We predicted this would happen when Omega announced that they had successfully recreated the Omega Calibre 321 movement earlier this year. Yes, you’ve guessed it, they have put this movement within a brand new Speedmaster making it the ultimate ‘Moonwatch’ so to speak.
For the uninitiated, the Calibre 321 was the very first movement to be used in the Omega Speedmaster when it was created in 1957. This movement persevered throughout the next few iterations of the watch and more famously it was used in the Ref. ST 105.003 which was officially tested and certified by NASA and the Ref. ST 105.012, the very first watch on the moon.
With this year being the anniversary of the moon landing, it was only fair that they debuted the second coming of this movement in a new ‘Moonwatch’ with this very special Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum.
As you could already probably guess from the name, this new Speedmaster comes clad in a 42mm case made in a special alloy of platinum and gold (Pt950Au20). And of course, the case design was inspired by the actual ‘Moonwatch’ of 1969. The dial on this watch is a magnificent onyx stone dial with 18K white gold indexes and hands (except for the central chronograph seconds hand). As an additional nod to its title, the three subdials you see on the watch are actual slices of moon Meteorite.