Insider: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph. A Great Facelift to an Amazing Classic Watch.


The Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watches from the Omega line-up. The Speedmaster was originally launched in 1957 and since its landing on the moon it has been awarded the title of moonwatch. This newly launched Speedmaster Moonwatch has been given a facelift as of last year. The reference number on this piece is 311. This iconic piece belongs to one of our watchlifestylers.

The case on this reference is 44.25mm wide, the chronograph function only includes one register for minutes and hours and the chrono seconds hand has been placed in the central pinion. The sapphire crystal has been treated with an anti-glare coating on both sides and the case back is transparent featuring a sapphire crystal that almost looks like a thick plexi glass. The watch features the newly designed automatic in-house Omega caliber 9300 with a power reserve of 60 hours and date aperture at 6 o'clock. 

This new Speedmaster is like an original Speedmaster but on steroids. The case is massive, solid and quite heavy. The bracelet has been upgraded and the clasp is very comfortable. The single hour-minute register is very convenient and easy to read and the super luminova is quite bright at night.  

This reference is also available in stainless steel, yellow gold and platinum on leather strap.

Watch lifestyler James can attest that after wearing this watch for three months, he thinks that the watch is definitely worth the sticker price of $8,700. For more info on this watch click here.

A bargain, for a truly revamped classic.  

Posted on April 2, 2013 and filed under Omega.