Swatch X Omega has recently launched a new version of its MoonSwatch called "Mission to Moonshine Gold". The watch is a variation on the original design, featuring a chronograph seconds hand coated in Omega Moonshine gold, which is made of recycled gold from the Swatch Group's certified refinery. The "Mission to Moonshine Gold" watch has been added to a group of 11 bioceramic, quartz Moonswatch designs that draw inspiration from the iconic Speedmaster and is priced at only US$260, making it an affordable option for watch enthusiasts.
Experience the contrast of affordability and luxury with this captivating image of the Swatch Mission To Moonshine and the Omega Moonshine Gold-inspired watch side by side.
The production process of the MoonSwatch Mission to Moonshine Gold watch involved a unique and exclusive element, which was the manufacturing of the golden seconds hand. Swatch produced the seconds hand under a full moon in February, and each watch sold comes with a certificate that confirms this interesting fact. The certificate adds to the exclusive nature of the watch and makes it a desirable collector's item for watch enthusiasts. The Moonshine coating has a negligible impact on the price of the new MoonSwatch, increasing it by about 25 Swiss francs (US$27).
Take a closer look at the fine golden second's hand of the Swatch Mission To Moonshine.
Swatch has limited the availability of the new Mission to Moonshine Gold watch to select cities, including London, Milan, Tokyo, and Zurich. The company chose these cities because of their association with gold. For instance, London was selected because it is the location where the price of gold is fixed globally. Similarly, the Paradeplatz in Switzerland is renowned for its banks and gold reserves, making it a fitting location for the watch's launch.
Each Swatch Mission To Moonshine watch comes with a certificate confirming the exclusive production of its gold second's hand under a full moon in February.
The Swiss watch company has not revealed the exact number of watches produced for their latest MoonSwatch release. Despite the company stating that it is not a limited edition, it was only available for purchase on 7 March 2023. Due to its limited availability for purchase on a specific day, the Mission to Moonshine Gold release can be considered a limited find.
The new MoonSwatch is not available online, and it is only available for a limited time. The original MoonSwatch also cannot be purchased online. Swatch's announcement has generated significant interest among watch enthusiasts, although many people may be unable to purchase the watch due to the limited availability of this product.
If you are interested in reading more about the Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch collaboration, check out the blog post HERE. It provides insightful analysis and commentary on this unique watch release and why the MoonSwatchs are a brilliant move for both companies.
Given the limited supply of the MoonSwatch, we understand that it might be difficult to get your hands on one. However, fear not! Our team of experts has assembled a range of original Omega Speedmaster watch bands that can help you achieve a diverse array of styles to meet your requirements.
20mm Grey Suede Quick-Release watch band
For a chic and modern look, pair your Omega Speedmaster with the Quick-release Grey Suede watch strap. This leather watch band features red and blue stitching that adds a pop of color and personality to your timepiece.
20mm Horween Chromexcel leather watch strap
Looking for a classic and timeless pairing? Try the Quick-release Brown Horween Chromexcel watch strap with beige stitching. This stylish and durable leather band is designed to fit 19mm to 21mm watches and will give your Omega Speedmaster a sophisticated and polished look.
20mm Italian Handmade Racer Quick-Release watch band
Add a touch of sportiness to your Omega Speedmaster with the Quick-release Blackish Brown Leather Racer Watch Band. This Italian handmade leather watch strap features a red stitching that adds a subtle but eye-catching detail to your beloved Speedy.
20mm Q.R. Tapered Quick-Release leather watch band featuring Zermatt leather lining
If you want to make a statement with your Omega Speedmaster, try pairing it with the Quick-release Orange Tapered Leather Watch Band. This bold and vibrant watch strap features light grey stitching and Zermatt leather for a unique and edgy look.
20mm G10 Military NATO Watch Strap with Cool PVD black hardwares
For a casual and rugged style, the Military Green NATO Watch Strap is an excellent choice. This nylon armband comes in a PVD Black hardware finish with a Military Green color tone, and it is designed to fit 20mm or 22mm watches. It adds a touch of ruggedness to your Omega Speedy and is perfect for everyday wear and outdoor adventures.
Written by Vienna.C., images by Toni and others as noted
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