Less than a month after we covered the latest Swatch MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold watch edition, the playfully offbeat Strawberry Moon here, Swatch is ready with a new one. This latest debut is the Swatch MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold Swiss National Day watch, sporting the Swiss national lantern pattern over its Moonshine Gold-coated central seconds hand. With this new release, Swatch “commemorates August 1st, the Swiss National Day, also paying homage to the Swiss Made heritage of the Omega and Swatch brands.”
The strange note on how and especially when the Moonshine gold hands were made returns once again as Swatch claims: “This series of seconds hands has been produced exclusively during the full moon of July, as stated in the certificate that comes with this watch.” In our previous coverage we approached this by saying “As was the case in March with the previous Moonshine gold handed watch where Swatch claimed to have made the hand over a single night, it is difficult not to find this statement confusing. Either Swatch has truly only spent a few hours making these hands, hence arbitrarily limiting the supply on a collection that had already frustrated fans with limited availability, or it is just a whimsical statement which arguably adds very little to the overall enjoyment and appreciation of the product.” There really is nothing new to add here.
Another whimsical detail on this as well as on other Swatch MoonSwatch models is the “©SWATCH AG 2021” in black over black at 6 o’clock. Not only is this particular reference a fresh debut which is rather odd to sport the “2021” date on its face (even if, arguably, it is a dial that’s been used in the launch collection), but the MoonSwatch collection had itself not existed in 2021. We covered the debut, the queues, and reviewed the product itself in our full review here.
All else remains unchanged, the case is still the 42mm-wide, 13.25mm-thick gray BioCeramic as on the previous MoonShine gold editions and the MoonSwatch Mission To The Moon on which they are based. The movement is, of course, a quartz caliber (you can change the battery). The price for the Swatch MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold Swiss National Day watch will likely remain unchanged at $300 USD. You can learn more at the brand’s website.