Recently, Omega made a welcome declaration — the Swiss assembling was bringing back the 321 type, the amazing chronograph development that controlled early Speedmasters (among others), including those that in the end advanced up to the moon. The 321 is an astounding and much-revered development, and the news guiding its recovery certainly got some buzz in gatherer circles. Today, on the 50th commemoration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we’re at long last seeing its authority return in — you got it — a Speedmaster, this one named the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum is, as the name gladly states, delivered in an uncommon compound of platinum and gold (Pt950Au20). Furthermore, the bezel is dark artistic, and the tachymeter scale is done in white polish. Around back is an open window to the delightfully completed section wheel development. Something else, the DNA of the case, with its unbalanced structure and contorted drags, is directly from reference ST 105.012.
The dial’s got a lot of character, as well. It’s a profound dark onyx with 18K white gold records and hands. The three sub-dials include shooting star, and Omega claims they’re utilizing “real cuts of moon meteorite” here. As you can see from Omega’s pictures, the general execution is tamer than the portrayal would have one accept, and all the components cooperate very well.
The watch is normal this colder time of year, however there’s no estimating data at this point. Given the utilization of valuable materials and the new (old?) development, I anticipate that this one should be up there in its MSRP. All things considered, it’s an extremely cool commemorative watch, and surely something authorities will dig.
That said, I additionally can’t hang tight for the primary hardened steel Speedmaster with a 321 motor, and I’m trusting it isn’t excessively far behind. Omega