Posts Categorized: Omega

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 6: 2011-2017

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In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the thirteen most noteworthy Speedmasters from 2010 to today, including the recently launched special edition for #SpeedyTuesday, the Speedmaster 38mm, and the Speedmaster Racing. 2011: Apollo XV 40th Anniversary Omega Speedmaster Apollo 15 […]

Comparative Review: The Modern and Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark II

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Every Tuesday on my website, www.fratellowatches.com, we tackle a topic related to Omega Speedmaster watches. This article comes to us from the “Speedy Tuesday” archives, and focuses on my opportunity to review, compare and contrast the modern Omega Speedmaster Mark II with its vintage predecessor from 1969. After the Omega Speedmaster Professional won the race to […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Constellation

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With the new year comes new watches, and with plenty of series celebrating anniversaries this year, only months and days now separate the market from some potentially very interesting updates. Among the models celebrating anniversaries is the Omega Constellation, which turns 65 years old in 2017. This will also be the 35th year of production for the Constellation’s “Manhattan” […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 2: The 1970s

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In this second installment of our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we explore some of the notable Speedmasters from the 1970s, including such milestone pieces as the first electronic Speedy and the watch worn on the famous Apollo-Soyuz space mission. 1971: Mark III, Omega’s first […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 3: The 1980s

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In the third chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the five most noteworthy Speedmasters from the 1980s, including such Reagan-era milestone pieces as the first Omega watch with an exhibition caseback and the first Speedy with a moon-phase. 1980: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11, Omega’s first […]

The Class of ’57: Omega’s 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions

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Sixty years ago, in the seminal year of 1957, Omega released not one but three wristwatches that have become collectors’ classics — the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300, and the Railmaster. At this year’s Baselworld, the brand pays tribute to all three with special, limited anniversary editions in its so-called 1957 Trilogy. The Omega 1957 Trilogy […]

Omega Introduces New Speedmaster 38mm and Moonwatch Automatic

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While many watch brands are gearing up for next week’s SIHH in Geneva, others are looking ahead to the even larger Baselworld show in March. Among the latter group is Omega, which this week offered a sneak preview of two of the new models it will launch at Baselworld 2017: the Omega Speedmaster 38 mm “Cappuccino” and […]

How Snoopy Ended Up on an Omega Speedmaster Dial

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It is no secret that besides writing about watches for fratellowatches.com, I also love to collect watches — especially iconic watches like the Rolex GMT-Master, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Rolex Datejust and, of course, the Omega Speedmaster Professional. I own several of the last model. Ever since I bought my first Speedmaster (more than 15 […]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

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In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our “Omega Milestones” E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 most important watches Omega has ever made. For the complete E-Special listing all 25, click here to download it from WatchTime’s online store. First […]