Putting on my Speedmaster Professional 50th anniversary this morning, I couldn't help but reflect and smile on the huge announcement from Omega. The decade has just begun and Omega dropped a bombshell with the announcement of the Omega Speedmaster Caliber 321 in stainless steel.* By now, you would have read that this particular watch was inspired by the third-gen style that astronaut Ed White wore during America's first spacewalk in 1965 (often referred to as the "First Omega in Space"). Making a modern interpretation of a historically significant watch can be very tricky and contentious. We know that a watch can't just be a carbon copy of the vintage one, but at the same time it needs to pay respect to the one before it. It's a fine balance, with every detail potentially making or breaking the overall essence of the watch.* Over The Moon This is one beautiful and thoughtfully executed Speedmaster and what I think many Speedmaster lovers have longed-for. The star of the show is, of course, the calibre 321. Unlike the Speedmaster Professional, this piece is 39.7mm, making it a perfect match for my slender wrist. I love the use of ceramic for the bezel, the…

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