It’s fitting that Gravity star George Clooney is a fan of the Omega Speedmaster. First introduced back in 1957, Buzz Aldrin’s Speedy was also the first watch worn on the moon (Neil Armstrong didn’t wear a timepiece for his historic first steps).
Basically, the Speedmaster is one of the world’s most famous chronographs, and Clooney—one of the world’s most famous actors—wore one of his many Speedmaster Moonwatch Omega Co-Axial Chronographs to the premiere of his latest film Monuments Men at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin last month.
One thing watch aficionados love about the Speedmaster is that it never rests on its impressive laurels. Over the years, Omega has tweaked the case design to make it more durable and efficient, updated the escapement for accuracy and redesigned the dial and hands for legibility. Rumor has it that Omega is currently developing a Speedmaster for a space mission to Mars where temperatures range from -133°C to 27°C.
Our favorite new innovation is the “Dark Side of the Moon” model (pictured above), with its 44.25mm brushed and polished black ceramic case and co-axial caliber 9300 on a sleek nylon strap. Like Clooney it is simply dreamy!