Earlier this year, Omega introduced its gold Speedmaster Professional Master Chronometer watches. There were options in both Canopus gold (Omega’s white gold alloy) and Sedna gold (Omega’s rose gold alloy) announced. Not only did we have the opportunity to go hands-on with both, but we also had the chance to line the Sedna model up against that “other” must-have chronograph, the Rolex Daytona in Everose. What followed was a blow-for-blow comparison bound to titillate any serious watch lover.

We did this comparison in a very biased video here, but we also had two writers, each with a preference for one of the chronographs, go head to head. In this case, Jorg took it up for the new Sedna gold Omega Speedmaster Master Chronometer and Ben picked his favorite, the Rolex Daytona in Everose.

Gold Omega Speedmaster in Sedna

Chronographs clash!

You were able to vote at the end of the article for the writer with which you agreed. It resulted in a 53% advantage for the Sedna gold Speedmaster and 47% for the Rolex Daytona in Everose. Both brands had to deal with their fair share of the criticasters. Predictably, Rolex suffered from its lack of availability. Similarly, the wealth of Speedmaster variations was a damning concern of many.

The Midas touch

But the Daytona is still material magic for many watch enthusiasts. That’s still true in spite of the ridiculous situations regarding availability and mindblowing grey market prices. However, the same can be said for the ticket price of any Sedna gold Speedmaster, or any gold Speedmaster for that matter (the Canopus was even more expensive). It’s now been 10 years since Omega discontinued its regular collection gold Moonwatch. Clearly, the demand for gold editions has returned. Whether these pieces hang around in the regular collection for long, however, remains to be seen.

As the comparison article was not a #SpeedyTuesday article on our website, you might have missed it. Perhaps, you only visit us on Tuesdays, to read about your favorite chronograph). So just in case it slipped through your net, here it is again in glorious Technicolor. You can find the original gold Speedmaster versus gold Daytona comparison article here:

Gold Chronographs — Rolex Daytona Everose Vs. Omega Speedmaster Sedna

*The Daytona in the header image is indeed not the one in the comparison article, but one we had in our office at the same time as we did the Sedna gold Speedmaster. A big thank you to Van Schaften Horloges for lending it to us.