Here’s something that you probably weren’t expecting: a collaboration between Swatch and Omega.
If you know a thing or two about watches, you’ll know that the Omega Speedmaster is a staple when it comes to collecting but, with a price tag of over $6,000, it’s not necessarily the most accessible of accessories.
Luckily, it seems as though the watch Gods have heard our prayers because the Swatch X Omega collection is set to offer a new model, and the price is pretty reasonable.
Want to find out more? Keep reading.
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Omega X Swatch collection
If you’re a watch collector, we have big news coming your way.
Luxury watch brand Omega and Swatch have teamed up to create 11 models similar to Omega’s iconic Speedmaster Moonwatch. The new models are named MoonSwatch.
The MoonSwatch measures the same 42mm as the Speedmaster, and they come in Bioceramic cases. Likewise, you can expect to see the familiar tachymeter and the Speedmaster subdial arrangement on the new collection.
If that wasn’t enough, each model references different planets within our solar system including Mars, Mercury, Saturn, etc. Pretty cool, right?
Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega president and CEO, shared: “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.”
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Omega X Swatch Speedmaster price explored
If you’re looking to buy the original Omega Speedmaster, you’re looking at a hefty $6,400. However, the new Omega X Swatch collection has made purchasing a Speedmaster – a MoonSwatch – all that more accessible.
According to Gulf Business, the new watch, in collaboration with Swatch, will be priced at just $260.
As the CEO of Omega stated, the low price reaches out to budding watch fans and a younger, fresh audience who may just be starting their watch collection journey. It’s a great idea if you ask us!
How to shop upcoming collection
Now you have the details on the MoonSwatch and you know the price, there’s just one question left: how can you bag yourself one?
As reported by Gear Patrol, the new collection unfortunately won’t be available online for now, but you can find it in select Swatch stores. The MoonSwatch is set to go on sale this Saturday on 26 March.
Good luck and happy shopping!