What makes a watch distinct and unconventional? Is it the meticulous design of the exterior or the carefully crafted mechanism inside the watch? How can a timepiece be considered exceptional or be set apart from a mediocre watch?Truly, it is also about the milestones and history of the timepiece itself. Omega Speedmaster has not only excelled in its exterior design and interior mechanism but has also served a purpose in contributing to the development of the world. It would be an honor to own a masterpiece that served a purpose, would you agree? On July 20th, 1969 the first Omega watch that landed on the moon was worn by Neil Armstrong as well as by Buzz Aldrin during their Apollo XI mission. Thus the Speedmaster watch came out with the ref. ST105.012, being regarded as the first among the “Omega Moonwatch” collection.The OMEGA Speedmaster is one of Omega’s most remarkable timepieces. This collection has represented the brand’s adventurous pioneering spirit and has been a part of all six lunar missions. What more can you say about a timepiece that has landed on the moon and traveled in space?
Dark Side of the Moon Co- 44.25 mm
An all-black watch has always had a classic appeal that matches every get-up and is a perfect statement piece. This “Sedna Black” is mounted on a black leather strap with a brushed ceramic foldover clasp.Besides the classic exterior of this watch, the more fascinating part is the story behind it. The Apollo 8 accomplishments and adventures inspired the all-black, ceramic Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, but it is the fascination of the Earth’s nightlight presence that has urged the creation of the “Dark Side” Speedmaster collection pieces.The exterior of this timepiece has a completely brushed black ceramic case with an 18K Sedna™ gold bezel ring that is a complete match with the 18 Sedna™ gold applied indexes and hands. Taking note that laser ablation has been used to mark on the matt grey dial.
Automatic Silver Dial Yellow Gold Men’s Watch- 38 mm
In my opinion Reference, 3188.8.131.52.02.001 is an absolute stunner. The green leather strap with a Seahorse medallion on the case back and the inner section of the bezel that features a tachymeter scale on a green aluminum ring while the outside is ringed with diamonds is a total eye-catcher. In addition to it, the key feature of this piece is the stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case with a dual bezel design. The carefully handcrafted Speedmaster 38 mm collection is simple in size, and color, but still managed to retain its look. Not to mention the heritage of OMEGA’s most famous chronograph.
Automatic Silver Dial Steel Men’s Watch – 41.5 mm
Every man needs a steel watch that would let them wear luxury every day. You wore them to work while the gold collection was reserved for parties and events. One of the first chronograph in the brand’s family of in-house Co-Axial mechanical movements, this model features a silvery dial with a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and a 12-hour and 60-minute. Added to this is a chronograph recorder on the sub-dial at 3 o’clock. A date window is placed on the 6 o’clock position and central chronograph seconds. Sapphire crystal enclosed the bold dial while mounted on a stainless steel case is the brushed bezel with a tachymeter scale.You can never go wrong with the classics and a staple watch.
Automatic Black Dial Steel Men’s Watch – 41.5 mm
Part of the iconic timepiece collection to own is the Speedmaster ’57 3184.108.40.206.01.002 it is a handsome timepiece presented on a brown leather strap. The key features of this watch are the black dial with beige transferred dial indications and the hour makers partially filled with Super- LumiNova that emits a green light.Its stainless steel case is 41.5 mm in diameter, and the self-winding chronograph movement encompasses a column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial mechanical movement. with a power reserve of 60 hours and 1000 meters/ 330 feet water- resistance for additional features.Personally, this piece gives me the vibe of the corporate industry that perfectly matches with the leather suitcase and shoes then sips a cup of coffee in the office corner.
Automatic Brown Dial Gold Men’s Watch – 41.5 mm
The “cappuccino” leather strap that matches the dial and horizontal brown oval subdials gave the timepiece a personality. This captures a moment of the late sixties just like those vintage watches that have aged. This model is another color variation of the second watch that has been mentioned earlier from the OMEGA Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial Chronograph catalog. The diamond-paved around the bezel is the highlight of the series that I saved one spot on my list from the same collection.
The craftsmanship in watchmaking is an art and it is the reason behind the avid following of its wearers. Watches come in different functionalities, mechanisms, materials, and designs. Investing in a timepiece would make you feel connected, reciprocating the value and premium that you paid for. Two factors that any investor would consider are the worth and the appreciation of the timepiece in the long haul. And in place of any Speedmaster, these are ticked boxes on any investor’s checklist.These are only some of the pieces from the Speedmaster collection. Should you want to discover more, feel free to visit thewatchcompany.com!