NOTE: This watch has since been sold and is no longer for sale
Back in May 2012 Robert-Jan Broer, founder of Fratellowatches.com watchblog, started to use the SpeedyTuesday hashtag when posting pictures of his favourite watch model on Facebook, you guessed it right, the Omega Speedmaster.
Omega quickly understood this hashtag had huge potential so they decided to honour the creator of the hashtag by releasing a special version of the Speedmaster on January 10th 2017. Moreover Omega decided to offer this watch online only which was another first to them. And it did not take them more than few hours (!) to sell the complete batch of 2012 pieces.
This Speedy Tuesday version, limited to 2012 pieces worldwide only, was based upon the Alaska Project III model, created for NASA back in 1978 in a very low quantity. Very typical are the luminous radial subdials, thus giving shape to a reverse panda dial.
Another feature is the fully brushed case, including the aluminium bezel, pushers and the crown. It carries the old style applied Omega logo as another nod to the past and of course bears the hesalite crystal too. The movement is the robust handwind 1861 calibre that can be found in most modern Speedmasters nowadays. The case back is engraved with all credentials, including the limited edition number x / 2012.
The whole package came in a beautiful leather watch roll containing the watch, a strap tool and a spare nato strap. This watch roll is made out of the same brown vintage style leather as the standard leather strap on the watch with stainless Omega buckle.
Here’s your chance to grab your nearly new sample of this Speedy Tuesday #1, a real collectors item and solid investment as such! The watch in question has been worn few times by one person only, on an aftermarket leather strap, and shows nothing but a few hairlines.
The ultra complete set is located in the Netherlands and can be yours for €6900. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Splash image on top of the page is the official press picture by Omega, this is not a picture of the actual item for sale. The other pictures are from the item for sale and more can be requested of course.