Omega Speedmaster ‘Speedy Tuesday’ Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster ‘Speedy Tuesday’ Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Omega likes its collectors, especially vocal ones. I'm proud to help announce the limited-edition Omega Speedmaster "Speedy Tuesday" Limited Edition watch produced in honor of my colleague and long time friend Robert-Jan Broer who founded Fratello Watches. He started  his site a little bit before aBlogtoWatch and in 2012 randomly created the term "Speedy Tuesday" to refer to an Omega Speedmaster on his wrist that he posted on social media on, you guessed it, a Tuesday. Since then, #SpeedyTuesday became a routine for him, and on Tuesdays on his blog he would cover interesting Omega Speedmasters, of which there are many.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

There are a few interesting things about this watch including how it is being sold. Rather than sold in stores, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday can be pre-ordered directly on Omega's own website. In a sense, it is a test, but a fun one. Robert-Jan (RJ) is not making money from this, but rather gets one of these watches, and also gets to claim that he helped bring back one of his favorite rare Omega Speedmaster Professional watches which is the Omega "Speedmaster Alaska III" from 1978. The watch not only has a very desirable "reverse panda dial," (black dial with white sub-dials), but also the rare "radial" numerals in the sub-dials. Omega Speedmaster fans have been asking for a modern black and white dial model of the Speedmaster Professional, and here it is.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases
Image via: Fratello Watches

For the most part, the watch is the standard Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch which comes in a 42mm-wide steel case with a Hesalite crystal and an aluminum bezel insert. Another unique element in the design is the all-brushed case, versus the combination brushed and polished case. Inside the watch is the classic manually wound mechanical Omega caliber 1861 chronograph movement. One of the coolest features is the luminant, which is artfully grand and sure to impress anyone who likes to see their watch dial looking bright in the dark.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Special engravings on the rear of the watch as well as the two-tone black and white NATO-style strap (the watch comes with two straps) make it clear that this is a #SpeedyTuesday limited edition as well a tribute to the Speedmaster Alaska III. No doubt RJ's contribution to the project ensure that it was, as he said, "by watch fans, for watch fans." This is an uncommon thing for a large brand like Omega to do, but many have seen it coming as Omega has graciously hosted a variety of Speedmaster watch lover meet-up events over the last few years.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

In addition to the black and white striped NATO-style Omega strap, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday will come with a brown leather strap. Interestingly enough, it will not come with the standard steel metal Speedmaster bracelet. I think this is because so often collectors who wear vintage Speedmaster watches put them on a variety of third-party straps rather than on a steel metal bracelet.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

I recall a chat with RJ several years ago when we talked about how the majority of his collecting interest was going in the direction of Omega Speedmaster watches. Prior to that, he was a rather dedicated Rolex man. I feel pretty confident in saying that he is probably very honored and quite flattered that his years of dedicated Speedy Tuesday coverage paid off in the ability to help Omega design a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster in his honor. You can see images of RJ's own Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition watch on Fratello here.

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Omega Speedmaster 'Speedy Tuesday' Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Once again, this is the first Omega watch to be sold exclusively online via Omega for a price of $6,500, and is limited to 2,012 pieces, in honor of the year when #SpeedyTuesday was started. Collectors who order can even choose their number. You can learn more about the reference 311.32.42.30.01.001 Omega Speedmaster "Speedy Tuesday" Limited Edition watch and order one here via Omega.com

  • BrJean

    Cool retro-styled watch!

  • radikaz

    if it is sized below 40mm, i w/take it w/o a wink

  • jj eight

    Beautiful watch and super fun initiative
    Alternative sales for watch lovers
    Limited storytelling and true interest
    Bravo.

    If only I had the finance for it …

  • Classic, timeless, understated – how could you not love this?

    • egznyc

      I’m not sure if you’re being facetious or serious. I agree it’s classic and timeless but not entirely understated – with the subdials’ lume – though I’m more than okay with this.

