SPEEDMASTER SPEEDY TUESDAY 2 ULTRAMAN LIMITED EDITION
HEROES NEVER DIE
The new Speedmaster Ultraman, the second collaboration between the “#SpeedyTuesday” movement launched by the Fratello Watches blog founder and Omega, is a nod to the famous kaiju of the same name from the late 1960s.
If there’s one hashtag that stands out in the Instagram watch community (professionals and amateurs), particularly among Omega aficionados, it’s the famous #SpeedyTuesday. It started by chance on a Tuesday in 2012 when Robert-Jan Broer, the founder of the Fratello Watches blog, published a photo of a Speedmaster with the words “speedy” and “Tuesday”. It sparked an entire movement that, over the years, grew to such an extent that it grabbed the Bienne brand’s attention and turned into a real object in 2017: the limited edition Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday. This year saw the 2nd limited edition (2012 available) piece launch in July called Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday 2 Ultraman or ST2 Ultraman to its friends.
The piece is named after the late 1960s Japanese TV series Ultraman and features dashes of the colours in the character’s costumes e.g. orange red on the chronograph’s central seconds hand, luminescent hour markers, “tachymeter” on the anodised aluminium bezel and the first three minutes on the counter at 3 (how long it takes for Ultraman to transform into a superhero in the series). The small seconds counter at 9 features the watermarked giant’s face that becomes clearly visible and orange when it gets close to a UV light fitted on a tool provided when you buy this Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday 2 Ultraman.
The famous mechanical self-winding 1861 calibre provides a 48-hour power reserve from inside the 42mm steel case. The watch wraps around the wrist on a black NATO strap with a single orange stripe in the middle or a black leather strap with bright stitching on the lugs.
Price: 6,350 CHF omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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