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Care for a “Cappuccino”? Omega Announces Two New Pre-Basel Speedmasters

January 16, 2017

BY Paul Altieri

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Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer at 44.25

Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer at 44.25

Meanwhile…

While everyone’s busy ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the competition at SIHH, Omega is following up last week’s release of the “Speedy Tuesday” ltd. edition watch with not one but two more Speedmaster models in advance of their official BaselWorld debut in March. This seems to be in line with Omega’s new policy of recognizing that the Speedmaster is its most important model line for new customers. Maybe even a gateway for future Omega collectors who might then stray into Seamaster and even PloProf territory.

Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer

Orange theme on a black dial makes the Speedmaster look great.

Two Different Speedmasters

The two new Speedys are dubbed the Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer at 44.25 mm and the Speedmaster 38MM “Cappuccino”. As with the Speedy Tuesday timepiece, the design of the Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer is a throwback. It is an important moment in the development of the Speedmaster. This case is the distinctive “minute track” style that first appeared on the 1968 model. Meanwhile, the “Cappuccino” aims for a “fashion forward” design with its sleeker size, steel and Sedna gold composition and diamond-paved bezel. Additionally, the signature tachymeter scale is on a brown aluminum ring.

Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer works with high quality metals.

Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer has a blend of a few different metals.

Sedna gold is the name Omega has given to a new alloy that blends gold, copper, and palladium to create an 18K rose gold. Omega is billing it as a “unisex” watch, which seems like a bit of a marketing fail. It features a bicolour dial with oval subdials. It is made to resemble the Omega logo and “baton” hands and indexes in Sedna gold. The iconic Seahorse medallion is on the caseback. On the inside, the watch is driven by Omega’s Calibre 3330. It is apparently the first piece in a new Speedmaster collection sized at 38mm.

The difference in colors help with its look.

Matte black dial, orange markings and bevelled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova

The Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer features a matt-black dial, orange markings and bevelled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova. The 44.25 mm case is thinner than previous versions and the polished ceramic bezel. It features a brushed “Liquidmetal” tachymeter scale. It also has an orange wording matching the varnished hands and tip of the seconds hand. The black leather strap contains a section of orange rubber through the middle and features micro perforations that reveal the orange. That all combines to give the watch more of a motor-racing than a space exploration feel. We approve.

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