Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

As a pre-Baselworld 2017 treat, Omega today announces a new flavor of Speedmaster with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer watch that features a "racing dial." With accents in sporty orange and the distinctive style of minute track associated with popular historical models, its vintage-inspired looks are backed up by a movement with Omega's latest technology. It's like a Moonwatch but with an auto racing twist.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The alternating pattern of the minute track comes first from a 1968 Speedmaster model and has since featured on many racing-related Speedmasters, but fewer modern ones. Some of the old Michael Schumacher Speedmasters come to mind for me, as well as the more recent Speedmaster MKII. It's a charming touch, for sure, and shows that Omega knows and pays attention to its collectors.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer watch has a 44.25mm steel case that Omega says has a thinner profile due to "work done on the sapphire crystal." Other subtle changes include the slightly enlarged subdials for improved legibility. We expect good legibility from Omega as well as a good lume experience, and white Super-LumiNova on the hands and the beveled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes should provide that. The orange accents on the dial extend to the orange wording on the polished ceramic bezel (with brushed "Liquidmetal" tachymeter) and then to the holes in the perforated leather strap that reveal orange rubber underneath. The varnished orange hands, though, are my favorite part.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

The automatic caliber 9900 movement inside was introduced in the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean last year at Baselworld 2016 and was the first chronograph movement with Omega's new METAS certification. The 9900 operates at 4Hz with a 60-hour power reserve and the Master Chronometer designation promises that it is accurate to between 0 and +5 seconds per day, as well as resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. No caseback images from Omega for now of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer, but the 9900 movement is also fantastic to look at.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer Watch Watch Releases

Omega says this is the next generation of Speedmaster, and we are getting the sense that they will be giving the line a lot of attention this year, as today's announcements follow this Tuesday's Omega Speedmaster "Speedy Tuesday" Limited Edition release. So stay tuned for more. Omega is confirming the price of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer watch and we will update the article as soon as we have that information. omegawatches.com

What do you think?
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  • Jlh5683

    yes!

  • awildermode

    Mmm…that looks yummy.

  • Arthur Schütz

    much better!

  • Much damn. Very wow.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Best Omega since this white-blue chrono Speedmaster. Nice.

  • Wow. ANOTHER speedmaster collectible ultra rare watch! Just yesterday they were releasing the Sassy Sunday or something like that version! I must have them all!

    • Ross Diljohn

      It was the Overpriced Tuesday.

    • DanW94

      Even this one?

      #TwothousandthguytotryonaspacesuitFOIS(FirstOmegaInSaskatchewan)InternationalspacestationrationpacketscollectorseditionSpaceshuttleDiscoverybillowsofsmokeCoDependentCo-axialChronotasticSpeedy

  • wallydog2

    Gorgeous, of course. Top quality, of course. But do I need a tachymeter? (I don’t even know what a tachymeter is!) Do I need fractions of seconds markers? No, not really. There is a visual-clutter threshold that many fine watches cross, as in this “case”. Otherwise, what’s there not to like about an Omega, any Omega?

  • Word Merchant

    I like this very much, but there are so many variations of Speedmasters that I’d need to buy a dozen or two just to get sufficient coverage. And alas, the Word Merchant discretionary budget for 2017 won’t stretch that far; my fault for donating so much to the Trump campaign.

  • Ross Diljohn

    Omega should start a flavor of the month club.

  • GW

    How much thinner is it??! They need to do this same ‘work’ across their lines!

  • Shinyitis

    This one works very well in true speedy fashion, and glad they didn’t toy-it-up like some of the Seamasters.. Restraint used with orange, while generous helpings on the hands really make the dial pop. I’m sure this would fill the wrist a fair bit, even at 44mm.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Big whoop, Omega went to the moon,……….45 years ago ! Jesus ! talk about wringing an idea dry.
    I don’t like it, it’s too knobbly and too pointy with all sorts of crap written on it.
    Who needs a tachymeter,…i mean seriously.
    Wallydog2 summed it up well a serious case of visual-clutter threshold.