      • Completely serious – if this was priced closer to actual Speedmaster market value, I’d pull the trigger in a heartbeat. The subdial lume might be more of a contemporary touch, but it’s not obnoxious or out of place.

  • BNABOD

    Love it but damn 6gs that is a lot for a 861

  • SuperStrapper

    Weird(?) But interesting. I do like the dial markings. They are a little busy, but we’ll thought out.

    For me the deal is killed by the mastic crystal and aluminum bezel. Poor decisions both. The watch wouldn’t look any different, and would simply wear better for a long tim with saphrie crystal and a ceramic bezel. Why didn’t they make the case out of tin? Think of the awesome scratches and patina you’d have after just a few hours!

    • Michael

      There’s just no comparison between a hesalite Speedy and a sapphire one. I’ve got both. The hesalite one looks 10x better.

      This was the absolute right call. All their past LE’s being sapphire is what always kept me away from them.

    • anonymouse

      Speedmasters don’t look right with a sapphire crystal. They look like kids toys. Hesalite all the way.

      • SuperStrapper

        In your opinion of course. I have demo’d many versions of the speedy, and the one I came closest to buying was the sapphire sandwich, because it was the best looking one by far.

        To each his own.

        • egznyc

          I agree the scratches would get a little annoying with hesalite. Not at all sure which would look better but I understand this material can be buffed if needed.

          • SuperStrapper

            Now there’s a value proposition for you: It’s not just a watch, it’s also a part-time job!

          • egznyc

            Hey, that’s actually pretty funny. (Really!) I just don’t mind engaging in some of the imaginative play that TrevorXM describes in his excellent comment above (we must all hold on to at least some of our illusions). 😉

    • TrevorXM

      The crystal is plastic and the bezel aluminium because all these people who are going to buy this watch aren’t going to wear it very much and it helps them imagine that they’re 1960’s spacemen. This Speedmaster will be one of a dozen or six dozen watches the buyers own already. There’s no logic or sense to it as a regular wear watch. I’ve owned vintage watches with a plastic crystal — they suck. Any time I even touched my watch on something I looked it over and sure enough there was another mark or scuff or scratch on that acrylic that would annoy me every time I checked the time until I took up some poly-stuff and buffed it out. And they added up fast and regularly when wearing a watch regularly. There’d be no buffing out aluminium bezel scratches. I guess that’s where imagining you’re a 1960’s spaceman would help and you could pretend that you scuffed the bezel on a space capsule hatch or something instead of your refrigerator door handle or the clothes dryer door.

  • ??????

    I usually like panda dials, but in this one “eyes and mouth” are placed too close to each other. You know, all that negative space designer stuff – it feels not enough here. But I do appreciate the effort and 6.5k seems ouch.. okay for today’s Omega..

    • harveyspecter

      well nice wishlist but the watch is sold out 🙂

      • ??????

        I don’t care 🙂

        • harveyspecter

          neither does Omega 😉

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          YOU CAN’T OWN ONE JUST LIKE YOU CAN’T OWN A CERAMIC DAYTONA! HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

          • ??????

            Oh, sh*… Now I cannot participate in mass love act with Daytona and Speedmaster

          • BiLL

            Circle jerk away from me not toward me. Away from me, not toward me.

  • Greg Dutton

    The web page is down – either the traffic is too high or they’ve sold out. The Omega site is fine, it’s just the page for this watch that’s not working.

  • BiLL

    Love that lume!

    • Berndt Norten

      Baby I’m a want lume…

      • BiLL

        It was black as the night.
        My speedy was brighter than bright.
        Danger, danger, when you pay full retail.
        Yours truly fell in debt overnight.

        Lumie, Lumie, Lumie, Lumie
        Lumie, Lumie, Lumie, Lu-my
        Lumie, Lumie, Lumie, Lumie-ee-ee
        Lumie, Lumie, I wanna cry

        • Berndt Norten

          you’ve got me! hint? I don’t want to resort to Google. Never have before.

