Could there have been a better #SpeedyTuesday? A few months after the introduction of the Caliber 321 on OMEGA Speedmaster 321 Platinum, OMEGA introduces a new Speedmaster powered by the iconic caliber 321, the OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH 321 “Ed White” Steel.
The new Moonwatch is there reissue of the Speedmaster ST 105.003, legendary watch worn in 1965 during the Gemini IV mission by the astronaut Edward White, as well as the first American to walk in space. The new OMEGA watch is inspired by this famous model.
The design of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Steel “Ed White” is distinguished by its straight lugs, more rounded in the more 'common' Speedmasters and for the non-integrated crown.
The steel case from 39,70 mm, presents a polished black ceramic bezel ring [ZrO2] with tachymeter scale in white enamel. The classic Moonwatch hands, the small seconds sub-dial, the 30-minute and 12-hour counters and the central chronograph hand stand out on the black “step” dial.
Numerous references to the glorious history of this model, including i vintage OMEGA logos, the iconic Dot Over Ninety ("Dot above ninety") much loved by collectors and the rounded glass - even if in sapphire and not in esalite. The length of the indexes also makes this dial unique. which extend to the flange and improve its readability.
The original caliber 321 was the first movement used in the OMEGA Speedmaster in 1957. In addition to powering Ed White's Spacewalk Speedmaster, this famous movement also powered the Speedmaster ST 105.012, better known as the first watch worn on the moon.
After an in-depth research and reconstruction work in a dedicated laboratory, caliber 321 has been recreated to its original specifications. Compared to the first caliber 321, the power reserve has increased from 44 to 55 hours, while the platen and bridges have been plated with Sedna gold. The new calibers 321 are produced in a dedicated department in Bienne, assembled and adjusted by hand by a single watchmaker.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 "Ed White" is equipped with the very comfortable steel bracelet, which we have already had the opportunity to appreciate in the Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th anniversary .
Reference 3126.96.36.199.01.001, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Steel will not be a limited edition. The sale price is € 13.400.
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- Distance between the loops: 19mm
- Bracelet / Strap: Steel
- Cash desk: Steel
- Diameter: 39,7mm
- Dial color: Black
- Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with internal anti-reflective treatment
- Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters / 167 feet)