Omega 2022 Novelties: Live Pics of the New Speedmaster ’57, Moonwatch in Moonshine Gold, and Colorific Aqua Terra
The Speedmaster ’57 gets an updated movement and slimmer proportions, while the new Moonwatch and Aqua Terras are all about color, tone, and texture.
Omega’s launch of its Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep collection may have taken center stage yesterday, but there were other new releases to get equally excited about, including a slimmed-down Speedmaster ’57, two Moonwatches in Moonshine Gold, and his ‘n’ her Aqua Terras with playfully colorful dials.
Slimmed-down Speedmaster 1957
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1957 Speedmaster, Omega has released an ode to its original Trilogy piece, featuring a new movement and slimmer proportions.
Equipped with the manual-winding Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906, the updated ‘57 not only has a thinner case – just 12.99mm in height – but a finer bezel and caseback too.
Besides giving the watch a more streamlined look, these refinements really help open up the dial on the front, while also offering the smartly decorated movement full pride of place on the back.
And as an homage to the 1957 Speedmaster, the 40.5mm stainless-steel case features non-faceted lugs.
The new Speedmaster ’57 collection comprises eight new references with four dials available: a “sandwich” black dial with recessed hour markers filled with vintage Super-LumiNova, blue PVD, green PVD, and varnished burgundy. Each reference can be paired with a leather strap to match the color of the dial (available for $8,300) or a stainless-steel bracelet (available for $8,600).
“With the new Speedmaster ’57, we have tried to respect and celebrate the essence of the Speedmaster, without turning it into a vintage-looking piece,” commented Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann.
Moonshine Gold for the Moonwatch
For the 50th anniversary of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, Omega has unveiled a pair of Moonwatches in Moonshine Gold, Omega’s proprietary 18K yellow gold alloy inspired by the moonlight shining in the night sky.
Paler than traditional 18K yellow gold – thanks to the inclusion of silver, copper, and palladium – the alloy is an eye-catching choice of material, not just for the cases of these Moonwatches but for one of the models’ dials also.
Indeed, while one of them has a dark green PVD dial and green ceramic bezel ring, the other has an 18K Moonshine Gold “panda” dial with blackened sub-dials and indices, as well as a black ceramic bezel ring. It looks fantastic.
Powering the pair is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. Plus, the new Speedmaster Moonwatches come with strap options: Either a polished and brushed Moonshine Gold bracelet or an integrated black rubber strap with lunar surface texture on the back.
Resplendent Seamaster Aqua Terra 150Ms
In terms of color and size, there is something for everyone among the raft of new Seamaster Aqua Terra 150ms, all of which feature fine-looking sun-brushed brass dials, thanks to Omega’s astute use of PVD and CDD technologies.
Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sandstone, Saffron, and Terracotta dials are available for the 38mm version, accompanied by rhodium-plated hands and indices.
Meanwhile, the 34mm models can be snapped-up with dials in Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Sandstone, Shell Pink, or Lavender, complemented by 18K white gold hands and indices.
Available for $6,000, regardless of the size you want, inside the polished stainless-steel case – which comes with an integrated bracelet featuring redesigned, rounded links – is OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800.