Omega unveils two new Chronoscope Speedmasters ahead of the Paris Olympic Games

Two new Speedies in Moonshine gold and stainless steel were just dropped

As the long-standing official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, Omega has kept up a tradition of dropping Olympic-themed watches to commemorate each edition. With Paris being the home of this summer’s Olympics, Omega saw fit to take on its official colours—gold, black, and white—and drape them over their 1940’s-styled Chronoscope Speedmaster.

Only one of those watches is solid gold with a black ceramic bezel, and the other comes in traditional stainless steel with an anodised aluminum bezel for full vintage vibes. The steel model gets the three-colour treatment by including gold for the hour markers and hands.

Moonshine gold is warm and lustrous, and according to Omega, very durable. Photo by Omega

The gold here is Omega’s proprietary Moonshine formula—a name that has always struck us American’s as a little funny, given the potent home-brewed booze that immediately jumps to mind—but there’s nothing nasty about this alloy. In hand, Moonshine gold is warm and lustrous, and according to Omega, very durable. Moonshine gold looks especially lovely when brushed, and there’s no shortage of that finish on this new Olympic-themed Chronoscope Speedmaster, including the three-link bracelet formed from solid gold ovals.

The embossed solid caseback notes the occasion. Photo by Omega

To make sure no one misses the Olympic tie-in, Omega has included an embossed solid caseback that notes the occasion of the 2024 Paris Olympics. In pervious years, Omega has included the Olympic rings on the dial, which put off some collectors and casual consumers who like those models but have little reason to remember games they did not attend, or perhaps didn’t even view on TV, when checking the time. This year’s strategy of using only the caseback seems wise.

Inside both the steel and gold models is Omega’s well-proven Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908 / 9909, certified by METAS—a certification that assures the watch exceeds industry standards for precision, shock absorption, and magnetic resistance.

The stainless-steel model will sell for US$9,800, and the gold model will sell for US$51,400.

This story was first published on Robb Report USA