Granted that the Omega x Swatch collaboration singlehandedly swept the watch world off its feet earlier this year. There was nothing as spectacular, unexpected or downright ambitious in at least the few months preceding it (barring of course, and we’ll assume you’ve made your peace with it by now, the announcement of the 5711 being discontinued).
That Omega x Swatch collaboration is still lighting up backchannels within the watch industry where it is second-hand retailing for over 10 times its retail price – more in certain where demand is soaring.
Beyond that collaboration, Omega has released some outstanding novelties this year and the good news is that you can get your hands on them at the Dubai Mall.
It includes seven new models of the 45.5mm Seamaster Ultra Deep which is water resistant up to 20,000 ft. Six of them are made from the proprietary O-MEGASTEEL material.
From tool watch to dress watch, the 2022 collection of the Seamaster Aqua Terra comes in two sizes (34mm and 38mm) and a range of dial shades including, blue, green, saffron and green, among others. The 34mm models have 18k white gold hands and indexes.
A 1952 launch, revamped for 2022 and now available at Dubai Mall, is the Constellation collection. The Constellation 41mm with ceramic bezel rings and dials in white, rhodium-grey, gradient-green and burgundy also have case options ranging from 18K yellow gold and stainless steel to 18K Sedna Gold.
For smaller wrists, there are 12 new 29mm Constellation Aventurine pieces made from aventurine dials – each of them unique – and options for the bezels paved with diamonds. Omega chose the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8700 or 8701 treatment for the all-gold models.
The Speedmaster ’57 collection is back as well celebrating this year and is one that is its 65th anniversary this year. It’s kitted with the manual-winding Omega caliber 9906, certified as a Master Chronometer by METAS. It has a co-axial escapement and boasts of a 60-hour power reserve. The stainless steel case doesn’t feature crown guards and frames a sunray-brushed dial that is offered in variants of black, green, burgundy and blue. The tachymeter bezel, meanwhile, is laser engraved and coloured using laser technology too.
One of the strongest releases from Omega this year though remains the Speedmaster Moonwatch Moonshine Gold, whose 2022 versions include one with a gold dial, black ceramic bezel ring and blackened subdials and indexes, and the other with a PVD green coated dial and a green ceramic bezel ring.
If that hasn’t got your attention, then maybe the fact that it is now powered by a Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 3861 is really all you need to know to seal the deal.