Luxury watchmaker Omega has unveiled the newest additions to its collection, with inspiration ranging from the outer reaches of space to the depths of the sea.
The Speedmaster watch is a standard element of an astronaut’s gear, so it’s only fitting that Omega would celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new timepiece. The Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Edition Watch is modeled after the piece designed for that seminal mission. Created in an edition of 7,969 pieces, the timepiece features a sub-dial adapted from the official Apollo 11 mission patch, along with a dial covered in the same shatterproof Hesalite as the original Moon Watch.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Omega’s Co-Axial escapement, a milestone in watchmaking technology that allows for more accurate timekeeping. To commemorate the occasion, the company has launched the De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar in a limited edition of only 160 pieces worldwide. Crafted from 18-carat white and red gold with a matte black alligator band, the watch boasts a 55-hour power reserve and is able to recognize and adjust to the varying number of days in a month.
Spring will also see two new additions to the Seamaster collection, including the Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronograph jewelry variation, a diver’s watch set with 45 diamonds totaling 2.65 carats. For those with more subdued tastes, the new Aqua Terra collection swaps the rocks for a “Teak Concept” dial reminiscent of the luxe wooden accents on yachts—but flashier ladies looking for the accuracy of the collection’s “Si 14″ silicon balance spring need not miss out. The Aqua Terra Fine Jewelry range renders the Teak Concept dial in seven to 18 carats of vertically set diamonds, forever cementing the love affair between boats and bling.