The Speedmaster 321 Stainless Steel takes a number of design cues from the ref. 105.003, among which are the straight lugs, dot-over-90 bezel, and step dial, as well as the absence of guards for the crown and chronograph pushers; it looks like Omega has also opted for beige lume, which ought to keep the fires of the fauxtina controversy fanned nicely. The case is 39.7mm in diameter, with 19mm lugs, and the watch overall seems to have oodles of old-school charm, propped up by the careful introduction of some more modern materials which should, in general, offer improved resistance to external wear and tear. This includes the use of zirconium oxide for the bezel, as well as the front and back crystals. Real purists, of course, would probably love to see a solid caseback and a Hesalite crystal. I consider myself a Speedmaster purist, but I have to admit, if I were to order one of these, I’m pretty sure I’d want to be able to see the movement which, after all, is the main event.