Baselworld 2016 sees the introduction of a new member of the Speedmaster family with the return of a moonphase Speedmaster. This is the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer watch and it is a real beauty. If there is any sports watch collection that makes total sense to include a moonphase indicator is the omega “moonwatch.”
The Omega X33 Watch For Sale Replica Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer begins with a new movement that is the in-house-made Omega caliber 9904 movement. Building on the caliber 9300 series the 9904 adds more than just a moonphase complication and a different way to indicate the date. The movement is now fully METAS certified and a “Master Chronometer” (debuted with the Omega Globemaster), which implies a few things. First is that the movement has all the Omega-made anti-magnetic parts. Of course, the movement is also a Co-Axial Escapement. On top of that, the METAS certification (more on that here) requires a lot of durability and performance out of not just the movements but the movements cased up in the complete watch, so the overall set of “assurances” for the consumer are much higher than something like COSC Chronometer certification alone.
The 9904 movement is made up of 368 parts and includes the time, 12-hour chronograph, date, and new moonphase indicator with a photo-realistic representation of the moon. It is so realistic Omega Watches New Jersey Replica claims that on close inspection you can see the picture of a footprint on it (from the NASA Apollo missions). The moon phase is said to require adjustments once each 10 years or so, and the new date indicator uses a pointer-style hand in the left subsidiary dial and helps balance out the two subdials which each have two hands.
At just over 44mm wide, the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer comes in steel and a blue theme, with a blue dial, bezel insert, and blue alligator strap. The bezel is ceramic and, for what I believe is the first time in a Speedmaster, uses Liquidmetal. Like the Omega Speedmaster ’57 and Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side of the Moon that came before, I am pretty sure this will be a highly successful model for Omega in 2016 and the years to come.
The Omega Watches Goldsmiths Replica Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was released from the ’90s, helping reveal that Omega was not stuck in 1969 using the wound mechanical Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” because of their cutting-edge astronaut gear. But much like Breitling’s Professional line of watches, too with hybrid analog-digital displays, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 was likewise convincingly meant for skilled aviation functions. It stays a peripheral branch of the Speedmaster collection that particularly dedicated watch fans and new enthusiasts can also enjoy.There’s no reason, however, that it needs to be exclusively for aviation and aerospace, as the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch shows. I believed it was worth mentioning the sailing group members use the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ while on board as it does add some authenticity to the watches’ intended practical use and durability (water-resistance aside). If you don’t follow regatta racing and are not apparent on some of these physical rigors involved for watches or people on board these vessels in a race, then visit Ariel’s report (and video) after being strapped to a catamaran and splashed a whole lot with Bremont Watches and Oracle Team USA here.On a nylon cloth strap, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition is 45mm wide in Grade 2 titanium and water-resistant to 30m. This might cause some watchnerds to blink, as this is basically the minimum water-resistance rating for any modern opinion, and this one is made to be involved with watersports. Boats ideally stay on top of the water, yes, however 30m of water resistance refers to the water pressure under 30m of absolutely still water. We generally advise that you don’t do anything wetter than washing your hands with a 30m-water-resistant watch – largely dress watches. Granted there are a bunch of buttons and places where water ingress becomes an issue about the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ, and it looks like they are supposed to actually be used – however even most G-Shocks include 200m water-resistance.
Omega fans have been waiting for a METAS-certified Speedmaster which we have been promised for a few years now. Omega Watches Used Replica introduced METAS certification with the Globemaster, and has promised that more and more in-house movements would receive the certification process as their METAS department slowly increases its capacity. I’ve visited the relevant department at Omega and can assure you that if you want what is currently perhaps the best Swiss certification for a mechanical movement’s durability and performance, it is METAS. I look forward to going hands-on with the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer at Baselworld 2016 soon. Price is 9,400 Swiss francs. omegawatches.com