Omega has just introduced a pair of new bi-color Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch models using the brand’s proprietary 18-karat Moonshine Gold or Sedna Gold. Besides the new bi-color case and bracelet, these are, basically, the Moonwatch we all already know. That means a 42mm case on a bracelet with gold center links, sapphire crystal, and caseback, and using Omega’s manually-wound Master Chronometer caliber 3861. Both of these new Moonwatches have ceramic Ceragold bezels. Much like with the hands, the Moonshine Gold version has a silver sunray dial with matching Moonshine Gold subdials, while the Sedna Gold is PVD-coated with Sedna Gold.
I guess, in retrospect, it feels surprising Omega didn’t already have a two-tone Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch? Omega introduced its own Moonshine Gold in 2019 – in the gorgeous Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – and it’s a natural step to give us a two-tone option after making that initial all-gold statement. After that anniversary limited edition, Omega eventually rolled out its proprietary gold alloys into general production. Back in 2022, Omega added a Moonshine Gold Moonwatch (its yellow-gold alloy) to its existing lineup of Canopus Gold (proprietary white gold alloy) and Sedna Gold (rose gold). Two-tone is also something Omega has had in its back catalog, having introduced the first two-tone Speedmaster back in 1983.
Given Omega’s continued commitment to all-gold Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, it seems natural that they’d slip something in between the standard stainless steel Moonwatch and those more luxurious precious Speedies. Those all-gold Moonwatches are all $40k-plus, while a standard, closed caseback Speedmaster Professional will set you back $7,100.

The new bi-color Speedmasters also sit a couple of grand below the two-tone Daytona ($20,100), and while the Speedmaster and the Daytona aren’t direct comps for all kinds of reasons we don’t need to get into at this precise moment, it felt relevant to at least mention.
It’s also an interesting footnote that, unlike existing Moonwatch models, these have ceramic Ceragold bezels. They have a ceramic ring, and the black tachymeter scale uses Ceragold, Omega’s mixture of ceramic and gold. This sets it apart from previous Moonwatch models that use aluminum inserts. Perhaps this will be rolled out more broadly in the future?
Regardless, these are the new bi-color Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch models. In these initial renderings, the Moonshine Gold seems better executed to my eye – the silver dial makes sense with a package that’s still primarily stainless steel and contrasts nicely with the black bezel. But judging a watch based on a few press renderings, it feels kind of like online dating before the first date. Let’s grab a drink together first, shall we?