Will the moonwatch be discontinued?

Will the moonwatch be discontinued?

Swiss watch manufacturer Omega has announced the discontinuation of the Speedmaster Moonwatch on January 5, 2021. Why the current Moonwatch models have been taken out of production and whether there will be successors to the references 311.30. 42.30.

What was the original moonwatch?

The manual winding Speedmaster Professional or “Moonwatch” is the best-known and longest-produced; it was worn during the first American spacewalk as part of NASA’s Gemini 4 mission and was the first watch worn by an astronaut walking on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

How much is a moonwatch?

Prices at a Glance: Speedmaster Professional

Model, reference number Price (approx.)
Moonwatch Professional, 310. 8,500 USD
Speedmaster Professional Moonphase, 3876.50.31 6,200 USD
Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, 311. 4,600 USD
Dark Side of the Moon, 311. 9,200 USD

Is there an automatic moonwatch?

Hot on the heels of its latest release, the limited edition Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday,” Omega has decided to announce another Speedmaster, this time in the automatic range. The Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer has a so-called “racing dial” inspired by a 1968 Speedy.

Do Omega Speedmasters appreciate?

It does not matter if the watch is brand new and never worn. Generally speaking, the most popular Omega watches such as the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional and Seamaster steel tend to lose between 20-30% from the retail price.

Which watch was worn on the Moon?

Omega Speedmaster
Among watch enthusiasts, collectors, and just about everyone in between, the below photo of Buzz Aldrin photo inside the lunar module, wearing his Omega Speedmaster (Ref. 105.012), during the lunar landing mission has perhaps become as iconic as the timepiece featured.

Do Omega Speedmasters hold their value?

Omega Seamaster and Speed master are the most famous and in-demand Omega models. They will hold value even in the resale market as their demand is equally high. Speedmaster is one such model. The value may not depreciate as much even for limited editions as they are in demand.