Early last year, we saw the re-introduction of the legendary Omega 321 chronograph caliber, the movement that originally powered the Speedmaster when it first launched in 1957. The announcement was met with great enthusiasm across collector circles, and I can tell you that I, as a huge fan of the Speedmaster, was incredibly excited to see what Omega would do with the movement. 2019 was also the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, so that, coupled with the movement, had me thinking we would see something really special later that year.
Then later in 2019, right on the moment of the moon landing, Omega dropped the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum. It wasn’t a bad watch, just not what I or my cohorts really wanted to see. In fact, in episode 111 of The Worn & Wound Podcast where we discussed some of 2019’s biggest stories, we all lamented the release — again, not because it was bad, but because we wanted to see something a little less lux, and something a little more classic and true to the history and heritage of the Speedmaster. We wanted Omega to ditch the platinum, go with steel, and bring back some of the great vintage cues that collectors obsess over. Well, we’re in a new year now, and Omega just dropped a palate cleanser on us all, and damn, it is good — introducing the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Sector Dive: Black
- Dimensions: 39.7mm
- Crystal: Domed sapphire
- Water Resistance: 50 meters
- Crown: Push pull
- Movement: Omega 321 Caliber
- Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet
- Price: CHF 13,000 (USD pricing tbd)