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The Best of Basel 2017 Omega Content

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As the title says the best of Basel 2017 a video by Hodinkee of the Omega Boutique at Basel.  As this year is 60th anniversary of the Omega so they decided to bring some special pieces that will launch later on in the year. 3557 individual pieces of Railmaster CK2914, Speedmaster CK2915, Seamaster CK2913 and 557  of the trilogy set which consists of all 3 watches for the true Omega collectors. The cost of the set is $21000 and the indivdiuals watches range from $6900 for the railmaster.

All great pieces which are great re-makes of the original classics which Omega tried to make them as close to the originals but with a modern twist. I doubt they will not be a hit when they hit the Omega boutiques.  I am considering buying one of the watch watches myself the Speedmaster is the one for me.

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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 3570.50.00

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As the title says following are recent blogs of the SpeedMaster Moon watch, this is the modern version of the moonwatch st 145.022 it has not changed much since the previous model st145.022.  They has been a few subtle changes the dial is luminova rather than aged tritium dials which started around late 90s. The bracelet has been updated to modern style and feel with brushed and polished finish and a lot more robust.  The movement has been updated from Cal 861 to 1861 not sure what they did more than likely a slight modification on the Cal 861 which has been in moon watches for over 20 years.

The look is still the same with hesalite crystal and tachymetre bezel also the caseback is the same as previous model st 145.022, the changes  overhaul are very minor, the biggest change is the look modern or vintage which just comes down to taste personally vintage look for me always.  The luminova dials glow really bright in the dark as the vintage stuff does not glow at all as tritium loses its luminosity the longer it ages.

There is actually an newer version to this model, made a few years back only difference is they gave this a new model number and updated the bracelet with screws and a pins instead of the pin and tube just to make it easy to remove links and possibly less chance of age related stretch.  However they added a huge briefcase style box that weighs a ton and bumped the price up to £3390 from around £2700 but the actual watch head stayed the same.

If your are looking for a modern speedmaster moonwatch this is the one to buy 3570.50.00 if you want a vintage moonwatch then look for the st 145.022 as prices are still good and not gone crazy yet.  The earlier moon watches are stupid crazy money and hard to find.

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