If you know anything about the Omega Speedmaster, it’s probably here NASA-approved watch that accompanied Buzz Aldrin and Neal Armstrong’s first trip to the moon. Omega has come many miles from this feat, regularly releasing alternative versions of manufactured watches completely out of goldwith cute little Snoopy cartoonOr with real meteorites are incorporated into the piece. However, the brand may have upgraded itself with the latest batch of Speedmasters it announced this week..
The Speedmaster is best known as a hardened stainless steel watch – one that can withstand turbulence, changes in gravity, and high temperatures that can be dangerous for astronauts. Fortunately, most of Omega’s customers no name Jeff Bezos will not be traveling into space any time soon. This freed the brand to release two new Speedmasters under the name Moonshine Gold. KFC may have its secret blend of herbs and spices, but Omega has its proprietary metal, a blend of gold, silver, copper and palladium designed to maintain its metallic luster for longer. compared to straight 18 carat gold.
The two new Moonshine Gold watches immediately rank as some of the best looking Speedmaster watches in existence. The first one comes with a rich green dial and a bezel to match. But the real marvel of these two new ones, in my opinion, is the latter, which has a gold dial to match its gold case, black bezel, and black sub-dials. The black accents give the watch an attractive “Panda” effect and some collectors have endorsed the use of the phrase “John Player Special”, a gold and black color scheme inspired by the paint job on the pieces. 70s Lotus Formula 1 car sponsored by the tobacco manufacturer of the same name. That’s a big deal whenever Omega decides to launch new Speedmasters, but it’s even more amazing when great looking watches like this one.
Omega seems to be taking the Moonwatch in a more novel direction. The brand kicked off 2022 with a bang, launched a Speedmaster made of Canopus gold (Omega’s name for its white gold) with an $81,000 price tag attached. This was followed by two more luxurious versions of what was at its core a sports watch. After years of durable sports watches dominating the auction world and the majority of new releases, perhaps collectors are ready for something a little more precious.
However, the new Speedmasters aren’t the only new watches Omega has on the market in 2022.
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