The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer

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As a brand, Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has a worldwide reputation for crafting pieces that appeal to a range of tastes and lifestyles. OMEGA is also the official timekeeper for many global sporting events and is responsible for many firsts – for example, one of the company’s most famous collections, the Speedmaster, was the first to set foot on the moon.

This extraordinary achievement is just one reason why OMEGA watches are so popular. The brand’s attention to detail, the precision of the pieces, their high quality and their stunning design, also explain why OMEGA is so sought-after by enthusiasts and public figures alike, from George Clooney to Daniel Craig and Prince William.

OMEGA Speedmaster Watches

NASA tested several watches, but the OMEGA Speedmaster was the only one to survive them in 1962. This catapulted it to the top of the list, considering it performed well in temperature, speed and pressure tests.

Astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster during the Mercury Sigma 7 Mission and, in 1969, astronaut Buzz Aldrin (who’s also a brand ambassador for OMEGA), wore a Speedmaster on his wrist as he stepped on the moon.

The Speedmaster is durable, accurate and offers a timeless, yet undeniably modern, appeal. Made to perform in even the harshest conditions, the Speedmaster, like other OMEGA watches, can take up to 500 hours to craft, showcasing the watchmaker’s commitment to quality and passion for excellence.

It’s also worth noting that the Speedmaster watches are classed as Master Chronometer as well, a title awarded only to the best of the best. To be a Master Chronometer, a watch must pass eight rigorous tests that examine features like shock resistance, power reserve and water-resistance.

The aim is to ensure that OMEGA Speedmaster watches can perform no matter what.

There’s a Speedmaster for everyone and for every occasion, as the collection is vast and varied, providing the perfect accessory and adventure piece for both ladies and gents. Below, we’re highlighting the Moonwatch, another iconic model in the collection.

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer

All OMEGA Speedmaster watches are sophisticated, reliable and robust, and the Moonwatch is no exception. This legendary timepiece was a part of all six moon landings and showcases OMEGA at its best. You can find this stunning model at Banks Lyon, as we stock both the Sapphire and the Hesalite versions, so take a look at why it’s such a fantastic piece.

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Hesalite 42mm Calibre 3861 Watch

This sophisticated model is made with hesalite crystal, which offers durability and sturdiness to the piece. Add to this a stainless-steel bracelet and case, and you can be confident that this is a perfect companion watch for your everyday life or outdoor adventures, as it won’t scratch or become damaged easily.

The five-arched-links-per-row bracelet, the asymmetrical case and the black step dial with a small seconds subdial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, all work together to create a truly stunning watch. And, if you’re looking for a dress piece, the lovely stainless-steel and black contrast offers a classy touch to any wardrobe choice.

On the caseback, you can find an embossed Seahorse medallion, and the piece is also water-resistant up to 50 meters. The bezel ring is made from anodised aluminium and the watch is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. There’s also a chronograph function to help you monitor your daily activities.

Interested in the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chonometer Hesalite 42mm Calibre 3861 watch? You can purchase it from Banks Lyon for £5,370 or from only £80.55 per month at 0% finance.

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer Sapphire 42mm Calibre 3861 Watch

Also a 42mm model presented on a polished five-arched-links-per-row bracelet, this Sapphire iteration is another fantastic choice for anyone seeking a precise, high-tech option for themselves or a loved one. From the boardroom or the track to an evening party or a hiking session, this watch will be right there with you.

This watch is made from sapphire crystal instead of hesalite, a scratch-resistant, beautifully transparent material that allows for maximum readability. Sapphire crystal is also highly resistant to nicks that could leave a mark on any other material.

The stainless-steel, asymmetrical case houses the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861, which drives this powerful piece. The watch has a chronograph function too and is water-resistant up to 50 metres.

Just like the hesalite model, the black step dial on this watch comes with a small seconds subdial, a 30-minute recorder and a 12-hour recorder.

The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chonometer Sapphire 42mm Calibre 3861 watch is available for £6,120 or from £91.80 per month at 0% finance.

Banks Lyon knows everything there is to know about OMEGA watches, so don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about a Speedmaster Moonwatch (or any other model) that caught your eye. Myles Harrison, our Lancaster store manager, is also an OMEGA Grand Ambassador, a prestigious title offered only to a few OMEGA connoisseurs.

So, get in touch with us on 07395 875 175 (WhatsApp) and we’ll be happy to help with anything you require, including assistance in purchasing the right watch for you.