          • BiLL

            It’s the theme song to a funny redhead’s TV show.

          • Berndt Norten

            Got ya, tack.

          • BiLL

            …not Lucille Ball, just in case that’s who you were thinking. 🙂

          • Berndt Norten

            Then who?! Rhoda? That chick from Taxi who was hot?

          • BiLL

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAgoCe36DAY
            I hope that comes up. I have trouble with video on disqus.

  • egznyc

    This is fantastic! If I had the watch budget for this, I’d jump on it in a heartbeat. Then again, that might be too late, as I’m sure there are enough collectors who’ve already jumped ….

    What an awesome dial, and that lume!

  • Website says all numbers have been allocated. That’s got to be a record for selling 2,012 watches. Maybe Omega sees a future in internet watch sales. 🙂

    • Babs Anthony

      How much do you want to bet that “Internet watch dealers” snapped them all up.

      • Well, Omega still sold them

      • Might very well be. I can see the listing now: “Rare Omega Speedmaster ‘Speedy Tuesday’ only $12,999.00. LNIB”

  • Lawrence

    I like the Panda dial but not the NATO

  • Shinytoys

    It’s interesting to me how subtle changes can make an old tried and true favorite pop and shine…

  • TrevorXM

    Best looking Speedmaster. Too bad about the crappy plastic scratch magnet crystal and fragile aluminium bezel. Hate ugly NATOs and the trendy big side stitch at the lugs leather band.

    • Yep – I was digging the watch until I read, ” Hesalite crystal and an aluminum bezel insert”. What a buzz kill.

      • TrevorXM

        It is for those of us who actually wear our watches in real life and bang them around a bit. Kills my buzz — I flash back to the times I have marred a vintage watch with a plastic “crystal” and it pissed me off every moment I read the time until I buffed it out. I can only imagine how annoying a bezel with a crappy aluminium insert would be if I scuffed that and couldn’t do anything about it. I like my watches AS MADE BY THE DESIGNERS. Frankly, saying that, I don’t mind an odd scuff or small scratch on the case if it were ME who did it. I can live with that for a long time. Sort of like cars. I am pissed off as hell when some idiot scuffs my new paint job in a parking lot. However, I have no problem whatsoever with the patina that gradually develops from natural wear in the interior.

        • ??????

          I had a diver with aluminum bezel – sh*.. what a pain! This thing isn’t meant for daily wear since it gets deep scratches which cannot be polished or anything. Anyway, it is so soft that I got some marks as deep as almost the entire bezel..

  • Aditya

    I don’t understand why Omega don’t put their efforts into updating and modernising the Speedmaster. I like speedys as much as the next guy but it really does need an update of sorts. The number of limited editions being launched is just ridiculous. It just detracts from the lineup, doesn’t add to it at all.
    I understand hesalite to avoid the milky ring, but why not throw on a sapphire case back to allow collectors (and really, only collectors are going to buy this) a view of that beautiful movement? I used to have a lot of respect for Omega, but it seems that they are trying to go the fashion brand way with enough movement excitement for WIS like us. At this rate, I think my AT Annual Calendar is going to be my first and last Omega. I’d much rather continue saving up for the Rolex Daytona than get side tracked by this nonsense. And I really wanted a Speedy too.

    • TrevorXM

      It’s one of those weird things that Omega does. You can buy a modernized Speedmaster with sapphire caseback — but it doesn’t have the classic three subdial design we see here, but rather the two dial and date of the 9300 model and is over 44mm!

      Meanwhile not long ago on here we saw a review of the Seamaster Diver Professional 300m which was also missing the mark as a Submariner competitor. Instead they offer the gigantic, ugly Planet Ocean. When the whole time they should be offering a date version of the lovely Seamaster 300 minus the fake patina lume (and a just slightly more contemporary dial design) as their Submariner competitor.

