guess I should make a drink first.

  • IG

    There are only 2 iconic Speedmasters, the 105.012 and 145.012 references with cal. 321, those were actually used on the Moon missions. All the other “iconic” stuff is just marketing bullshit from Omega.

    • IanE

      Iconic is certainly an over-worked (and under-defined) word, but most of the versions are (to my eyes anyway) beautiful – and, in many cases, relatively good value for money!

      • IG

        Nice hand-wound chronographs, no doubt about it. The automatic ones – blasphemy!

  • BrJean

    Oh yeah!!

  • Tim

    I have always wanted an Omega Alaska Project. They look really odd with the additional casing, but stunning without it.

  • SuperStrapper

    I’m not a ‘speedy’ guy, but this is pretty cool.

    I naturally went to the model for my birth year and was interested to learn that it doesn’t say ‘swiss made’ on the dial because the cases were manufactured in the US! A stark contrast to how that moniker is handled today. As interested as I am suddenly in owning one, I’m terrified to go see what it might be worth.

    I also learned a new factoid about perhaps my favourite speedy, the lobster. I thought I knew everything about it, but I guess not.

    Anyway, it is certainly worth poking around.

  • Word Merchant

    60 models? If this was Hublot that’d only cover about a month’s worth of ‘limited editions’.

  • Yan Fin

    Nice app, nice watch. Never knew that up to 1964 radium was used as lume.

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