    • Hands90

      Going to the moon is HUGE! It is a big whoop. It really is. Truly an amazing achievement. They beat all other watch companies at the time and became the number 1 choice.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Lets not mix up two very different achievements here. Going to the moon was the achievement of the century ….period. Omega were not the only contender for the Apollo missions ( Rolex, Longines and Wittnauer were in the running ). Who knows what happened behind closed doors.

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          Rolex was cheated.

      • Bulgarian

        Going to the moon no doubt is HUGE , wonder wen is it going to happen tho.
        Love all speedmasters and adore my professional sapphire sandwich.

    • Mark

      Apparently it’s very important to watch enthusiasts.

      For example, Rolex owners constantly talk about the heritage of the brand and various models. Marketing works.

    • harveyspecter

      wait until, after a few more iterations, Omega builds a speedmaster watch that brings you to the moon. would that impress you enough ? Of course to reach that point you need to allow the speedmaster development to continue!

  • Svetoslav Popov

    time to stop with that “going to the Moon” thing, it is boring

  • Kuroji

    Automatic Co-Axial movement, and they are still calling it Moonwatch? For shame.

  • Yanko

    Moon is boring. Sky is boring. It is empty. Angels have moved to a different location. Fun is down here. On Earth.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      So the Aquaterra is maybe for you?

  • ??????

    I got totally lost in the endless pool of very special Omegas. It feels like a soap opera for me.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    The only thing to dislike about this watch is, that there is never an accent on capital in the french language. So “tachymètre” is simply wrong.

    • That can’t possibly be true, can it? Without accent marks, certain words would be mistaken for other words. If I want to write the word “etes,” without the accent, how would you know if I’m talking about a series of summers or the second person plural of the verb “to be”? In the case of advertising, branding or the like, capitalization doesn’t affect the word grammatically, only stylistically. Grammatically, you’d never capitalize every letter of a word anyway.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        You’re right. I just repeated what teacher told me at school:http://french.about.com/od/grammar/fl/How-to-Use-French-Accented-Capitals.htm

        • Actually what the link you provided says is:

          …when in fact whether or not to use accents on capital letters is entirely up to you.

          So I guess it is right either way?

          • Sheez Gagoo

            Exactly. I was obviously wrong. My teachers taught me, there’s no accent on capital letters. I’m a victim of the Swiss education system.

          • IG

            Find that teacher and beat him/her up.

          • Sheez Gagoo

            Until now the only damage that occured, is an embarassing post on a blog. When I see him the next time, I`ll mention it. It takes much more than this to beat up teachers.

    • BNABOD

      This is a common mistake and yes tons of teacher say no caps on capita letters but it is incorrect http://www.academie-francaise.fr/questions-de-langue#5_strong-em-accentuation-des-majuscules-em-strong

    • Yxe Septantecinq

      accent on capital is legit

      • Sheez Gagoo

        Please read my further comments about this topic. This is now the third time that I admit I was wrong.

  • Chris Chantler

    This is NOT a Moonwatch. The Moonwatch was (is) a Speedmaster Professional with 3 subdials and a handwound movement. It is a Nice Speedmaster Automatic.

    • commentator bob

      It is an amateur moonwatch, not a professional one.

      The Speedmaster Professional, as it went to the moon, had an column wheel movement, so is it still the same watch?

  • Gerald Menta

    What’s the diameter? Is it a hockey puck like the other … Side of the Moon watches?

  • Grumpy Cat

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me up from my cat nap when the next Speedmaster watch article is up.

  • It’s gorgeous.

    • Shinytoys

      I think it’s sweet too !

  • Aditya

    This is nice but it isn’t a moonwatch. Wish they’d offered an updated version of that as well.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Too tacky looking and trying to hard. The speedy Tuesday was much better.

    Can one of you guys Mark C perhaps Photoshop out the tachy on the bezel and give it a plain bezel. While you are at it can you do the same for the Daytona.