      It’s weird how Rolex seems to really get the elements all right for a perfect “if I only had one watch” and Omega appears to be resisting getting all the elements right for a “if I only had one watch”. Even though they could easily do so.

      • Aditya

        I agree. I used to admire Omega watches quite a bit but now with increasing service costs, thicker and larger watches and a distinct move into “fashion like” watches I think I’m done. I don’t understand their philosophy and honestly I don’t care to. Infact Omega has taught me to respect Rolex. Go figure….

      • ??????

        Swatch Group drives Omega in that direction. But funny that some time ago SG decided to make a direct Rolex competitor from Omega and this logic somehow differs from what they do. All this bunch of flashy huge 47 x 18 mm bricks makes you wonder why..

    • harveyspecter

      This *was* an “update of some sorts” 🙂 it came in the form of a limited edition but it is an update of a previous design. For the sapphire case back etc. omega has other speedmaster models.

      • Aditya

        Yes but frankly the watch looks aged. The classic speedy desperate needs a makeover

        • harveyspecter

          Omega has two main speedmaster lines: modern (co-axial movement, e.g. dark side of the moon etc.) and the classic line. The classic line is meant to look aged. That is the whole point – to be part of an historical watch as close to the original. Hence it doesn’t have a sapphire crystal etc. to be faithful to the original. Of course some changes might happen but I doubt that the majority of fans are looking for a major makeover of a classic. To each his own of course but you are missing the point here. It looks aged for a reason.

          • Aditya

            I understand the ethos of the speedmaster very well, I am and have been a fan for a long time. However this isn’t like buying a modern day E type or a Mustang of the 60’s. The watch doesn’t need Sapphire crystal, hesalite works very well without that annoying milky ring. It does need an option of both hesalite sandwich as well as steel case back. It needs an evolution of the case, font and bracelet to take it forward into the 21st century. I hate to say it, but if Rolex, Grand Seiko and pretty much every haute horology manufacturer can do it, then a company that people respected and admired for its subtlety, low cost of ownership, reliability and classical design that was always true to the age it was sold in can as well. Oh and the X side of the moon is not something that someone can wear all day every day for decades. Isn’t that what the speedmaster was? Or did I miss something?

          • harveyspecter

            okay you don’t like but I have found it more interesting than the new Rolex Daytona. I won’t comment on the subjective design issue like the bezel I think that this is the first time that a major watch companies pays homage to an online trend/community of #speedytuesday. It is also the first time where you can get the watch without any special relationship with the boutique/dealer etc. To me this is the future. Let the consumer decide.

            It sold out in around 2 hours so something tells me that the design (that I love) was understood but that target market (historically inspired new watches). I think that with this faster way to reach the market a watch company could be free to try/experiment and find the right product for different segments of the market.

          • Aditya

            The watch selling out in two hours really is no indication of the market. All it means is that there are 2012 people on the planet who like the blog watch and are prepared to pay for it. A reverse panda is something safe and a quick way for them to release a limited edition. If Omega, or any other company watch company needs (not wants but rather needs) this kind of sales avenue to understand their markets, then strategically they are a lost cause already.
            I have nothing against Omega or new renditions of historic watches. I think that much I have made abundantly clear. However, I do tend to question Omegas clarity of thought with sheer nonsensical and commercial stunts such as these where one of their most iconic watches are concerned, #speedytuesday notwithstanding. Whats next #ConstellationWednesday ?
            After reading the CEO’s latest statements, it seems that Omega is slowly but surely losing their marbles.

          • harveyspecter

            I think the opposite is true. If you have nothing against Omega re renditions of historic watches I don’t see why you dislike this one of the fact that Omega is making a lot of people happy with such a cool watch. Do they do it for free ? No but who does. What is exactly sheer nonsensical in honouring the hard work of a blog that devoted years and hundreds of article to the speedmaster? and what is the stunt in providing a watch that the market wants ?

            Sold out in 4 hours *is*an indication of the market. May be not your market but that is a different story.

