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The Next Generation Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Is Here

After what’s felt like years of speculation, followed by numerous false leads, and then an untimely delay on the heels of a global pandemic, the legendary Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch has finally gotten the update we’ve all been waiting for: an updated Master Chronometer-certified engine, a new(ish) bracelet, and plenty of fan service in the dial, crystal and bezel for good measure – all without forsaking the single most important detail about the perennially handsome Speedmaster: it is once again flight-qualified by NASA “…for all human space missions.” Speedy collectors may now breathe a collective sigh of relief, this is the worthy successor you wanted.
Of course, good looks alone never made watchmaking legends – and with the classic Speedy having rightfully earned its reputation from over 50 decades of space flight and exploration, filling those shoes would prove to be a great challenge indeed. But perhaps the delayed Speedy update in 2021 is right on time, with NASA h..

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Omega Updates Constellation Gents’ Collection With New Fifth-Generation Styles

While it may not be the marque’s highest-profile model line, the Constellation series is one of Omega’s most enduring nameplates as part of the collection since 1952. The design-focused model line has always been a showcase for Omega’s chronometer movements, but the most enduring change came in 1982 when the brand introduced a distinctive, streamlined new design that has remained the Constellation’s signature look ever since. For 2020, the Omega Constellation Gents’ Collection introduces the fifth generation of this style, substantially refreshing the entire model line as it enters a new decade.

There are 26 new models, all sharing the same elegant case geometry. Most models are sized at a contemporary 39mm, while a few 36mm versions are also available. While different models interpret the look in stainless steel, 18k yellow gold, Omega’s own 18k Sedna rose gold, and two-tone combinations, the basic style remains the same. Major changes from the previous generation include a new poli..

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Interview With Third-Generation Marathon Watches Leader Mitchell Wein

Based outside Toronto, Canada, with a dedicated watch assembly facility in La Chaux de Fonds, Marathon Watch Company is a brand timepiece collectors must know about. Not only is Marathon the last real direct supplier of watches to military forces, but it also makes some of the finest tool watches around. Marathon watches have been known among dedicated aficionados for some time, but to a large degree, collectors still don’t know about the brand. Part of this is due to the fact that Marathon has only been selling its products to the general public for about a decade — despite producing wristwatches for many decades.

Marathon is a family company, primarily run today by Mitchell Wein. His parents (who have some of the most interesting stories about 20th-century wristwatch history) are still technically an important part of the company, but Mitchell and his team handle the day-to-day operations of Marathon. Mainstream consumers probably know Marathon via its successful electronic clock bu..

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Interview With Third-Era Marathon Watches Chief Mitchell Wein

Based outside Toronto, Canada, with a dedicated watch assembly facility in La Chaux de Fonds, Marathon Watch Company is a brand timepiece collectors must know about. Not only is Marathon the last real direct supplier of watches to military forces, but it also makes some of the finest tool watches around. Marathon watches have been known among dedicated aficionados for some time, but to a large degree, collectors still don’t know about the brand. Part of this is due to the fact that Marathon has only been selling its products to the general public for about a decade — despite producing wristwatches for many decades.

Marathon is a family company, primarily run today by Mitchell Wein. His parents (who have some of the most interesting stories about 20th-century wristwatch history) are still technically an important part of the company, but Mitchell and his team handle the day-to-day operations of Marathon. Mainstream consumers probably know Marathon via its successful electronic clock bu..

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Interview With Third-Generation Marathon Watch Leader Mitchell Wein

Based outside Toronto, Canada, with a dedicated watch assembly facility in La Chaux de Fonds, Marathon Watch Company is a brand timepiece collectors must know about. Not only is Marathon the last real direct supplier of watches to military forces, but it also makes some of the finest tool watches around. Marathon watches have been known among dedicated aficionados for some time, but to a large degree, collectors still don’t know about the brand. Part of this is due to the fact that Marathon has only been selling its products to the general public for about a decade — despite producing wristwatches for many decades.

Marathon is a family company, primarily run today by Mitchell Wein. His parents (who have some of the most interesting stories about 20th-century wristwatch history) are still technically an important part of the company, but Mitchell and his team handle the day-to-day operations of Marathon. Mainstream consumers probably know Marathon via its successful electronic clock bu..