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Thread: 50th Anniversary Speedmaster launched - 1014 in yellow gold

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    50th Anniversary Speedmaster launched - 1014 in yellow gold


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    Bling, bling. Shame really.

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    Can't say I'm a massive fan of yellow gold but I do think the red bezel works well with it.

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    I like the hue of the gold here. Doesn't look like it is an LE though I may be mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    I like the hue of the gold here. Doesn't look like it is an LE though I may be mistaken.
    50 years ago, mankind took its very first steps onto the surface of the moon. The OMEGA Speedmaster was there, strapped to the wrists of the astronauts, and this year, we’re paying tribute to the mission’s lasting legacy, with the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model of 1,014 pieces.

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    One of the worst-looking Speedies that I have ever seen. Terrible colour scheme.

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    It says it's 'not available in your country'. Not that it makes any difference to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchIng View Post
    One of the worst-looking Speedies that I have ever seen. Terrible colour scheme.
    Was the original version a good seller I wonder.....am sure someone here will know!

    Personally a shame we didn't see the 'new'/old 321 in a watch like this.

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    Just like the special run Omega did in 69/70, one of which went to Nixon and each of the astronauts. I nearly bought one in Canada around 2000 for £6k, I hate to think what it would be worth now.

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    Not for feint of heart at £25,600

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Just like the special run Omega did in 69/70, one of which went to Nixon and each of the astronauts.
    Exactly. That was the original moon landing celebration model, this is a recreation of it with some modern touches.

    I think it's a superb idea but not for everyone, and it's reflected in the limited number of 1,014 pieces and a Euro 30k price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Not for feint of heart at £25,600
    Any yet, I bet they are all already sold :-)

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    Maybe Omega decided that this time they should be the ones making all the money on a new limited edition Speedy?

    I hate to be a killjoy and know lots of other people will disagree but for me the only Speedy Pros worthy having are pre-moon. Much like Morgans, anything after that is just a replica of itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Was the original version a good seller I wonder.....am sure someone here will know!
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    At the time, in the sixties, chronographs were considered expensive and were not selling at all. It was so much cheaper to buy a three-hander wristwatch AND a separate stop-watch timer that the market for chronographs did not exist. Essentially they were tool watches for the select few, like doctors, pilots, and some racing drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    At the time, in the sixties, chronographs were considered expensive and were not selling at all. It was so much cheaper to buy a three-hander wristwatch AND a separate stop-watch timer that the market for chronographs did not exist. Essentially they were tool watches for the select few, like doctors, pilots, and some racing drivers.
    Which explains why Heuer watches were initially sold through specialist racing/timing shops rather than watch shops. And presumably why Siffert was paid commission to sell them to his fellow drivers.
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    There it is again, that Dunhill cigarette packet colour scheme, which makes it a trend that only Omega seem to know about...



    Last edited by Itsguy; 12th March 2019 at 14:14.

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    I expected to hugely ambivalent of any anniversary speedy.

    But I really really like that.

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    Jeez that is horrific.

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    Yay, a special edition Speedmaster what a great idea,,
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    I’m so happy with this. It’s silly pricey - so I won’t buy it. This pleases me

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    Don't get the choice of movement...why not the "new" 321? The mix of co-axial and Cam switching seems at odds technology wise.

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    That is Omega retro-fitting Co-axial escapement into the normal moonwatch movement, the 1861, hence 3861.
    Interesting piece of technology grafting.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcneill View Post
    Don't get the choice of movement...why not the "new" 321? The mix of co-axial and Cam switching seems at odds technology wise.
    The original BA145.022 used an 861, that's why a 321 wasn't used.

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    Crikey.

    Instant £19200 that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Yay, a special edition Speedmaster what a great idea,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarfan View Post
    The original BA145.022 used an 861, that's why a 321 wasn't used.
    After your posting of the originals ref number i was finally able to find an original for sale. POA, so I dont think I want to know

    https://www.chrono24.co.uk/omega/spe...-id7808005.htm

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    Horror show for me


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    I absolutely LOVE that model!

    It is No 2 on my alltime wish list, just after the 'Grail'...

    As always would prefer an original given to an Astronaut by Nixon....or so ;-)

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacchi View Post
    I absolutely LOVE that model!

    It is No 2 on my alltime wish list, just after the 'Grail'...

