One week away from the start of W&W2022, Omega and Swatch have probably launched the most-awaited and unexpected novelty on the market, in the form of the MoonSwatch, a collaboration between Omega and Swatch that pays tribute to the legendary Speedmaster Moonwatch and also to Swatch for its pioneering spirit, that saved the Swiss watch industry, from the Quartz crisis in the 70s and 80s.
We start by saying that the MoonSwatch is a faithful copy of the original Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, with exactly the same proportions, 42mm in diameter and 13.25mm in thickness, bezel with tachymeter scale where there is no lack of the dot over 90 and twisted lugs.
On the dial, the same layout of the historic Moonwatch, with three counters at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock, hands and hour markers with the same shape, and where there is no lack of inscriptions of Omega and Swatch logos at 12 o’clock, “Speedmaster” at 9 o’clock and ” MoonSwatch” at 3 o´clock.
The Bioceramic case, made two-thirds of ceramic and one-third of castor oil derivatives, is perhaps the biggest novelty, which gives the watch a contemporary look and is becoming Swatch’s signature. The entire watch body is made of this material, including the case, bezel, crown, pushers and case back. Inside, as expected, operates a quartz movement.
Altogether there are 11 new models in different colours and each one represents a different planet, which is drawn on the battery cover of each of the respective models. Not even the detail of the nylon Velcro strap is missing from the new MoonSwatch.
The watches will be on sale worldwide from the 26th of March in selected Swatch stores, with the sale being limited to two watches per customer, for the price of CHF 250.
We have a hard time saying which one we like best, but the classic with black dial, bezel and strap in a grey case is probably our choice. But all the other 10 models in different shades look equally dazzling and we can’t wait to be able to see them live and try them.
Brand: Omega x Swatch
Dial: Black, grey, yellow, rose, white, navy blue, baby blue, beige
Case Material: Bioceramic
Case Dimensions: 42 mm Diameter, 13.25 thickness
Case Back: Bioceramic
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Spacesuit-ready Velcro strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Price: CHF 250
Limited Edition: No
Availability: March 26, 2022