Time To Move Omega - Our Top PicksWritten by Alvin Wong
Making it pop.
Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
Omega powers into 2019 with an all-star ensemble loaded with megawatt excitement and glamour. Covering all bases, Omega’s best-selling collections are well-represented here, with each boasting a highlight or two to send desirability levels into overdrive.
Omega’s new women’s watches rock with bejewelled vivacity, primarily with the Constellation Manhattan collection. Clad in Sedna gold, the offerings captivate with measured flamboyance, pampering women with choices that include one version with aventurine glass dial (above), as well as models with white opal dials and bracelets set with diamonds that evoke shooting stars.
Over on the men’s side of things, Omega ramps it up with easy-to-please creations from its bestselling collections. The Constellation Globemaster (above), for one, flexes its appeal as an updated legacy model. The Globemaster was the first watch to be accorded the Master Chronometer certification, and it returns this year in an annual calendar version, housed in a stainless steel case with fluted bezel and black dial (for the record, all of Omega’s men’s watches this year are Master Chronometers).
Even so, it is with the sports models that Omega really turns up the heat. The Seamaster offerings are especially interesting, replete with additions and surprises that include chronograph variants (Seamster Diver 300M), a new line with orange ceramic bezel (Seamaster Planet Ocean, above), and our favourite, an unabashedly loud Seamaster 300 in 18K yellow gold with green malachite dial and matching crocodile strap (below).
And just when we thought that things couldn’t get any better, there are the new Speedmaster watches. We love the new iterations of the Speedmaster Moonphase, offered in blue, red or green bezels with diamond, red ruby, or green sapphire-set hour markers, respectively. But the mother lode has to be the Speedmaster Apollo II 50th anniversary editions. The version in ‘moonshine’ gold and burgundy bezel, capped at 1,014 pieces, is definitely the baller.
However, fans who desire a less showy and more affordable option have the equally awesome Speedmaster Apollo 11 in stainless steel (above), with moonshine gold accents on the bezel, indexes and sub-dials. Limited to 6,969 pieces, this model is no less beautiful and enticing, featuring a caseback laser-etched with the likeness of man’s first footprint on the moon.
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Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.