Category Archives: Speedmaster Professional

Press Release: Omega’s 2018 “Speedy Tuesday” now on sale

For the second time, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is offering online sales of a new #SpeedyTuesday timepiece via its @OMEGA Instagram channel.

OMEGA’s Speedmaster Limited Edition 42 mm “Ultraman” is a tribute to the key character in the ULTRAMAN series, a collection of shows created by Tsuburaya Productions in Japan: one of the most famous examples of the Kaiju “giant monster” genre.

Though OMEGA’s new “Speedy Tuesday” certainly has a sense of fun, with its 70’s Japanese sci-fi references, the Speedmaster “Ultraman” boasts genuine space credentials, as it shares its DNA with OMEGA’s 1967 “Moonwatch”.

A stand-out feature of that classic ’67chronograph was its distinctive orange seconds hand, which drew the attention of the production team behind the fourth instalment in the ULTRAMAN series: RETURN OF ULTRAMAN. As the bold orange perfectly matched the suits of the heroic Monster Attack Team, OMEGA’s “Moonwatch” became an essential part of their beast-battling kit.

On the new “Ultraman” the seconds hand draws its inspiration from the ’67 original, embracing the same dimensions and shade of orange. As an extension of this theme, the new watch also features a black/orange bezel in anodized aluminium.

The classic Speedmaster subdials of the new “Speedy Tuesday” hold a few surprises. As Ultraman was only able to stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes, the minute subdial at 3 o’clock features the first 3 minutes picked-out in orange. On the seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, there’s a hidden silhouette of Ultraman’s profile, which is revealed by a special tool available with the watch. The strap changer, identical to Ultraman’s Beta Capsule, features a UV lamp at one end, which when shined on the dial, reveals the image.

A vintage OMEGA logo on the dial adds a retro touch and the caseback features an engraving of #SpeedyTuesday and the words QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS. The watch is presented on a black and orange NATO strap and comes with a spare black leather strap.

Limited to just 2,012 pieces, the OMEGA Speedmaster 42 mm “Ultraman” is a true collectable and is presented in its own hexagonal box: a tribute to the futuristic table used by Ultraman’s Monster Attack Team.

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Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer: What’s in the Box?

The Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer was introduced at BaselWorld 2018. Earlier this week we took delivery of one, allowing me to do another What’s in the Box? post. Below I’ll walk you through all the bits and pieces that come with the Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer.

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‘Big Box’ Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch: What’s in the Box?

In July of 2014 Omega introduced a new box set to go with the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, in addition to a new bracelet reference. Below I’ll walk you through all the bits and pieces that come with the ‘Big Box’ Speedmaster Professional – save for the warranty card and it’s sleeve.

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OEM Omega NATO Straps – the 2018 Update Part 2: the Olympic Edition

Tonight Omega expanded its -by now- vast collection of NATO straps with 24 new variations in celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics. While most of them are very country-specific, I already spotted a few that I think will also look good beyond the Olympics. In this third installment of our Omega NATO update (part 1, part 2), I’ll fill you in on all the details.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional 311. Apollo 17 45th Anniversary

The Omega Speedmaster Professional 311. Apollo 17 45th Anniversary was introduced at BaselWorld 2017 to mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. In this post I’ll go over the various elements make this 1972-piece limited edition stand out.

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