The word iconic is often overused, but when it comes to the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 318.104.22.168.01.005, the word is more than apt. This is, indeed, one of the world’s most iconic timepieces.
Omega, the prestigious Swiss brand and member of Swatch Group Ltd., has been synonymous with excellence, innovation and precision for more than 166 years. With a rich tradition in space, sport and speed, Omega watches have kept time alongside history since 1848. The very name itself is rooted in the concept of ultimate accomplishments. The Omega watch brand is a feat of both art and engineering for all who wear them—including enthusiasts, collectors, historians and legends of science and screen.
Born of the endurance-tested Seamaster collection in 1956, the Omega Speedmaster collection proved it could withstand even the harshest of conditions with style and elegance. Watches of the collection have been a part of all six lunar missions, an impressive representation of the brand’s adventurous and pioneering spirit. Technical excellence, rugged individualism and elegance beyond compare—these are the hallmarks of the Omega Speedmaster collection.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 322.214.171.124.01.005 features a black dial covered by a hesalite crystal, graced by a small seconds sub-dial, 30 minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. The black bezel with its tachymetric scale is mounted on a 42mm stainless steel case and presented on a matching bracelet. At the heart of this chronograph is Omega’s mechanical calibre 1861, a descendent of the justly legendary manual-winding movement worn on the moon. This timepiece is offered with a special Moonwatch presentation box which contains a NATO strap, a strap for astronauts, a tool to change the bracelet and a book highlighting Speedmaster’s adventures.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph is a worthy addition to the collection of any true watch aficionado.