Swiss watchmakers Swatch and Omega shook up the industry last year with their release of Bioceramic MoonSwatches. Each of the 11 watches featured a color scheme imitating the nine planets, sun, and moon in the solar system. MoonSwatches are replicas of the watches worn by astronauts during the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The popularity of the timepieces stunned even the watchmakers themselves.
Today, Swatch and Omega released the most limited edition MoonSwatch to date: the MoonSwatch Mission to the Moon Moonshine Gold. The outer-space-inspired timepiece is similar to the former bioceramic MoonSwatch Mission to the Moon models but with the second hand in Omega’s famed Moonshine Gold. The golden second hand on each watch was crafted during a full moon in February, and buyers receive a certification of such with their new MoonSwatch.
The exclusivity of this new MoonSwatch Mission to the Moon Moonshine Gold is unrivaled, as the watch will only be available for in-person purchase today. Buyers can find it in one of four cities Swatch and Omega associate with gold: Zurich, Tokyo, Milan, and London.
The jury is still out on whether the MoonSwatch Mission to the Moon Moonshine Gold will be available again, but Swatch and Omega suggested interested buyers stay tuned when the next full moon approaches. When asked how many Moonshine Gold Moonswatches would be available for purchase, the official press release simply stated, “not enough.”
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