Omega releasing a new Speedmaster at Baselworld is hardly surprising. In the last few years we’ve seen Speedies offered in every colour and design under the sun. Their latest, the in no way economically named Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time. And yes, that includes both the Dark and Grey Sides.
It’s hot, and not just because of the blue livery, 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 add a this astronomical complication to a Speedy, and the execution of this one is particularly nice – the moon is 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. A lovely poetic touch from Omega and proof that there is still plenty of new lunar ground for the brand to explore. RRP $13,625 AUD.