Omega Gets Glam With Revamped ‘Moonshine Gold’ Speedmaster
Four styles get the brand’s Moonshine Gold alloy treatment in a coveted update to a timeless classic.
When the starting point for a revamped iconic design is in and of itself a classic, the end result is equally staggering — and when that blank canvas just happens to be the legendary OMEGA Speedmaster, you might say things can only get better from there. The famed watchmaker just debuted four new editions of the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, this time in eye-catching Moonshine Gold.
Moonshine Gold, in this case, is the brand’s beautiful, proprietary 18-karat gold alloy, an incredibly refined way to add more than a dash of elegance to a watch design that’s truly seen it all over the years.
If you thought the Speedmaster couldn’t be topped, think again. It follows on the heels of the brand’s first 2022 watch release, which also updated the iconic style in stunning fashion.
The brand has had no shortage of hits as of late, outfitting famed snowboarder Shaun White with a handsome timepiece during the Winter Olympics, and then following it up in a way that few other watch brands can match.
Ranging in price from $24,600 (for the Co-Axial Master Chronometer on an alligator leather strap) to $36,500 (for the rugged yet lovely all-Moonshine Gold chronograph), each watch is a true investment, a work of intricate design and breathtaking quality and precision — the prices alone reflect that touch.
When OMEGA declares a watch one of the world’s most iconic timepieces, they don’t mince words — the Moonwatch was part of all six moon landings, after all.
Each new edition puts its own spin on the instantly recognizable silhouette, be it an 18K Moonshine™ Gold “step” dial with blackened sub-dials (on the most expensive model in the collection) or the pleasing, unique blend of green textured leather and vibrant gold.
Sized at a bold 42mm, these watches are powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 and feature legendary touches (like the engraving “First Watch Worn on the Moon” engraved in black on the caseback).
For now, you’ll have to join the waitlist in a quest to get one of these remarkable timepieces on your wrist, but assuredly, that wait will be worth it. Like building an OMEGA watch, the best things take time.