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Old 21 July 2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Another 50th Anniversary Speedmaster !

This time in platinum, ......................... there can never be too many special editions for Omega !





https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/stories/321-is-back


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Old 21 July 2019, 01:52 PM   #2
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Well, it’s special. And wont cannnibalize SS sales.
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Old 21 July 2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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Nice watch! Meteorite subdials are cool but a full meteorite dial and black onyx subdials would have been AWESOME! IMHO
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Old 21 July 2019, 02:14 PM   #4
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I think it’s a well done release of the 321. We all kind of figured that when they brought the movement back it was going to go to a PM watch. I just hope that Omega will use the movement for an SS edition like the one above, sans meteorite dials.
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Old 21 July 2019, 02:50 PM   #5
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I like it a lot. Wonder what the price is going to be....
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Old 21 July 2019, 02:55 PM   #6
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This time in platinum, ......................... there can never be too many special editions for Omega !





https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/stories/321-is-back



But, this time it really is a special ďspecial editionĒ.

Well done, Omega.
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Old 21 July 2019, 03:08 PM   #7
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But, this time it really is a special “special edition”.

Well done, Omega.
In four days the SS Apollo Splashdown limited edition of 6973 units will be introduced.
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Old 21 July 2019, 03:11 PM   #8
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I think itís a well done release of the 321. We all kind of figured that when they brought the movement back it was going to go to a PM watch. I just hope that Omega will use the movement for an SS edition like the one above, sans meteorite dials.
This. I'm in if they do a regular stainless steel on bracelet sapphire sandwich version with a ceramic bezel for under $10,000 MSRP.
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Old 21 July 2019, 05:30 PM   #9
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Won't happen in steel. The steel speedmaster will get the updated 3861 from the 50th anniversary but not the 321 IMO.

This "new" 321 reference is being produced in small numbers at a new facility I believe. Platinum enables Omega to bump up the price and work on greater margin rather than pumping out higher volume. Expect these to be in PM for some time if not indefinitely.

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Old 21 July 2019, 05:46 PM   #10
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I’d guess Au$90000.
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Old 21 July 2019, 05:59 PM   #11
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Omega is cashingin on this 50th anniversary thing. There are already too many variations on the speedmaster and the hype is getting too much. Every 5 years they come up with a variation and people rushimg in. Is is actually the same wacth with thensame movement but with variation on the dials.
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Old 21 July 2019, 10:51 PM   #12
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That is a sweet looking watch. I like how they kept it simple (i.e. no Buzz Butt) but I also fear this will be way too expensive

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Old 21 July 2019, 10:55 PM   #13
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Wow, this thing is gorgeous. Platinum, onix, meteorite, white gold, ceramic, 321. Not a single detail isn't luxurious and perfectly executed.
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Old 21 July 2019, 10:58 PM   #14
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I like it a lot. Wonder what the price is going to be....
I'm wondering the same. Do we're have a price yet?
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Old 21 July 2019, 11:13 PM   #15
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My only gripe is I wish they used the CK2998 case for this. I'd prefer it to have the straight lugs and no crown guards. Otherwise, excellent execution and a proper tribute to an amazing accomplishment.
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Old 21 July 2019, 11:34 PM   #16
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That’s fantastic looking.
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Old 21 July 2019, 11:40 PM   #17
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That'll end up being like $50k watch. I suppose they'll sell to the "gotta catch'em all" pokeman-type speedy collectors with deep pockets.

Still, love the 321 being brought back, hoping something happens at Omega someday where they decide to get that down in a steel watch that's really faithful to the true Moon watch. Imagine there being a 'definitive' speedy in current production! That's what they are missing.
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Old 21 July 2019, 11:52 PM   #18
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Wow! That is beautiful
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Rolex uses rare elves to polish the platinum. They have a union deal and make like $90 per hour and get time and half on weekends.
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Old 21 July 2019, 11:55 PM   #19
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A beautiful start to the 321 introduction...nicely done Omega, imo.
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Old 22 July 2019, 12:01 AM   #20
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Omega is cashingin on this 50th anniversary thing. There are already too many variations on the speedmaster and the hype is getting too much. Every 5 years they come up with a variation and people rushimg in. Is is actually the same wacth with thensame movement but with variation on the dials.
Itís a different movement than the one currently used in the regular production moon watch which will be made in really small quantities. Itís also using a platinum case instead of SS which is already a huge bump in price.
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Old 22 July 2019, 12:23 AM   #21
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Wow, this thing is gorgeous. Platinum, onix, meteorite, white gold, ceramic, 321. Not a single detail isn't luxurious and perfectly executed.


Not just any meteorite - Moon Meteorite per the description. I didnít know we had access to moon rocks.


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Old 22 July 2019, 01:23 AM   #22
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I love the Speedy. I think Omega makes too many LEs.

This is perfect.
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Old 22 July 2019, 01:56 AM   #23
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But, this time it really is a special ďspecial editionĒ.

Well done, Omega.
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Old 22 July 2019, 03:01 AM   #24
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Good or bad, this time 321 is not limited edition :)
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Old 22 July 2019, 03:01 AM   #25
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Reality is, with a 321 movement, made in actually small quantities, and in platinum. Compare that to the SS daytona, which at gray market will likely be about the same price as this offering. 321 Speedy is a massively better deal, and hell you can actually read the thing. Then of course there is the materials, onyx and moon rock, compared to the dinner plate material on the ceramic daytona.
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Old 22 July 2019, 03:04 AM   #26
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Although I have LE Speedmaster fatigue, this is one LE I really like. Looks very well executed and luxurious. But I'll have to wait and see the price tag...
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Reality is, with a 321 movement, made in actually small quantities, and in platinum. Compare that to the SS daytona, which at gray market will likely be about the same price as this offering. 321 Speedy is a massively better deal, and hell you can actually read the thing. Then of course there is the materials, onyx and moon rock, compared to the dinner plate material on the ceramic daytona.
This will cost a lot more at MSRP compared to the market price SS Daytona. Omega has other Speedmasters in platinum with a Moonphase at 44mm with a strap and those are priced at about $55k. With this being a 321 movement in platinum I can see this one retailing for $60-$65k MSRP.
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Old 22 July 2019, 04:30 AM   #28
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Beautiful with 321, please make it in steel.
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Old 22 July 2019, 04:57 AM   #29
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This will cost a lot more at MSRP compared to the market price SS Daytona. Omega has other Speedmasters in platinum with a Moonphase at 44mm with a strap and those are priced at about $55k. With this being a 321 movement in platinum I can see this one retailing for $60-$65k MSRP.


I was thinking more along the pricing of their recent gold offering at 33,000 or so. I mean platinum while hard to work with, is really far below gold at this point.


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Old 22 July 2019, 06:29 AM   #30
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I don't believe this platinum 321 Speedmaster has anything to do with the 50th anniversary, and it is not a limited edition. It is a limited production which means Omega is free to make as many as they get orders for, which will probably be low because of the price.

My understanding is there will be a stainless steel Speedmaster with the 321 but in what form is open to speculation. Also, the SS 321 will probably cost considerably more than the typical SS Speedmaster. I am guessing $12k-$15k because of the limited production of the 321 movement.

All of this information, except for the prices, was presented at a gathering hosted by the president(?) of Omega as reported by Robert-Jan at Fratello. It was also stated at that time that the 321 would not be in the 50th Anniversary Speedmaster, which turned out to be true.
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