Much of Omega’s 2020 launch programme has been upended by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, for which it is Official Timekeeper, and bouncing this year’s James Bond movie to November.
That could be a blessing in disguise as limitations on production make it more prudent to keep factories tooled for best selling models from previous years.
Omega is still rolling out some limited editions including two 38mm solid 18ct gold Speedmaster models that launched earlier this month. Regrettably, for the brand’s authorised dealers, the watches will only be available at Omega boutiques and its ecommerce websites.
The watches have the sporty chronograph subdials of the men’s models in the Speedy family and tachymeter scales on an aluminium bezel.
Women looking for maximum bling can choose the CHF 17,450 model, which has a dual bezel split between aluminium and an outer circle of 90 full-cut diamonds.
Options include a taupe-brown leather strap for a red gold edition with a silvery cappuccino dial and subdials.
The yellow gold version has an opaline silvery dial and is worn on a green leather strap.
Both watches use the Omega Co-Axial Calibre 3330 and come with a five-year warranty.