The caliber that went to the Moon is finally back in the game.
This year seems really big for Omega with one important premiere following the other. Still, the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum is definitely special in its own way. Yes, some previously released stuff was also dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing, but this time it’s all about the calibre 321 – the original movement that went to space and then was sadly discontinued. Now the long-missed movement is making a comeback housed in a 42 mm case crafted from a special platinum and gold alloy. The exteriors include a black ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale in white enamel, a deep black onyx dial with the contrasting meteorite counters, and a black leather strap with a platinum buckle. According to Omega, they have used real slices of moon meteorite in tribute to the Speedmaster’s lunar history.
The reconstructed movement is a lateral clutch / column-wheel chronograph with beating at 2.5 Hz and visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback. True to its predecessor, it is wound manually. The power reserve is 44 hours. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum is not a limited edition, and hopefully the 321 is here to stay. The watch will be available this winter at the price of CHF 55,000.
Oct. 24, 2019