The Speedmaster ’57 gets an updated movement and slimmer proportions, while the new Moonwatch and Aqua Terras are all about color, tone and texture.
Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep collection may have been in the spotlight yesterday, but there are other new arrivals that are just as exciting, including a stripped-down Speedmaster ’57, two Moonshine Gold Moonwatches and his “n” her Aqua Terras with a playful twist color dial.
Speedmaster 1957 slimming version
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1957 Speedmaster, Omega has released an ode to its original trilogy, featuring a new movement and slimmer proportions.
Equipped with the hand-wound Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906, the updated ’57 not only has a thinner case (just 12.99mm in height), but also a finer bezel and caseback.
In addition to making the watch look more streamlined, these improvements really help to open up the dial on the front, while also giving plenty of pride to the cleverly decorated movement on the back.
In homage to the Speedmaster of 1957, the 40.5mm stainless steel case features faceted lugs.
The new Speedmaster ’57 collection includes 8 new models with 4 dials: a “sandwich” black dial with inlaid vintage Super-LumiNova luminous coating, blue PVD, green PVD and burgundy lacquered hour-markers. Each watch can be paired with a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet that matches the colour of the dial.
Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann commented: “With the new Speedmaster ’57, we are trying to honor and celebrate the essence of the Speedmaster, rather than turning it into a vintage-looking piece.”
Moonwatch Moonlight Gold
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, Omega has launched two Moonlight Gold Moonwatches, an Omega-exclusive 18K yellow gold alloy inspired by the moonlight shining in the night sky.
Whiter than traditional 18K yellow gold due to the inclusion of silver, copper and palladium, this alloy is a compelling material choice not only for the case of these Moonwatches, but also for the dial of one of the models.
In fact, one features a dark green PVD dial with a green ceramic bezel, while the other features an 18K moonlight gold “panda” dial, black sub-dial and hour markers, and a black ceramic bezel. It looks fantastic.
Powering the pair is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. Additionally, the new Speedmaster Moonwatches are available with strap options: a polished and brushed Moonshine Gold bracelet or a one-piece black rubber strap with a moon-surface texture on the back.
Gorgeous Seahorse Aqua Terra 150Ms
In terms of colour and size, there is something for everyone in the new Seamaster Aqua Terra 150ms, all featuring a beautiful sun-brushed brass dial thanks to Omega’s clever use of PVD and CDD technology.
Atlantic blue, bay green, sandstone, saffron and terracotta dials are available for the 38mm version and feature rhodium-plated hands and indexes.
Meanwhile, the 34mm model is available in navy blue, lagoon green, sandstone, shell powder or lavender dials with 18K white gold hands and indexes.
Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, whatever size you want, the polished stainless steel case comes with an integrated bracelet with redesigned round links.