New Swatch x Omega series capture Earth's splendour
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New Swatch x Omega series capture Earth's splendour

New Swatch x Omega series capture Earth's splendour
The Desert.

To fulfil childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut and gazing back at Earth from space, Swatch has collaborated with Omega to launch the new Bioceremic Moonswatch series, which captures the splendour of the planet.

The Bioceramic now comes in three new hues, drawing inspiration from natural phenomena: lava, deserts and the aurora borealis. The Omega x Swatch logos appear on the dial and crown of each watch, and their mission statement is displayed on the caseback.

Every battery cover has a motif of the planet Earth, and an adjustable Velcro strap with contrasting topstitching matching the case colour provides the finishing touch of chic astronaut style. The hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova for a perfect glow-in-the-dark effect.

The chronographs boast iconic features of the original Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch -- the first watch to go to the Moon -- such as the asymmetrical case, the tachymeter scale with the dot over the 90, and the typical Speedmaster subdials.

The Lava model is a nod to Omega's 1968 Speedmaster Moonwatch Ultraman model, with its famous orange chronograph hand. It evokes situations where lava, ash and gas rush out of the Earth's crust. Today, roughly 1,670 active volcanoes have been identified worldwide and around 60 erupt each year.

The Polar Lights model pays tribute to the fabulous aurora borealis and the Speedmaster in Omega's Alaska II and III projects. Its turquoise colour is reminiscent of the prodigious display of colours in the sky at the North Pole. Inspired by aventurine glass dials, the blue dial is studded with little stars of tiny silver-coloured flakes, while the numerals and indexes on the three subdials use the radial format.

The Desert model comes in a sand colour, and the dial and strap come in greige (taupe), bringing to mind the vast expanses of sand that cover over a fifth of the Earth's landmass. The Sahara is the world's largest desert, spanning over 9 million square kilometres in Africa. It has an arid climate, with daytime highs exceeding 50C and nighttime lows below freezing.

The Polar Lights. photos courtesy of SWATCH GROUP THAILAND


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