OMEGA launches new Speedmaster Moonwatch

Already known as the most legendary chronograph on earth, the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch now appears in its latest version – this time with a white lacquered dial that features inspiration from space exploration and the collection’s famous legacy.
Since November 2023, when the very first edition was discovered on the wrist of OMEGA brand ambassador

Daniel Craig at the Planet OMEGA exhibition in New York, Moonwatch fans have been eagerly awaiting the fascinating model. Now the final design is officially unveiled and the watch is available for public sale.
The most distinctive feature of the watch is its rare white dial. When the original Speedmaster was developed in 1957, one of the designers‘ main goals was to create a dial that was particularly easy and intuitive to read. Hence the white hands and indices against a black background. The reverse color scheme of this new model achieves the same effect.

But the new dial not only appears in white with black accents and new applied indices, but also features the name „Speedmaster“ in red and has been completely given a glossy lacquer finish – the first time that this technology has been used on the dial of a Moonwatch Use came.

Why white? First of all, the astronauts‘ black-and-white spacesuits served as inspiration for the new look – particularly those used during spacewalks such as spacewalks. This goes back to a real connection, as the Speedmaster Moonwatch has been officially worn by NASA astronauts since 1965 and gained fame as the first watch on the moon. And the red lines that indicated the rank of commander had also been found on spacesuits since the Apollo 13 mission in 1970.

But there is another reason for the color white. In 1969, OMEGA presented the ALASKA I prototype as part of NASA’s secret project to develop the perfect space watch. After months of experimentation, OMEGA chose a white dial because it offered a particularly efficient heat reflection coefficient. The red “Speedmaster” lettering on the new model is also a reference to the red protective casing that surrounded the original ALASKA I.

In addition to its white dial, the watch has other highlights to offer. The 42 mm stainless steel case is held on the wrist by a comfortable vintage-design stainless steel bracelet with five curved links per row. A classic look with polished and brushed details. Two other versions are available, including one on a black micro-perforated leather strap with red and white stitching, and one on an antibacterial rubber strap with a moon surface pattern in positive relief on the bottom for greater comfort and a more refined aesthetic.

Moonwatch fans will immediately notice the famous “dot above 90” on the tachymeter scale of the black, anodized aluminum bezel. And powering the watch inside is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 3861 – the latest version of the legendary Caliber 321 that the astronauts relied on on the moon.