    As always would prefer an original given to an Astronaut by Nixon....or so ;-)

    Cheers,
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    That's a tough ask.
    Will this do? LE of 300 345.0082
    Signed by Jim Lovell of Apollo 13


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    Purchase Status Check:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post

    I am not worthy!
    I am not worthy!
    I am not worthy!

    and signed by one of the most celebrated and memorable Astronauts, the great Jim Lovell.
    An absolute dream

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    ‘Moonshine Gold’ haha

    I actually really like the original and this reissue, bo danger of me affording one though.

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    This can’t be the only Apollo 11 50th Anniversary issue, this should be the first limited edition they do after the main one as it replicates the watch created four months after the event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    This can’t be the only Apollo 11 50th Anniversary issue, this should be the first limited edition they do after the main one as it replicates the watch created four months after the event
    I was thinking the same, and previously predicted at least three special editions. No way would Omega miss the opportunity to shift a vast number of ‘limited’ editions for this particular anniversary, and they wouldn’t choose something so polarising unless they had something else up their sleeves. Then again, the need for a historical reference might tie their hands a bit.

    For me the real looker remains this one in white gold, on leather:


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    Fair enough.But I'm guessing it didn't have a coaxial escapement! Wonder if they will put this movement into more regular speedies to improve the daily rate?
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarfan View Post
    The original BA145.022 used an 861, that's why a 321 wasn't used.
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    ...name coming off list...

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    I was offered one of the original ones (1969/70) way back in 1998. Asking price was £8K, I didn't have £8K at the time never mind £8K to blow on a watch although I have always held a desire to have one but at £25,600 they can shove it!

    From memory, of the original 1014, numbers 1 & 2 were offered to the President and Vice-President of the USA and were declined! And of the remaining 1012, some EDIT: 39 (I can't remember how many) were numbered and engraved with the astronauts name.

    Sure as hell wish I had scraped together £8K back in 1998!

    Regards,

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    So very very nasty. This might be the ugliest special edition yet. A really missed opportunity for the anniversary

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    Oh dear, that really was not designed for anyone in Europe. Very blingy and nasty.

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    £25K?! jog on Omega.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raringtogo View Post
    I was offered one of the original ones (1969/70) way back in 1998. Asking price was £8K, I didn't have £8K at the time never mind £8K to blow on a watch although I have always held a desire to have one but at £25,600 they can shove it!

    From memory, of the original 1014, numbers 1 & 2 were offered to the President and Vice-President of the USA and were declined! And of the remaining 1012, some EDIT: 39 (I can't remember how many) were numbered and engraved with the astronauts name.

    Sure as hell wish I had scraped together £8K back in 1998!

    Regards,

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    I believe Nixon's one is in the Omega museum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I’m so happy with this. It’s silly pricey - so I won’t buy it. This pleases me
    A lot of comments regards the high pricing of this Speedmaster but when compared to a gold Rolex daytona £28500 approx or the £60K+ that Audemars ask for an offshore in gold, the Omega pricing seems comparable to the current market RRP.

    We rarely see all gold speedmasters produced and that is maybe why the pricing is making a few watch lovers shake their head when we are so used to all steel models prices.

    The one stand out on this piece is the bracelet, would be interested to see if this is to be replicated on the steel moonwatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    But I really really like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSlow View Post
    Jeez that is horrific.
    One of these...

    I am partial to a beautiful bright burgundy bezel though.

    I'm sure this is only the opening salvo in a 50th anniversary LE series. If they can shift these they can shift anything.

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    I like it, looks like a good copy of the original and that's no bad thing. Price will be silly, but at least it's more praiseworthy than yet another steel derivative........a theme that they've done to death to say the least!

    I think the red bezel and black markers works, but I thought that when I saw pics of the original. One of the classiest things Omega have done for a long time.

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    Its even has a DON , must be worth it for that alone

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    Again a limited edition from Omega 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

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    A Black dial and leather strap may have saved the day but too much bling for me!

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    Some more pics on Hodinkee, it’s got a small meteorite moon on the back :-)

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    Thumbs up

    Absolutely hideous! Only pimps need apply

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    For all those who hate them, please send them to me. Omega don't make a bad watch. I could "watch" them for hours, days, weeks................. You get the idea! :)

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