Omega is starting the new year with a bang by unveiling a classic Speedmaster in white gold housing its highly regarded new Calibre 321 movement.
The watch is not a limited edition, but Omega’s own website currently only allows customers to join a waiting list for the watch.
The $81,000 Speedmaster Calibre 321 picks up details from its very first reference, known as the CK2915-1, which launched in 1957.
That original Speedmaster changed the game for watches used by professional racing drivers thanks to the introduction of an external bezel with a tachymeter — a world first.
It also housed the first iteration of the Calibre 321, which went on to be used in watches used in the Apollo missions, including all six moon landings.
Sixty-five years on, the new Speedmaster Calibre 321 uses the modern reissue of that movement, which Omega launched in 2019.
The first Speedmaster of 2022 comes in a 38.6mm case and integrated bracelet made from 18ct Canopus Gold, Omega’s own white gold alloy said to have higher brilliance, whiteness and longevity.
The whiteness of the gold is contrasted with a black onyx dial with an applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring an oval “O” – a detail that was typical for the first CK2915 models.
The watch has 18ct hands and indexes with Canopus Gold PVD treatment.
Omega’s Calibre 321 is displayed in all its glory from the underside of the watch thanks to a wide sapphire crystal glass engraved on the inside with the Omega seahorse.