    Maybe some bigwig other then Archie or Marius may be reading and they will decide to make the said watches look a heck of lot better.

    • OK, sorry for the delay – been busy doing real watch things that past couple of days.

      I got rid of the saw tooth markers which bothered me and removed the tachymeter markings. Then I wondered what a rotating 12 hour bezel would look like. May just be me, but I like it a whole lot better this way. And yes, I did cheat with some of the intra-second markers around the orange hour markers – so don’t count them out, ha ha. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e4361229d2ed00a327e8917e5284fe8104d4583b6d839a14b757e005ef2d0c5.jpg

      • Gokart Mozart

        Thanks Mark, appreciate you taking the time out to do this. I like the Swatch made at 6!

        Looks much better. I hate tachmetres on a bezel (a deal breaker for me) but i have absolutely no problem with it being on a dial. But this looks really good, although to be honest I think it would look even better with a steel bezel with a brushed finish.

        Same would go for the daytona.

        • Perhaps a bit bland with just a brushed SS bezel? Or just right? Such a personal call in the end. Cheers. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17f1976cc364424f5db8ccebc7632eed868ccdd56365cf11d3c262bc24ce136c.jpg

          • Gokart Mozart

            Just saw this now. I prefer the brushed SS bezel. It is more timeless looking and even if you prefer the coloured bezel version now, what about in 6 months time or 5 years time?

            If the dial size was the same but the reduced the size to 40-41 mm in proportion the narrower bezel and case would help reduce the impact of the bezel. No, you don’t need to do another photoshop picture 😉

            Lets hope some one at Omega and Rolex is reading this

            Thanks

            I

      • egznyc

        Looks really nice! But honestly I’m not so interested in a 44+mm sized case. It’s too bad, because the movement in the modern Speedies is a beauty. Not like I could’ve afforded it anyway …

  • The Victorius Boogur T. Wang

    Perhaps it is just me, and I am willing to accept that, but it seems this “Speedmaster” thing has been done to death.

    • I don’t mind that. And this particular one looks quite good. Perhaps is is just me as well 🙂

    • Shinytoys

      there are a lot of different editions of this watch, but I believe it keeps a fine classic like the Speedy or Seamaster relevant….Cheers

  • SuperStrapper

    Would wear.

  • Steve

    Now, I finally see a watch back to polished on case instead of satin finished – it’s sharp and beautiful. I like it.

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  • Yxe Septantecinq

    Sinn?

    • Roman

      Sin

  • What? Yet another variation of the Speedmaster? Not my favorite Speedy. I really don’t like the saw tooth look of the intra-seconds makers. Otherwise, it’s fine.

    • Steve Loader

      I’ve always found the subdials on the previous moonwatch range to be a bit small in relation to the size of the dial.
      At least the ‘racing’ seconds reduces some of that previously open canvas (and I believe the subdials are slightly larger although that’s hard to spot) so the overall design looks better balanced IMO.

      • yeah, I like the Speedmaster Racing too. Probably my favorite Speedy from a visual standpoint. But I like the chrono hours and minutes on the same register on the newer Speedmasters. Cheers.

  • Ulysses31

    Attractive, safe design. Rinse, repeat.

  • Steve Loader

    Omega should tap into Rado’s ceramic technology and do a matching bracelet where each link includes a pair of thin ceramic pieces in exactly the same glossy orange as the hands, to form 2 thin lines running around the wrist.

  • Lawrence

    Omega is like.. Let’s keep milking the cow…

  • Salil Arora

    Wow! It’s pleasure to witness this amazing Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Through this wonderful review I have been able to know the worth of this watch.

  • IG

    An automatic Speedmaster makes me vomit.

  • TAHIR MIRZA

    That’s a goodwill article and well in depth review…historical watch with many traits and purposes for mankind and beyond continents…A protocol inspired journey thru space exploration…

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  • Sydney Dong

    Great article and great watch! Like the color combo!

  • Omar

    Late to this game, but I love the sporty look of this watch. Just perfect.

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  • rdodev

    Have they confirmed the price?