Omega Revives A NASA Movement For This Speedmaster Moonwatch

Jan 8, 2020

Category: Gear

In 1965, American astronaut Ed White performed a 36-minute spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission. On the Texan-born pilot’s wrist was a third-generation OMEGA Speedmaster watch, which remains the only piece of wrist-worn horological gear approved by NASA for extravehicular activity and the only watch to be used on all six lunar missions. 55 years on and OMEGA has just announced that it’s not only releasing this wildly-iconic watch in a modern stainless steel spec, but it’s also reintroducing the equally-coveted Calibre 321 movement.

This famous manual-winding chronograph movement packs a Breguet balance-spring, column-wheel mechanism, and 18K SednaTM gold PVD-coated finish. Distinguishing the 321 from OMEGA’s 1863 movement is the former chronograph’s column wheel actuator, as opposed to the cam-actuated function in the latter. Enveloping the Calibre 321 is a 39.7mm steel case with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal case-back that allows the movement’s interworkings to be seen. Complimented by a matching stainless steel band, the new watch’s dial features 12-hour and 30-minute recorders, Moonwatch hands, a tachymeter bezel, and a period-correct 1960s OMEGA logo. The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph Calibre 321 has been priced at $14,100.

Purchase: $14,100

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