In January 2017, Omega announced, with zero fanfare, a limited edition Speedmaster, made in collaboration with Fratello Watches, called Speedy Tuesday, named after the popular hashtag. Four-and-a-half hours later, all 2012 watches were gone.
Well, hold onto your hats and get ready to flex those credit cards, because it looks like it’s about to happen again. The watch-oriented corners of social media have been buzzing with this intriguing image, part of what looks to be an email signed off by Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann. This image is also on Fratello’s Instagram with a single word caption: “Wait.”
And as for the possible watch itself? Well, based on the image, speculation is leaning heavily in favour of the so-called Speedmaster Ultraman, a 1971 design made with an orange chronograph seconds hand. It’s a hot and somewhat controversial model much loved by Speedy fans. In short, the perfect choice for Speedy Tuesday II. I guess we’ll have to wait a few hours to find out. Our bet would be noon in Switzerland, which is 8PM AEST.