The Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman has been introduced on July 10th and sold out within two hours. Today we show you some beautiful images of this new Ultraman, from watchmaker, collector and Speedy Tuesday fan, Abel Court. He picked up his Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman last week and already had the time to shoot some great photos.
Most details regarding this Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman we shared with you in the introduction article on July 10th. In a nutshell, the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman has the following specifications:
Before heading over to the awesome images that Abel provided us, I want to take the opportunity to answer some questions that we’ve received regarding the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman.
Let me start by answering to the delivery schedule of the Ultraman. Unlike with the previous Speedy Tuesday (Tribute to Alaska III) watch, the delivery of the watch already started a month after its introduction. Deliveries will go up till November. Although the idea was that the watches would be produced in numerical order, some numbers are skipped. I have no idea why this is the case, but there is some kind of logic to it, as the further Omega gets into the process, the higher numbers are being produced and delivered. Some number just have been skipped and appear(ed) in a later batch. That said, it looks like all watches will be delivered in November.
Q. Why does it take so long?
A. Well, you must know that Omega produces approximately 650.000 watches per year, and all capacity (production lines, people, etc.) need to be carefully planned to get an ‘even’ distribution of all different models. So one day you might find Speedmasters on the production lines, the next day it might be Constellations. Also, the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman is a bit different from the regular Moonwatch, as the dial, hands, packaging and strap are truly different from what’s normally being made and used.
Q. Why is there no steel bracelet? It is a €6000 watch!
A. We felt that the bracelet was not a nice fit to this watch. Personally, I am not a fan of the current bracelet at all. The price has nothing to ‘justify’ a bracelet for, it is like saying a 30K Patek Calatrava should come with a bracelet because it is 30K. No, it is simply a matter of aesthetics that we choose not to.
Q. I want a bracelet. What bracelets can I use?
A. The current Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ bracelet will fit without any customization. You can also try to fit an older 1171, 1450, or 1479 bracelet for example. You might need to file the end-pieces a bit down or bend them. In the course of time, the dimensions of cases changed a tiny bit.
Q. I noticed that there are two colours of lume on the dial.
A. The lume is green, not blue (on the hands). This was caused by the UV light that we used to show the Ultraman silhouette in our first batch of images.
Q. The small seconds hand, what’s that shape?
A. It is the shape of the Beta Capsule from Ultraman.
Q. Did you make money on this?
A. This seems to be an important one for some people out there. No. Each of our (6) team members got a watch, that’s it.
Q. I want to pick up my ST2 somewhere else.
A. No problem, just let them know, use the email address that reached out to you in the first place.
Q. Speculators bought the watch, this online thing sucks.
A. Well, the Rolex Pepsi and Daytona aren’t sold online by Rolex and speculators are snagging up those. Imho it has little to do with selling online or via brick and mortar, but with the people who are in it to make a quick buck. Yes, we noticed some people offering their reservation online. The reservation list is checked thoroughly this time on several things, so it will be cleaned up and these pieces will be re-allocated to those on the waiting list. It is a difficult thing to stop, and I often repeated here I am no fan of speculators taking the spot of those who truly want a watch.
Q. I missed out on the ST1 / ST2, can I still get one somewhere?
A. The ST1 has been all delivered, so you basically just need to keep an eye on the known marketplaces and forums if someone is willing to sell his or hers. The ST2 has not been all delivered yet, and as written above, some watches are being reallocated to the waiting list. So make sure you are on there. If not, you need to keep an eye on the pre-owned market.
Q. Will there by an ST3?
A. We don’t want to introduce a Speedy Tuesday every year just like that. Where the first Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday limited edition was something to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Speedy Tuesday features and following, the Ultraman basically celebrated the original Ultraman model from 1968. There probably will be an ST3 at some point, but not next year. We don’t want this to become an annual thing, but just come with a spectacular model when we have a cool idea. Ideas based on feedback from the Speedy Tuesday following, from collectors, from the museum etc.
I hope the above answered some of your questions as well. It is just a selection of the questions we often receive. If you have a specific question, let us know via this form.
Thanks for watching and a huge thank you to our Belgian friend, Abel Court for providing us with these wonderful images.
More information on the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman Limited Edition via the official Omega website.
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