Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary

Best Of 2018: A Collector's Global Quest For A 60th Anniversary Speedmaster

Probably one of my favorite articles written for Watchonista. A story which follows a collector on a quest across two continents, all in search of a Speedy.

By Josh Shanks
Managing Editor US

After Basel, I was supposed to review the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary. This would be my opportunity to wear one of my favorite watches from that year’s show. 

However, during a trip to Venice, Italy my desires shifted, and I found myself determined to buy the watch instead of merely taking it for a spin. This personal story about acquiring my dream Speedmaster 60thAnniversary is still one of our most viewed articles on Watchonista. While not technically eligible for Best of 2018 (published Oct 2017), it's still a great piece of reading.

Vintage Omega Speedmaster ref. 145.0022

Collector’s tale: A global quest for a 60th Anniversary Speedmaster

Yes, I still have the 60thAnniversary Speedmaster, and the vintage Speedy purchased from a watch shop in Lausanne. How a failed purchase in Venice turned into two watches that I still own made this such a fun journey.

A year later, I still get asked about this review. It's touching that people read what I write, and it gives some inspiration to continue to tell the stories which interest us.

Revisit this unique story via the link below.

Omega 60th Anniversary Speedmaster

Trip Report: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing With Omega

By Josh ShanksManaging Editor US
2019 marks 50 years since Apollo 11 touched down on the moon's surface. To celebrate, Omega and NASA brought together an all-star cast and a very special...