Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I’ve always found that putting the Speedmaster in a precious metal was a bit of a bourgeois move. The Speedmaster was (and I consider it to still be) an affordable sports watch, and definitely an everyday watch. At $18,000, this Sedna Gold edition remains affordable to a sub-section of Omega’s clientele, but it doesn’t really feel in keeping with the spirit of the Speedmaster.

But recently I got to spend some quality time with one of these watches, and I’ve got to say, it has challenged some of my viewpoints.