The wait is finally over! The legendary 321 caliber back to the fore for the 50 anniversary of the moon landing. Earlier this year, OMEGA had announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Caliber 321. On July 21, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of theApollo 11, the brand presented the first new one Speedmaster Moonwatch which will host the new 321 movement.

Noted for the beauty and intricacy of its design, the original Caliber 321 was the first ever movement used in a OMEGA Speedmaster in the far 1957.

Its fame has grown further because it has been used in numerous models brought into space, including the Speedmaster ST 105.003, the model tested and qualified by NASA and worn by the astronaut Ed White during the first American spacewalk and, lo Speedmaster ST 105.012, the first watch worn on the moon on 21 July 1969. Following careful research and reconstructions in a dedicated and specialized laboratory, the Caliber 321 takes shape, reborn with the original specifications.

The expertly reconstructed movement can be admired through the new sapphire crystal caseback Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum. As the name suggests, this chronograph features a 42mm polished and brushed case made of a special platinum and gold alloy (Pt950Au20). The design of the case is inspired by the asymmetric one of the Speedmaster fourth generation with braided handles (ST 105.012) and is presented with a black leather strap and platinum buckle. This stunning watch features a black ceramic bezel with the famous tachymeter scale Speedmaster in white enamel.

To evoke the theme of the moon landing, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum features a superb black polished onyx dial, on which 18k white gold hands and applied indexes stand out, all filled with Super-LumiNova. The meteorite was used to decorate the three secondary counters and, to be perfectly consistent with the theme, Omega used real lunar meteorite flakes, thus creating a close link with the Caliber 321, which powered every Speedmaster worn on the moon.

Regarding availability, Omega does not mention this watch as a limited numbered edition. However, when the new caliber 321 was reintroduced, the brand declared that no more than 2.000 movements would be made per year. Finally, no indication of the price has yet been provided, which therefore remains to be confirmed.