March 7, 2017
by David Bredan
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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