⌚Omega's New Space Watches!

New Omega meteorite dials, Muhle's bronze release and more!

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This is Watch Bites. This week, we’re going into space with Omega, celebrating 30 years of Mühle-Glasshütte, and more, so check your wrist, recline your seat, and let’s get into it!
🍿 5 min read

Here's what we got today:

  • Sinn re-launches a brand icon, for better or worse 👀

  • Victoria Beckham has her own Breitlings 🇬🇧🇨🇭

  • The coolest vintage Rolex? ☑️

  • Mühle-Glasshütte’s latest watch is a banger 🇩🇪💥

The numbers above represent market trends in secondhand watch prices. The “Price“ column represents the average secondhand price for the top 30 watches of each brand. This data is sourced from Watch Charts.

Watch News

Omega’s Constellation Range Goes Inter-Galactic

Those of you who have been paying attention will know that Omega has been turning up the heat recently, with a few eye-catching releases across their Seamaster and Speedmaster lines. Now, a long-overdue update to the Constellation collection has touched down in the form of a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. Yes, you read that correctly. Omega has added a selection of stunning meteor dials, carved from the oldest meteor on earth, no less. 

While on paper, this is just a dial update (the movements and basic design of the watches remain the same), it feels like so much more; the textured depth that this cosmic stone adds to the previously flagging Constellation watches provides the perfect amount of pizzazz to an often overlooked collection. There are multiple color variants - gold for the bankers and their wives, silver/grey for the everyman, and blue and green for the more weird daring collectors. These are an absolute hit, so don’t be surprised if you see them more often from here on out.

Mühle Glasshütte Hits The Jackpot On Their 30th Birthday

It’s a shame that more people don’t rave about Mühle Glasshütte’s watches. After all, this family-founded-and-run business manufactures some of the most underrated timepieces in the world and has been doing so for quite some time. Officially, the Mühle family’s work in horology dates back to the 1300s but the company, as it’s known and registered today, has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with the release of an extraordinarily understated ticker - the 29er Big Bronze Edition 1994.

A 42.4mm polished bronze housing wraps around the striking ‘Mühle Blue’ dial, the seemingly unending depth of which is broken up by polished gold applied indices. Lumed baton hands only add to the perfect legibility of the watch, while tasteful flourishes of red in the date window and on the seconds hand create a sense of detail that’s far more impressive than it has any right to be. This is a very complex design disguised as something simple which, anyone with experience will agree, is a challenge to accomplish. It’s edgy and masculine while somehow still being a very passive, under-the-radar piece and if you’re into nautical watches, you’re probably wiping the drool off your chin right now.

Watch Fact

The Vacheron Constantin 57260 is considered by most to be the most complex mechanical timepiece on Earth, with no less than 57 complications!

3-Watch Collection

3 Watch Collection: Blue Edition

Blue watch faces haven’t been around very long, relatively speaking. Despite that, they’ve made a hell of a splash and are now a fundamental part of the horological world. Here’s a run-down of the ultimate trifecta of blue-faced timepieces for the modern Smurf fanatic.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M (Sport watch) -  I can already hear some of you lamenting over why this pick isn’t a Rolex Smurf and you need to get over that. Smurfs are great but they’re not quite as fun (or as affordable) as Omega’s Aqua Terra, which feels like the best possible version of your first watch. Get one on a rubber strap to minimize dings and maximize wrist sweat for $6,000.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavor Perpetual Calendar (Dress watch) - This Moser has perhaps the most captivating blue dial of all time, thanks to the ‘Grand Feu’ enamel work that defines its Abyss Blue fumé look. Inside, the HMC 800 calibre runs a flawlessly complex perpetual calendar movement that contrasts the simple outward appearance of this Endeavour. At $85,000 it ain’t cheap but nothing this good ever is.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Blue Ceramic (Everyday watch) - If a blue dial alone isn’t enough, here’s an AP that’s as blue as a watch comes, with an all-blue ceramic case and bracelet, as well as a blue Grande Tapisserie dial and subdials. Somehow, despite its blocked-out-blue build, it’s not a ridiculous timepiece and would actually look great on the wrist of anyone who can foot the $132,000 price tag.

Total Collection Cost (USD): $223,000

Watch News Bites

Quick Bites

  • The latest member of Louis Moinet’s watch family is a playfully serious timepiece with a futuristic slant. The Astronef Techno has no less than two tourbillons and a microchip-esque wafer dial. Can anyone afford it? Unlikely.

  • Breitling’s new collaborative collection with Victoria Beckham (the artist formerly known as Posh Spice, if you will) is a slick set of 36mm Chronomats that could be unisex, if not for the gaudy ‘VB’ counterbalance on the seconds hand…

  • With perhaps the most utilitarian dial on a non-tool watch so far this year, the Pangaea Day Date 365 from MeisterSinger boasts some serious love/hate energy due to its busy but simple face. Underneath it all, though, this is a great ticker.

  • Sinn has re-hashed one of the oldest models in their catalogue with the new 103 St Ty Hd (no, that’s not a typo). Although this pilot’s chronograph has its charms, it’s a chunky boy that doesn’t feel quite as awesome as its famous predecessor.

Pre-Owned Watch Deals

Watch Scout by Watch Bites

Tudor Glamour Date Champagne Dial

  • Case: Stainless steel, 46mm

  • Condition: Excellent

  • Box & Papers: Yes, box and papers included

Rolex Explorer II 16570
  • Case: Stainless steel, 40mm

  • Condition: Very good

  • Box & Papers: Papers included

Vacheron Constantin Overseas

  • Case: Stainless steel, 41mm

  • Condition: New, unworn

  • Box & Papers: Yes, box and papers included

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