Beyond the obvious fact that to hold this watch is to hold a genuine piece of history, the watch is also a perfect reference point for understanding what the original gold Speedy was like. Side by side with the original, you can see where Omega chose to stay faithful, and where they chose to make changes. The most obviously change is the slightly paler tone of the new Moonshine gold when compared with the pure yellow gold of the 1969 original. Then there are some really tiny things that the die-hard collectors will definitely notice, such as the seconds being divided into three units in the new watch rather than five, as on the original, and the addition of the “Au750” engraving above the center post on the new watch. However, lots of the most distinctive details, like the dot over 90 on the burgundy bezel and the vertical brushing on the dial surface have been kept just as they were.