Omega is a luxury Swiss watchmaker that is based in Bienne, Switzerland. Omega has been the choice of watch for official timekeepers for many different events, organizations and people. For instance, the Olympic Games have used Omega time pieces for recording times since 1932. Omega was also the first watch brand on the moon, chosen by NASA, in 1969. It has also been the timepiece of choice for James Bond in his movies since 1995. Famous people and celebrities are also known to be Omega fans. Prince William is an Omega wearer, as well as George Clooney and President J.F. Kennedy. One of the most popular watches in Omega’s lineup, is the Speedmaster and it dates back to 1957 when it was first introduced and used in the Olympic Games as a sports chronograph. The watch was inspired by specific pieces used in another of Omega’s lineup, the Seamaster line. It was the tachymeter scale bezel that propelled Omega into the sports chronograph line, and influenced other features that are now a part of the Omega brand. Of course, over the years, watches have been a constant forward moving development, always raising the bar with quality. Those who are fans of the Speedmaster might be curious to know what the top models of the Speedmaster are available now, so let’s take a look at the top five Omega Speedmaster models out there right now.
5. Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon
The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is a very masculine looking watch; all black and sleek in design. It’s a watch that goes with just about any type of dress and one that many men find they can wear confidently for long periods without wanting to switch it out for another. This watch was constructed of an in-house developed caliber 9300 Co-Axial chronograph movement. One thing that makes the Speendmaster Dark Side of the Moon so aesthetic and pleasing to the eyes, is the all black ceramic case and dial. The case, itself, is 44.25mm thick, which is a nice thickness, but it wears smaller because of the shape of the case as well as the smooth-designed dome sapphire crystal case back. This has been one of the most popular versions of the Speedmaster for years and is still sought after for its look, comfortable wear, automatic movement, date feature and the sapphire crystal. It is also still available today.
4. Omega Speedmaster ‘Speedy Tuesday’ Limited Edition Watch
The Omega Speedmaster ‘Speedy Tuesday’ Limited Edition Watch has some unique features, and one that gives this watch its unique look, is the “reverse panda dial” which means that it is designed with a black dial with white sub-dials. Another rarity, is that Omega chose to use “radial” numerals on the sub-dials, giving it a more modern look. The watch was set in a 42-mm wide steel case that boasts an aluminum bezel insert and Hesalite crystal. Omega used a manually wound mechanical movement for this watch and 1861 caliber. If you are one who needs a watch that is easy to read in the dark, the Speedy Tuesday has an incredible luminant capability. Other features that make this a popular watch among men is the two-toned black and white NATO-style wrist strap that is also interchangeable with a brown leather, if you prefer, or the standard steel metal bracelet.
3. Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary
The Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary watch is related to the Moonwatch, only that it is an interpretation of the model, and sports a Sedna gold tachymeter bezel with a dark toned titanium case. To match the Sedna gold bezel, gold hands and hour markers were designed for the watch. One of the most unique features of the watch is that the dial was laser etched to create a look of covertness on the sub dials as well as the writing inscribed on the dial. This is a hearty watch that men find to be simple, yet luxurious. With the stainless steel bracelet, it’s a watch that can be worn for man different occasions, including every day wear, and it is one of the top Speedmaster models by Omega.
2. Omega Speedmaster ’57 ‘Vintage’ Watch
This model was launched in 2013 and was designed with a modern movement. It houses a caliber 9300 Co-Axial Chronograph – made in-house, movements, with a COSC Chronometer certifications, and it is considered one of the most beautiful of any Swiss in-house movements ever to be used and released in mass production. The it is contained in a 41.5 mm thick case. Omega purposefully designed the dial and hands to have a more vintage look by giving the watch a matte black face along with bright luminant for easy reading in the dark. A sapphire crystal was used to cover both the dial and the movement and it is water resistant up to 100m. The power reserve, complete with a silicon balance spring, is up to sixty hours. The dial also features a date window and Omega’s insignia at the top of the dial between the two sub-dials.
1. Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’
The Professional ‘Moonwatch’ is one of the best watches for the money and one of the classiest with its iconic design and beautiful strap and is one that astronauts still use today. The caliber used on this watch is the Lemania based hand-wound caliber 1861 with a Hesalite crystal, that also has a magnifying affect to make reading the dial easier, not to mention that the black-on-white dial is crisp and clear and the black tachymeter bezel is a sleek black to match . The whole casing is complete with an impeccable finish. What you get when you own the Professional ‘Moonwatch’ are nice accessories that really add to the swiftness of the watch. You will have two extra straps to interchange with, a tool to change the strap, as well as a loupe. Most men think this is a sweet deal and it is one reason this is one of the most popular Omega Speedmaster watches in Omega’s Speedmaster lineup.
If you are a big Omega Swiss watch fan, these are some of the most popular Speedmaster watches among men and are available today.