Fratello Watches, one of Europe’s most popular and respected online watch titles, is famous for its club of Speedmaster enthusiasts, Speedy Tuesday.
Omega is such a fan of Speedy Tuesday, it has made special versions of its trusty chronograph with input into the designs by Fratello owner and editor Robert-Jan (RJ) Broer, his team and the community.
Those special editions sold so well, and the Speedy Tuesday community is so engaged, they could provide inspiration for MoonWatch models in the same styles.
Mr Broer put that theory to the test late last year, publishing mocked up images of how two Speedy Tuesday MoonSwatches might look.
There is no suggestion in the article that there are any discussions between Fratello and Swatch to bring the idea to life, but it would certainly be popular.
Mr Broer shared details with WATCHPRO on the reaction to MoonSwatches in the 2017 and 2018 Speedy Tuesday Speedmaster styles.
An Instagram post on his own account of a MoonSwatch in the 2018 Speedy Tuesday Speedmaster colourway of black and orange reached almost half a million people and generated almost 500 comments.
The article on FratelloWatches.com also sparked a lively debate with the vast majority of comments saying they wanted Swatch to make the Speedy Tuesday specials.
As yesterday’s Corder’s Column pointed out in a pitch to make a Silver Snoopy version of the MoonSwatch, the bioceramic watch is a perfect platform for new versions and special collaborations.
A Speedy Tuesday version can only be a matter of time.