Swatch Creative Director Carlo Giordanetti Outlines the Omega Speedmaster MoonSwatch Collaboration

Translating an iconic design to bioceramic, the fever for the watches, the future of the collection and more

For Carlo Giordanetti—creative director of Biel, Switzerland-based Swatch—the last few weeks have been momentous. On 26 March, the playful watch brand debuted an unexpected collaboration with luxury watchmaker Omega. It was a loyal translation of Omega’s Speedmaster, specifically the beloved Moonwatch model, whose fourth generation was worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts during the first moon landing. Dubbed the MoonSwatch, the collaborative collection featured 11 models …

Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial Chronograph

One of five models to celebrate luxury Swiss watchmaker OMEGA’s partnership with Orbis International (a non-profit NGO that helps with critical eye care worldwide), this stainless steel Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial Chronograph features a self-winding movement and 52-hour battery reserve. Several design touches—the Orbis Teddy Bear counter-weight on the seconds hand, in particular—nod to the welfare organization. For each watch sold, OMEGA donates a portion of …

Speedmaster Moonwatch Anniversary Limited Series

This magnificent “18k Moonshine gold” Moonwatch Anniversary Limited Series timepiece commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, during which astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong each wore an Omega Speedmaster. Limited to 1,014 pieces, the 42mm watch features an Omega 3861 manual-winding movement, visible through an exposed caseback. It’s a beautiful, meaningful watch with precise functionality. Contact an Omega boutique about …