Pre-Basel: Omega teases Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer, and it has a racing dial. Hooray!

Fact: Speedmaster enthusiasts are in for a treat this year. Why? Well, the iconic Speedmaster celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2017, and you can bet that Omega is going to give the Speedy the fanfare it so richly deserves. We’re already off to a good start as just a few weeks ago Omega announced the Speedmaster SpeedyTuesday limited edition (our story here), and now there’s this new Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer with a racing dial.

Speedmaster enthusiasts are going to be spoiled for choice this year.

Omega launches Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday limited edition watch

Today, January 10, is a very, very special ‘Speedy Tuesday’. Why? Well, earlier today Omega unveiled the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday limited edition, a watch that celebrates the online global community of #SpeedyTuesday fans, and marks Omega’s first e-tail effort.

Omega has given ‘Speedy Tuesday’ a big, official nod.

Watch-Spotting: We spotted a Speedmaster in ‘The Nice Guys’

‘The Nice Guys’ is a 2016 comedy/thriller that arrived and departed our shores in the Middle East with little fanfare. That’s a bit of a shame because it was a genuinely entertaining film starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and several other well known actors. The movie is set in Los Angeles in the 70s, and we spotted a couple of cool watches, one of which was an Omega Speedmaster.

The Speedmaster is clearly visible on Crowe's character in this shot.

The Speedmaster is clearly visible on Crowe’s character in this shot.

Watch-spotting: Phil Coulson’s watch on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t what you think it is…

With three seasons already under its belt, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is proving a popular TV show. It stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, a senior S.H.I.E.L.D. agent whose team is tasked with dealing with all sorts of interesting scenarios in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re now two seasons in, and we’d have gotten a lot further if we didn’t get sidetracked by our own mission to identify Coulson’s watch.

A promo shot with Maria Hill (left) and Phil Coulson (right).

A promo shot with Maria Hill (left) and Phil Coulson (right).

Omega to introduce a new moonphase Speedmaster at BaselWorld 2016

Ahead of BaselWorld 2016, Omega has announced a new Speedmaster. The Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer will become a part of the Speedmaster 9300 collection, and packs a new movement offering time, chronograph, and calendar/moonphase complications.

Omega is whetting our appetite with this stunning moonphase Speedmaster.

Omega is whetting our appetite with this stunning moonphase Speedmaster.

Watch-spotting: Cadillac ‘V’ Week

“Listen, one of our chief engineers is in town, and he’s wearing an Omega that his father first purchased back in the 60s. You’ve got to see it!” It’s a lovely thing to have colleagues in other industries who know what tickles your fancy. The sentence in quotes is the meaty end of a call we received from General Motors Middle East’s product communications manager. It was all we needed to fire back “We’ll be there!”

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at 'V' week.

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at ‘V’ week.