ADVENT CALENDAR 2016: December 16 – Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer

In terms surprises, at Christmas or at any other time, Omega releasing a new Speedmaster does not rank (sorry Omegamaniacs). In the last few years we’ve seen Speedies offered in every colour and design under the sun. That said, their latest, the in-no-way-economically named Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer is, in fact, pretty eye-opening, mouth-watering and wallet-tempting. It’s hot, not just because of the blue colourway, or the new Liquidmetal bezel insert, but also thanks to the new movement powering it. The Caliber 9904 is Master Chronometer certified, and adds a moonphase to the mix. It’s a genius move to bring this astronomical complication to a Speedy, and the execution of this one is particularly nice – the moon is like a tiny reproduction of a NASA photograph, and if you look closely (like through a loupe closely), you can see a minuscule footprint on the moon.

Who should you buy this for: Buy this for someone you REALLY love, because it’s a classic with a timeless twist.

What’s the damage: Under $14k

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Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer Australian Pricing

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer, $13,625