Omega X Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch

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Omega X Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch

Omega X Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch
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Omega has collaborated with Swatch to produce a playful take on its iconic Speedmaster chronograph
La Cote des Montres - March 24th, 2022

 
Joint Mission: Launch of the Bioceramic MoonSwatch

The design partnership, a first for Omega and Swatch, follows the popular trend of collaborations between luxury and street brands to create innovative new products that blend the best of both worlds. For Omega, the joint mission is both a fun undertaking and a respectful nod to the plucky company that risked it all to kick-start the ailing Swiss watch industry during the quartz revolution.

 
The brands have drawn their design inspiration from space, to create a collection of eleven Swatches named after planetary bodies, from the giant star at the centre of the solar system to the dwarf planet at its periphery.

 
All of the Swatches are in Bioceramic, a unique mix of two-thirds ceramic and one-third material derived from castor oil. Although colours like pink and pale blue offer strong clues that these are not your standard Speedmaster watches, a hard-core Moonwatch fan would be hard-pushed to find the difference in the overall look. The key Moonwatch design features are all there. The asymmetrical case, the famous tachymeter scale with dot over ninety and the distinctive Speedmaster subdials, which all work perfectly.

 
For Omega President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, the new collection is a source of pride. Omega’s long and distinguished history may have been cut short if it wasn’t for the vision and the courage taken by Swatch. The MoonSwatch collection salutes the saviours of our industry in a witty and accessible way. The Swatches are perfect for budding Moonwatch fans and I can’t think of a more appropriate icon for our shared project. We went to the moon, now we’re exploring the whole Milky Way. They’re great watches, in fantastic colours and they make me smile.”

 
The new collection, in rarely seen colours, is all about giving Omega’s professional timepiece a playful twist. Each MoonSwatch features its own mission statement, inspirational engravings and joint Omega X Swatch logos on the dial and crown. The battery cover on each watch features a depiction of its planet.

 
A spacesuit-ready Velcro© strap adds a final touch of astronaut chic.

 
For those wishing to “Reach for the Planets” a MoonSwatch is a great way to lighten up for the journey. The Swatches are only available in selected Swatch stores from 26th of March.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Swatch and Omega “reach for the planets”
 

with the Bioceramic Moonswatch Collection 
 


Swatch and Omega come together for an innovative take on the legendary Speedmaster Moonwatch.

Outer space inspires a new collection of eleven Bioceramic watches named after planetary bodies that will have you reaching for the stars.

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is legendary and a must-have for collectors. Bioceramic Moon-Swatch collection makes the iconic design accessible to fans everywhere.

Only available in selected Swatch stores as of March 26 for a unit price of € 250 - USD 260.

Mission to the Sun
 

The star of the collection in bright sun-brushed gold  
 


This star of the show in bright sun yellow has a sophisticated sun-brushed style dial and white Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand, subdial hands and tachymeter scale are in orange. The subdials and bezel background in white.


Mission to Mercury
 

A tribute to the fast-moving winged messenger in deep grey  
 


With its intense deep grey colour and metallic grey Velcro© strap, this watch means business. The chronograph seconds hand, subdial hands and tachymeter scale are in white. The subdials and bezel background in black.


Mission to Venus
 

Celebrates the planet of love in powdery pink with oval subdials  
 


On this bold watch, the white Velcro© strap perfectly offsets the powdery pastel pink. Oval subdials embellished with diamond-like details on the edges add a touch of feminine elegance. The hours, minutes, chronograph seconds hand and counter hands are also pink.


Mission to Mars
 

Fiery red tones meet “Alaska Project” watch hands  
 


On this tribute to Mars, fiery red tones contrast with the bright white dial and Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand is red, while both the hours and minutes subdials sport unique red hands in a playful spacecraft shape.


Mission to Neptune
 

Celebrating the ice giant in a freezing deep blue  
 


An intense combination of deep navy blue tones and black Velcro© strap make this watch perfect for lovers of the dark. For contrast, the chronograph seconds hand, subdial hands and tachymeter scale are in white.


Mission to Jupiter
 

Bronze-colored collectable with orange “Ultraman” seconds hand  
 


For those who like to keep it classic, this watch has elegant beige tones perfectly offset with a black Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand and subdial hands are in orange.


Mission on Earth
 

A celebration of our precious planet in blue and green  
 


Eco-astronauts will love this earthy green watch with navy blue Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand and counter hands are in brown. The subdials are in white. As is the tachymeter scale on the blue bezel background.


Mission to the Moon
 

Follows the exact design and dimensions of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch  
 


Get (almost) real with this steel grey watch finished with a black Velcro© strap. All hands and the tachymeter scale are in white, just like the original Moonwatch.


Mission to Uranus
 

Pale blue tribute to the Greek god of the sky  
 


Pastel airy blue meets a bright white Velcro© strap on this Mission piece. The Chronograph seconds hand, counter hands and tachymeter scale background are in white.


Mission to Saturn
 

Beautiful beige with Saturn’s rings at 6 o’clock  
 


On this model, sandy, cool beige tones contrast nicely with a brown dial and Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand, subdial hands and tachymeter scale background are also in brown. The seconds subdial depicts Saturn’s rings.


Mission to Pluto
 

Dedicated to the “dwarf” planet in gray and burgundy  
 


On this watch, light cool grey tones contrast with the dark grey Velcro© strap. The chronograph seconds hand and subdial hands are black, while the counters and bezel background are in two burgundy tones.
These playful tributes to the planets celebrate the collaboration between the plucky company that saved the Swiss Watchmaking industry and the iconic maker of the Speedmaster Moonwatch. What takes this collection into orbit is the fusion of the most innovative Swatch Bioceramic material with the key Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch design elements. There’s the asymmetrical case, the iconic ’dot over ninety’ on the tachymeter scale and the distinctive Speedmaster subdials.

All dials feature the Omega X Swatch branding, the iconic Speedmaster logo and the new MoonSwatch logo. A closer look at the glass construction reveals the “hidden” ’S‘ integrated in the centre of the crystal. The circular pattern on the dial’s outer ring and subdials brings a refined touch to the design, complementing the sharp and smooth lugs construction. The hours, minutes, chronograph seconds hands and hour markers sport Super-LumiNova for a perfect glow in the dark.

The caseback on each Bioceramic Moonswatch is printed with the mission text and features intergated wording sure to inspire. “DREAM BIG – FLY HIGH – EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE – REACH FOR THE PLANETS.”

Every battery cover on the back has an image of the planetary body that inspires the design.
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