          • Timestandsstill

            I think a lot of people who are not familiar with the Fratello Watches blog are not aware of what an institution SpeedyTuesday has become. Very similar in some respects what Paneristi.com is to Panerai.

            a lot of love and a lot of work has gone into the many articles about the speedy and it’s history….I see nothing wrong with a Omega honoring that with this Limited addition

          • harveyspecter

            so true. I think that there is a lack of awareness and I also see a trend about a lot of people complaining at any re-issue of the speedmaster. I don’t really see why.

          • Aditya

            Because it detracts from the value and cheapens the moon watch in general. At the end of the day it is merely a marketing gimmick. Some limited editions are much more than that, either due to movements or for milestones they represent. If they were indeed so touched by the blog, which I think is an incredible resource, they should have gifted the progenitor of #speedytuesday a special moonwatch and left it at that. I know exactly which one I’ll be getting and it is not one that holds with their modern marketing philosophy. Clearly you have your views and I have mine.

          • anonymouse

            What I don’t get is why you get a milky ring on a speedy, I’ve not had that issue on any other watch with a sapphire crystal

          • Aditya

            I’m not entirely sure. It has something to do with the case and how the crystal sits on it I suspect.

    • ??????

      I think that a solid caseback is more true to the roots of a tool watch (it once was). And the movement is okay looking, but I don’t find its finish in a base state to be so special. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f462c7e0a9900d76899ca3f9284de8ce820868a582fb28962798c47f62b45af.jpg

      • Aditya

        Yes it is. But Hesalite sandwich I’d nice to have as well. The movement has a very nice look, but yes they’d need to do away with the base level of finishing for it to work in sandwich for .

  • harveyspecter

    Amazing watch and great collaboration at a honest price. Glad to have reserved mine!!

  • Chaz

    An Omega Speedmaster special edition!

    I’m shocked…SHOCKED, I tell you!!!!

    • Ross Diljohn

      I sense some sarcasm here. I wonder why?

  • DanW94

    Kudos to Fratellowatches for bringing this to light. It’s a handsome edition with the radial sub-dials and reverse panda design. Good choice keeping it true to form with the Hesalite.

  • otaking241

    Was kind of psyched to reserve on of these but *poof* all gone. As someone noted below, seems likely that these were snapped up by online “dealers” and other speculators. So is this a “win” for the online reservation program? Will we have to wait and see how many reservations result in an actual purchase?

  • Garrett Hu

    5400 Euro is $5700 USD. Why the $800 premium?

    • harveyspecter

      do well in which terms? you buy a watch to wear it. Who cares if the “market” says that a particular watch didn’t do well. Marketing is part of the industry and in this case it was just via Instagram. I don’t think that omega should give up on producing moon watches because there is only “one moon watch”. this would probably hype the used market prices that doesn’t do any good either (see what happens to pure vintage daytonas in terms of pricing. There I would call the outrage not here..).

      • Garrett Hu

        Companies will and should whatever products people will buy. Continue milking it so companies can have the money to produce products real collectors want.lol

        • harveyspecter

          well I am not sure on your definition of real or not real collector. I really liked the watch and I like to think of myself as a watch lover which owns several to wear. I don’t collect, I buy and wear them 🙂 I don’t feel milked at all. It was the first time that there is an opportunity to buy a very nice piece directly without any special scheme or privileges. Very democratic.

  • Ruslan Matveyev

    What a beauty. However, will this go the way of the snoopy (up like crazy) or the way of most LEs (who knows). My guess is the former, but interested in what others think.

    • Garrett Hu

      I don’t think so, why would I want a watch called Speedy Tuesday which is one guys random marketing idea? It’s a tribute to another watch but it’s branded Speedy Tuesday. I’ll start Speedy Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saruday and Sunday….one of these will stick and I’ll get a free watch! Lol

      • Ruslan Matveyev

        I hear your point, but respectfully disagree. You could make the same claim about snoopy and put another cartoon character on the watch. Watches go the way of demand, and this thing sold out in under 2 hours.

