Be it the first space watch or the first chronograph under the brand, the Omega Speedmaster collection holds various distinctions under its belt. Launched in 1957, the Speedmaster collection was made for sports and racing. In 1965, during the Sigma 7 mission by NASA, astronaut Walter Schirra took his Omega Speedmaster with him. This made the Speedmaster the very first watch that went to space. Even today, the Speedmaster Professional is the only watch certified by NASA.
Following the tradition of the Speedmaster that went to space, the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is the only watch certified for Extravehicular Activity (EVA). Today, the watch is more about being the only space watch in the world. The Moonwatch features a robust chronograph on the dial with a tachymeter on the bezel. The Moonwatch is made available in novelties every year with different materials inserted in the watches.
The Speedmaster 38
Adding a touch of soul and vibrance to the Speedmaster collection, the Speedmaster 38 series features a set of a diamond-studded, widely vibrant set of timepieces. Retaining the DNA of the original Speedmaster of being a chronograph, the timepieces feature a horizontally stacked chronograph amongst the exuberant variations.
The Two Counters
Diving away from the original setup of a Speedmaster, the Two Counters series features a tachymeter on the bezel and a second-time zone at the 3 o’clock sub-dial. It also features a date window at the 6 o’clock marker.
Further cementing the legend of the Speedmaster is the Chronoscope, a timepiece that is equipped with both a pulsometer and a telemeter on the dial with a unique spiral pattern.
Instilling a sense of rarity, the Two Counters Moonphase features a detailed moon phase indicator at the 6 o’clock marker and a date sub-dial at 9.
Dark Side of The Moon
The dark side of the moon is home to a lot of conspiracy theories, one of them being the abundance of unknown but precious materials. The first to debunk these theories were the astronauts from Apollo 8. To pay homage to these astronauts cum explorers, Omega decided to launch a series under the Speedmaster collection called the ‘Dark Side of The Moon series. The timepieces in this series are home to various unique materials and precious stones such as diamonds in some. In stark contrast to the persona of the series, there is also a timepiece called the White Side of The Moon, a fully white timepiece reflecting the aesthetic acumen of the brand.
Expanding the ever-increasing horizon of excruciating timekeeping abilities, Omega decided to incorporate multi-functional timepieces with over-the-top abilities. Under the Instruments series is the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33, a set of timepieces that features a perpetual calendar, multiple time zone, dates, and the signature uni-directional bezel. To be able to further demonstrate the capabilities of the Instrument series, Omega decided to equip it with a timepiece that can also tell the exact time on Mars. Called the X-33 Marstimer, the timepiece was made in conjunction with European Space Agency.
The series is also equipped with a Regatta timer called the X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition which is just limited to 2,017 units.
The Heritage Models
Keeping the heritage alive, the Speedmaster collection is home to the Heritage series. Equipped with a set of timepieces that are equipped with various unique materials such as the Canopus Gold, the Heritage series celebrates the timeless elegance of the Speedmaster collection.