Introducing the new generation Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch...
Here at Johnsons Jewellers we are excited to reveal the new OMEGA speedmaster moonwatch 42mm CoAxial Chronometer collection.
Having been part of all six moon landings, the legendary Moonwatch timepiece has represented the brand’s pioneering spirit for generations. Taking inspiration from the 4th generation Moonwatch style, referenced as the ST 105.012 and worn by Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969, the new watch has received a number of updates for 2021.
The new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861
The new Moonwatch collection has been updated to the Co- Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 which holds a greater standard of precision and performance, which will run from 0/+5 seconds per day, with a power reserve of 50 hours. The movement is equipped with a silicon escapement, and is unaffected by the most extreme magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.
A Closer Look At The Dial
More matte than the previous model and the minute track is now split by 3 divisions in accordance with the Calibre 3861’s frequency, as opposed to 5 divisions on previous models. This way, when the chronograph seconds are stopped, the read-out is more accurate.
A Refined Bracelet
The bracelet has been refined with a fully-brushed integrated bracelet with five arched links per row. This same design was used for the recent Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition watch. A new clasp has been introduced with a polished OMEGA logo on a satin finished cover, whilst two new oval polished pushers become a feature on the new clasp.
Sapphire Crystal- vs Hesalite Glass
Once again the Moonwatch has two different distinctly different glasses with different casebacks. All Speedmasters that went to the moon, including the famous 14- second burn mission that saved the crew of Apollo 13, were models with the Hesalite crystal glass and as such is the watch preferred by the tradionalists. An embossed Seahorse medallion adorns the caseback. The hesalite option is available on either the new stainless steel or a nylon fabric strap.
The alternative is a sapphire glass option, which is a glass available in most modern watches. A sapphire crystal glass is durable,scratch resistant, and crisply transparent . Often nicknamed the Sandwich watch, the sapphire crystal option offers a transparent case back allowing the “ sandwiched” movement to be visible from the back.
The new 2021 Speedmaster Moonwatch remains one of the most iconic watches of all time and is available for pre order by calling Johnsons Jewellers on 024 7634708 or by emailing [email protected]
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OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch CoAxial 42mm Fabric Strap 31032425001001
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Coaxial 42mm Chronograph 31030425001002
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch 42mm CoAxial Strap Watch 31032425001002