Reblog: Watch Brands Are Pairing Up Too — Style On The Dot

Swatch meets Omega. And a fresh take on the Speedmaster Moonwatch—the Bioceramic MoonSwatch. In a word: handsome The buzziest collaboration this month is the tie-up of Swatch and Omega. This is—as far as we’re aware—the first high-low pairing between timepiece brands. We didn’t see that coming, but we are also not surprised. Swatch teaming up […]

Watch Brands Are Pairing Up Too — Style On The Dot

Reblog: [Video] Hands-On: The New Omega × Swatch Speedmaster MoonSwatch “Mission to Mars” — Fratello Watches – the magazine dedicated to watches

Meet the Omega × Swatch Speedmaster MoonSwatch. A watch made of bioceramic (a unique mix of two-thirds ceramic and one-third material derived from castor oil) that looks very similar to the famous and iconic Moonwatch by Omega. As we’re pretty fond of Speedmasters ourselves here at Fratello, let’s have a look at this new MoonSwatch […]

[Video] Hands-On: The New Omega × Swatch Speedmaster MoonSwatch “Mission to Mars” — Fratello Watches – the magazine dedicated to watches

Timely Mission

The watch of the moment has to be the new Omega x Swatch partnership with the Speedmaster MoonSwatch.

Image via swatch.com

With its iconic stylings and jaw dropping price point (this time for how low it is) it has proved irresistible for watch fans with queues around the world extending long enough to almost make it to the moon.

Demand has far exceeded supply and rumours abound on what its future release schedule will be.

They look delightful and the initial demand is very promising to say the least, pointing to a very successful launch.

The question now is what will be the follow up? Will Swatch partner with another of its house brands? Will other watch companies try the same? Grand Seiko would be well placed to try something similar.

The only thing for certain is that there is quite the dilemma to like the look of this model . . .

Image via swatch.com

. . . and reconciling that it’s called, Mission to Uranus.

For this bureau’s eyes, the Jupiter model looks like the one to get if the buyer wants to pilot away from the classic look of the original.