It is the first time that omega offered a new timepiece for sale exclusively online this week to “enlarge the reach beyond its global network of boutiques”. as a result, the watch sold out in a matter of hours.
on online community of speedytuesday fans has been steadily rising around the world with speedmaster pictures for half a decade, and comments being shared every week. “in tribute to these chronograph devotees, omega is confident to introduce the new model which blends some of the speedmaster’s most well-known design features,” the brand statement said.
the design is inspired by omega’s speedmaster “alaska project iii” model, created for nasa in 1978. at the time, nasa insisted that the watch had to be both anti-reflective and easy to read, or in other words – suitable for use in space. the “speedy tuesday” has stayed true to these qualities with a brushed matte-finish stainless steel case and large radial numerals on the sub-dials.
the use of a “reverse panda” dial is also effects from the past. the white opaline-silvery sub-dials are set against a black dial, and it was firstly used by omega in 1966, what’s more, it was encircled with a bezel ring and tachymeter scale in matte black aluminium. there is a rare appearance of the vintage omega logo and all markings and radial subdials have been coated with bright luminescent ink.
other classic speedmaster touches contains a domed crystal with a central omega logo, together with a vintage-cut brown leather bracelet with vintage buckle and stitching. omega has retained the calibre 1861 on the inside, the movement used in the famous speedmaster moonwatch.
turning the watch over reveals a screw-in caseback stamped with the speedmaster’s iconic seahorse medallion, encircled by the words speedy tuesday anniversary – a tribute to alaska proJect iii as well as the limited edition number. circling the outer edge of the caseback is the word radial.
the replica watch will be delivered in a special leather watch roll containing a spare nato strap with speedy tuesday engraved on the strap’s loop, as well as a strap-changing tool. for a behind-the-scenes update from bani mcspedden on all matters wrist worthy, please sign up for our free weekly watch-next newsletter.