A captivating combination of today’s colors.
For 2021, Omega has revamped its ubiquitous Moonwatch with a complete overhaul that includes an upgraded movement in the form of a Master Co-Axial cal. 3861. This year, Omega followed up with the Speedmaster Moonwatch 42mm Moonshine Gold.
Omega’s proprietary pale yellow gold alloy Moonshine Gold was developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, so it’s no surprise that this alloy has made its way to the latest generation Speedmaster via cal. 3861.
Speedmaster Moonshine Gold Speedmasters are probably the most eye-catching version of the latest Moonwatch (though Canopus Gold is a close second). Both versions of the Speedmaster Moonshine Gold come in a pop color; green is hot right now, and while Omega may not score creatively, the brand is currently delivering what the market wants.
That said, the execution of the new Speedmasters is well done. The limited use of modern materials such as ceramics for the bezel inserts gives the watch a polished and traditional look, allowing it to retain the essence of its best-selling model. In short, it still looks like a Speedmaster Moonwatch, which is important.
Moonshine Gold’s distinctive yellowish hue gives the new Speedmaster a slightly retro look, although the elements are distinctly modern. At the same time, despite the abundance of gold, the color of the metal is still subtle in appearance, especially in bracelet models.
Interestingly, despite its name, Moonshine Gold is rarely used as a case material for the Speedmaster Moonwatch. Debuted at the Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary in 2019, the alloy is slightly lighter in color compared to traditional 18k yellow gold, in part due to its 14.5% silver content. Discount watch
For those who prefer uniformity of colour and material, the “Panda” dial will be the variant of choice. The dial is a solid moonlit gold disc with black hands and hour markers for the perfect contrast. This combination isn’t too harsh, as it might be a traditional black and white “panda” dial.
For those who want to be more stylish, there is the all-green model, which has a green bezel and dial. While the colors are new, the full color of the bezel and dial means it resembles a traditional moon watch.
The fashion watch is powered by cal. 3861 launched in 2019. Essentially an upgraded version of the Lemania cal. 1861 (or 1863) found in the lunar table since the late 1960s, cal. The 3861 has several technical improvements.
These include a coaxial escapement made of a diamagnetic alloy that gives it a high level of diamagnetic resistance. Like all high-end Omega movements, the cal. The 3861 is certified by the Swiss federal measuring agency METAS, making the Speedmaster a master chronometer.
A notable omission, at least aesthetically, is the rhodium finish on the movement. Unlike other limited edition Moonlight Gold Speedmaster Apollo XIs, this new pair does not feature a movement to match the case.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42 mm Moonshine Gold
Ref. 310.60.42.50.10.001 (green, bracelet)
Ref. 310.63.42.50.10.001 (green, strap)
refer to. 310.60.42.50.99.002 (gold, bracelet)
refer to. 310.62.42.50.99.001 (gold, strap)
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 13.12 mm
Material: 18k Moonlight Gold
Water resistance: 50 m
Movement: Carl. 3861
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph
Frequency: 25,200 windings/hour (3.5 Hz)
: Manual winding
Power reserve: 60 hours
Strap: Leather, rubber or matching moonlight gold bracelet