OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 is No Small Step

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. So, 2020 marks 51 years since the crew of Apollo 11 took those iconic ‘small steps’. Admittedly, this anniversary is not as memorable as the last one. Still, OMEGA is marking the occasion with a special Speedmaster, and that’s something to be excited about.

The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 is re-released following last years limited run and features the actual movement that made the iconic trip to the moon over half a century ago.

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OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch 321

The watch possesses a 39.70mm case crafted in stainless steel and influenced by the 3rd generation Speedmaster worn during America’s first space walk in 1965. A bezel ring in polished black ceramic has a tachymeter scale in white enamel, as well as familiar Moonwatch hands and a vintage OMEGA logo.

There’s a small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. The watch is water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres with a 55-hour power reserve.

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The sapphire crystal caseback encourages owners to admire the Calibre 321 itself. It took OMEGA two years of extensive research and reconstruction to bring this movement back to life, including a digital scan to see inside the Speedmaster worn by astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Each of the new movements is recreated to the authentic specifications of the original.

The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch is fitted to matching stainless steel strap or a strap of your choosing and retails for $21,450 AUD.

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