We are officially in icon territory. The Omega Speedmaster is one of those watches where you can remove the brand name and still know the watch – just Speedmaster. Today, we’re looking at the most modern iteration of the famed Moonwatch with the METAS-certified caliber 3861.
Released in 2021, this watch represented the first major shift in the history of the NASA darling in decades. This is the watch collectors were asking for. The movement change was one thing, but so were the dial tweaks (the stepped design, where the inner dial is separated from the minute track), and the vintage-leaning five-link bracelet. All of it comes together to create a watch that speaks to the past but stays entirely timeless.
It’s almost overstated how important this watch is to space exploration, historically (the Speedmaster went to the Moon!), but that history is foundational to appreciating its status in the annals of horology. Put on your most realistic astronaut costume, prep for some EVA, and enjoy The Spec Sheet: Speedmaster edition.