Omega likes its collectors, especially vocal ones. I’m proud to help announce the limited-edition Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition watch produced in honor of my colleague and long time friend Robert-Jan Broer who founded Fratello Watches. He started his site a little bit before aBlogtoWatch and in 2012 randomly created the term “Speedy Tuesday” to refer to an Omega Speedmaster on his wrist that he posted on social media on, you guessed it, a Tuesday. Since then, #SpeedyTuesday became a routine for him, and on Tuesdays on his blog he would cover interesting Omega Speedmasters, of which there are many.
There are a few interesting things about this watch including how it is being sold. Rather than sold in stores, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday can be pre-ordered directly on Omega’s own website. In a sense, it is a test, but a fun one. Robert-Jan (RJ) is not making money from this, but rather gets one of these watches, and also gets to claim that he helped bring back one of his favorite rare Omega Speedmaster Professional watches which is the Omega “Speedmaster Alaska III” from 1978. The watch not only has a very desirable “reverse panda dial,” (black dial with white sub-dials), but also the rare “radial” numerals in the sub-dials. Omega Speedmaster fans have been asking for a modern black and white dial model of the Speedmaster Professional, and here it is.
For the most part, the watch is the standard 0 Finance Omega Watches Replica Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch which comes in a 42mm-wide steel case with a Hesalite crystal and an aluminum bezel insert. Another unique element in the design is the all-brushed case, versus the combination brushed and polished case. Inside the watch is the classic manually wound mechanical Omega caliber 1861 chronograph movement. One of the coolest features is the luminant, which is artfully grand and sure to impress anyone who likes to see their watch dial looking bright in the dark.
Omega is one of the biggest names in luxury Swiss watch-making and the launch of new timepieces from the manufacturer generates excitement from watch aficionados and more casual fans alike. The appeal of Omega watches is emphasized by famous wearers through time, including John F. Kennedy, Buzz Aldrin and Prince William.As with many of the high luxury watch brands on the current market, Omega are inclined to announce their brand new releases at the yearly Baselworld Fair in Switzerland and this year was no different. In this blog post, we have a good look at some of the stunning new versions the manufacturer published in this year’s event.Building from the success of the year’s World Ocean “Deep Black”, which was constructed out of black ceramic, Omega utilized Baselworld 2017 to unveil a new Seamaster Planet Ocean model in the form of this “Big Blue”. The model is very similar to last year’s, though as the name suggests, blue has altered black.Like its predecessor, the “Big Blue” is a mixture GMT and sailors’ watch, using a sizable 45mm case diameter. This moment, however, it uses the signature blue and orange combination, which can be so strongly connected with the collection. It also offers water resistance for up to 600 meters, which is highly impressive for a ceramic timepiece.This year marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of three of Omega’s most iconic watches — the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster. To mark the event, the manufacturer has introduced limited edition variants of all the three models, combining their particular traditional appeal with the best in modern technology.All three versions are built of stainless steel and have a classic-style ‘Tropical’ dial, with light orange dial markers. The Speedmaster features a tachymetre scale, the Railmaster offers anti-magnetic resistance for as many as 15,000 Gauss, and the Seamaster has a black aluminum bezel. Each version is restricted to only 3,557 pieces.
Special engravings on the rear of the watch as well as the two-tone black and white NATO-style strap (the watch comes with two straps) make it clear that this is a #SpeedyTuesday limited edition as well a tribute to the Speedmaster Alaska III. No doubt RJ’s contribution to the project ensure that it was, as he said, “by watch fans, for watch fans.” This is an uncommon thing for a large brand like Omega Watches Limited Edition Replica to do, but many have seen it coming as Omega has graciously hosted a variety of Speedmaster watch lover meet-up events over the last few years.
In addition to the black and white striped NATO-style Omega strap, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday will come with a brown leather strap. Interestingly enough, it will not come with the standard steel metal Speedmaster bracelet. I think this is because so often collectors who wear vintage Speedmaster watches put them on a variety of third-party straps rather than on a steel metal bracelet.
I recall a chat with RJ several years ago when we talked about how the majority of his collecting interest was going in the direction of Omega Speedmaster watches. Prior to that, he was a rather dedicated Rolex man. I feel pretty confident in saying that he is probably very honored and quite flattered that his years of dedicated Speedy Tuesday coverage paid off in the ability to help Omega design a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster in his honor. You can see images of RJ’s own Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition watch on Fratello here.
Once again, this is the first Omega watch to be sold exclusively online via Omega for a price of $6,500, and is limited to 2,012 pieces, in honor of the year when #SpeedyTuesday was started. Collectors who order can even choose their number. You can learn more about the reference 322.214.171.124.01.001 Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition watch and order one here via Omega.com