        • Garrett Hu

          I don’t disagree as its apparent it’s sold out. I’m just not the majority when it comes to buying watches. The Snoopy award was given by NASA as an official award and holds a much higher significance over one guys “Speedy Tuesday” I can never bring my self to buy any other version of the Speedy, guess I am a purist when it comes to the Speedy.

          • Ross Diljohn

            Exactly. The Apollo 10 Command module was Charlie Brown and the Lunar Module was Snoopy.

      • harveyspecter

        and when you start speedy X will you also write over 280 useful articles, week after week about speedsters? Will you get it tagged 40K+ times on Instagram ? If you are in Instagram you know that #speedytuesday became very much part of the week so you miss the point.

    • commentator bob

      It is the first ever reverse panda Speedmaster, so it should do ok.

      On the other hand the Speedmaster Professional Gemini IV First Space Walk 40th Anniversary from 2005, which is a even more attractive blue with white subdials, doesn’t seem to be selling that high.

      • Ruslan Matveyev

        What’s the secret in the snoopy?

    • harveyspecter

      it probably will but I think that finally this watch went mostly to #speedytuesday fans as it was announced initially only on Instagram. So no more games with dealers re-selling for x2 the prices etc. like the snoopy. This to me is the future. Bravo omega. I reserved mine and I don’t care about appreciation as I don’t plan to sell it.

  • hoodoo1966

    I think the “speedy tuesday” inscription is ridiculous.

    • OmniWrench

      “What does the ‘speedy tuesday’ on the back of your watch mean Grandpa?”

      “Well, back in the 2010’s we had these things called websites, and we’d post pictures on them of our watches you see, and someone came up with the idea of tags, which were like… uh.. well… it means the watch is special! Now, who wants ice cream…”

      • spiceballs

        ice cream – don’t you mean frozen yogurt 🙂

        • Sheez Gagoo

          …does it contain gluten?

  • I’m really not sure if you can call a watch that comes in about 7000 different configurations (colors, hands, subs, bezels, crystals…) and “special editions” a “collectible”.

  • Grumpy Cat

    Does nothing for me even though it is a limited edition. Speedmasters all look the same to me.

    • BiLL

      …that’s racist

      Check your watch privilege.

      • Grumpy Cat

        You are confusing me with DJT.

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          I AM ABOUT TO REVOKE YOUR PRIVILEGE ON EVERY WATCH BLOG ON THE INTERNET. GET SERIOUSLY GRUMPY, GRUMPY CAT!

          • Grumpy Cat

            Good to see you are alive and well and back from your hospitalization for STDs. How is that for Grumpy?

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  • Julius Swerving

    Very, very cool, but $6,500 with no bracelet? Are you kidding me?

    • Ross Diljohn

      It’s the aluminum bezel insert. Very expensive stuff.

  • awildermode

    I like the lume…heck, I like all things that glow-in-the-dark.

  • Ross Diljohn

    Where is the value in this I wonder? Swatch strikes again.

    • Garrett Hu

      I don’t see a $6500 value here but hey what do I know about value. 2012 people can drop $6500 without thinking about it…and we complain about prices being to high. I don’t know what people are talking about….The economy is great here…

  • Man, does _everything_ have to be lumed these days? At least they left the bezel alone.

  • spiceballs

    Nice watch but a little costly for a wind-up, no bracelet, no date, hesalite and alloy bezel. Gotta love the nose at “12”, and the lume 🙂

    • Garrett Hu

      Guess that’s why they call things “semi-exclusive” only a limited number of people will buy

  • WINKS

    Zenith for Hodinkee, Omega for Fratello… Do I sense marketing desperation or is it the way of the future? When is Tissot/Breitling/Hublot for ABTW coming out?

    • Garrett Hu

      Watch companies are running out of ideas

    • BiLL

      Protos for ABTW

    • ??????

