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NEW: Omega Speedmaster First in Space The Met Edition 311.32.40.30.01.002

Omega and The Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborated on a special edition of the First Omega in Space to coincide with the Apollo’s Muse exhibition that’s being held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The watch, based on the Speedmaster First Omega in Space ref. 311.32.40.30.01.001, comes with a NATO-strap engraved with The Met, a special box with The Met branding, and a case back engraved with -you’ve guessed it- The Met. It is otherwise identical to the model on which it is based.

The Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space The Met Edition is available through the museum store. More details via WatchBase, and the full Apollo’s Muse collection can be seen here.

Press Release: Introducing the OMEGA Speedmaster “HODINKEE 10th anniversary” Limited Edition

September 5th, 2018 – When the OMEGA Speedmaster “Day-Date” was created more than 20 years ago, it featured an intriguing dial design and colour coding that has made a lasting impression on watch fans ever since. In tribute to that unique Speedmaster, OMEGA is now releasing a special Limited Edition model that re-imagines the same classic look.

The new 39.70 mm chronograph is being launched in partnership with the leading watch magazine and taste-maker HODINKEE, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. HODINKEE founder, Ben Clymer, has a particularly strong connection to the original Speedmaster “Day-Date”, as it was a meaningful gift from his grandfather and the very model that ignited his passion for watches.

Speedmaster fans will notice that this is not an exact re-creation. While the triple calendar complication is no longer featured, there are many other familiar touches that recall the original design.

Firstly, the grey/blue dial includes a distinctive minute track as well as luminous Arabic numerals. The black and blue subdial at 9 o’clock is perhaps the most essential part of the “Day-Date” tribute. Originally featured as a day/night indicator, it has now been transformed into a useful function indicator with a propeller-shaped hand.

As well as including black and white hour/minute hands, the central seconds hand is varnished red and includes a yellow airplane tip (a recognizable feature from the “Day-Date” model that has been seen on several Speedmaster designs since the 1970s).

The watch is presented on a grey/blue leather strap, with a stainless steel case that includes a black aluminium bezel and the Speedmaster’s famous tachymeter scale. On the caseback, OMEGA has embossed its Seahorse medallion and added a number of engravings, including “HODINKEE” and “10thAnniversary.” Inside, the watch is driven by the legendary OMEGA Calibre 1861.

The new Speedmaster is limited to just 500 pieces and all models will be sold exclusively through the HODINKEE website and in OMEGA Boutiques within the USA. Customers who secure their model will receive the watch in a special presentation box with an additional grey NATO strap and changing tool.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/SpeedmasterHODINKEE

Another few pics of yesterday’s hero: The First Omega in Space

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Sigh.. Had we only found these pictures yesterday! Enjoy friends!

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Interested? The First Omega in Space is available at Authorized Omega Dealer Ace Jewelers – click this link for prices and buying information!

Speedy of the Week: 2013 #33

Omega Speedmaster First Omega n Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space 311.32.40.30.01.001

This week’s Speedy of the Week is the Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space reference 311.32.40.30.01.001. The First Omega in Space numbered edition is based on the model that Walt Schirra wore during his Mercury Atlas 8 mission in October ’62, a reference 2998.

The 311.32.40.30.01.001 has a case that resembles the original 2915 and 2998 models – no crown guards! The result is a case with a width of 39.7mm instead of the regular 42mm. While a earlier model referring to the Speedmaster heritage, the 1957 Replica, featured a regular style case, this one does not – and it adds a whole lotta vintage charm!

The Alpha hands add to the vintage look – as does the raw calf leather strap in brown. We think it’s wonderful Omega chose to go with a regular pin buckle in favour of a folding clasp – it adds to the overall look and feel. However, it is fitted with a sapphire glass – this is the only thing we’d change on this otherwise perfect throwback Speedy!

Interested? It is available at Ace Jewelers – click this link for prices and buying information!