      Any kind of advertising is relevant today. Swatch Group pumps Omega with so much marketing that I’m not surprised. Hublot is another brand which can be expected to do so.

    • Chaz

      BREMONT for ABTW

      or…

      SPONSORED POST x ABTW

    • Ariel Adams

      We’ve been approached enough times to do a collaboration watch/product from brands both large and small. It’s not a matter of “can we do it,” it is a matter of how to do it, if at all. RJ at Fratello didn’t do it as a commercial venture, which was smart because he is not in the business of selling, but rather information. He did it as passion project to help make a product he wanted to exist. It made sense for him and Omega, and was a unique situation.

      If we wanted to turn aBlogtoWatch into a store, we could. That is not however a direction I feel is wise for our long-term health, relationship with the audience, as well as where my own personal interest is in running aBlogtoWatch. If I was to be involved with something related to sales, I promise you it would be off of aBlogtoWatch.com If I was involved with the creation of a watch or other product, it would be because that product is something I wanted to exist for myself, and feel fortunate that other people share in my taste. I strongly believe in a separation of product design and product reporting and evaluation. It isn’t that the same people or company should not be able to do both, but the two things must remain separate in order to ensure that the community understand the nature of those products and the motivations of all parties involved.

    • Roman
  • Garrett Hu

    Also I sense this a trend where manufactures are going to start selling more and more special editions or limited releases directly to consumer cutting out the AD. I mean AD margin is about 50% so Omega just made a cool $3250 extra per watch on top of their regular margin. That’s 6.5 million dollars they took away from the Dealers, that can’t bold well unless they are thinking of dropping all ADs and going to single brand boutiques. But I can see the desperation and it’s tempting to be able to bring in 13 million in revenue in a couple days.

    • Word Merchant

      See: Hublot.

  • Garrett Hu

    Actually in a couple hours judging on how fast these sold out. That’s definately much more effective than going through ADs

  • ??????

    Every Omega seems to be a special edition of some sort.

  • The Victorius Boogur T. Wang

    Nice watch.
    That lume shot is rather eerie.

  • Dinkee, H. O.

    SO WHAT NOW, BROWN COW?

    Hodinkee has had our Zenith moment.

    Fratello has its Omega moment.

    And here you are, the dwarf of the watch blogs. What will be your moment?

    EH, WOT?

    • Dinkee, H. O.

      CORRECTION — Hodinkee had another horology co-operator moment, too. Can anybody name what that was???

      Hmmm?

      • BiLL

        MB&F?

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          YES!

      • Maybe Archie’s lady boy can help you with that.

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          Maybe you might create A Blog To Watch special edition?

      • anonymouse

        Nomos

        • Dinkee, H. O.

          Indeed-a-mundo!

          • anonymouse

            They also did a collab with MB&F

    • Word Merchant

      Janis Trading are always on the lookout for more exposure.

      • Dinkee, H. O.

        An excellent idea.

    • commentator bob

      “Hodinkee has had our Zenith moment.”

      And it cost Zenith’s CEO his job.

  • Ulysses31

    Ooh, another Speedy variant – just what the world needed. I have to say, this is a little more interesting than most. That lume is weird, and the typeface used for the subdials is more modern somehow, cleaner-looking. Sometimes I wish they would just stop harking back to the original and recreate this watch for the modern era – something that is unmistakably a Speedy but also not stuck in the past.

  • David Wallace

    tried to order one yesterday – all gone

  • arequo

    To anyone who is interested: Omega have started a waiting list for the watch. I guess that, if someone doesn’t collect their speedmaster once its available in the summer it goes to the next one on the waiting list.

    Many people here have called the watch “sold out”. I don’t think this is correct because nobody has paid anything yet. All the available pieces have simply been reserved. Who knows if people who have reserved one now will actually buy them 6 months later.

  • Pete LeCren

    Love this. Was fortunate enough to get my name down on the day! Always wanted a speedy pro but never pulled the trigger until now.