As part of their collaboration, Swatch and Omega have unveiled their twelfth watch, almost a year after the initial collection was released. Besides its black case and dial, the MoonSwatch Gold also boasts a golden second hand made with scraps of Omega’s Moonshine Gold alloy.
Aside from its innovative design, this twelfth MoonSwatch is also manufactured during a full moon phase and sold in a limited number of shops on full moon days! In case you don’t want to wait for the lunar cycle to adorn your wrist with gold and black accessories, here are 5 alternatives to MoonSwatch.
5 Alternatives To MoonSwatch Gold To See The Time In Black And Gold
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Sedna Gold
There’s no need to look any further since the MoonSwatch is a Swatch inspired by an Omega model: the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm in Sedna gold would be the best “look-alike” alternative! Even though the MoonSwatch Gold can be purchased for €275, you will need to pay more than €31,000 to be able to wear it. And you have to wait on a waiting list to get it…
However, the “real” Moonwatch remains one of the most recognizable watches in the world because it was worn during the six moon landings, making it one of the most emblematic watches in history. It features an 18-karat rose gold case and an Omega caliber 3861 movement. In order to make this alloy, pink gold, copper, and palladium are mixed with skill to form a “trans-Neptunian object”.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph
In contrast to the new MoonSwatch, this new Carrera by TAG Heuer is adorned in 18K 3-N yellow gold on both hands.
The black, sunray satin-brushed dial of this luxury chronograph, for instance, gives it great depth and provides a striking contrast.
A timeless icon of contemporary watchmaking, the Carrera is powered by the Caliber Heuer 02, which is visible through the transparent back. And like the no less iconic Rolex Daytona, it will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2023.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
As an alternative to the MoonSwatch Gold, this version of the essential Black Bay presents itself as a luxurious option. Despite having fewer bells and whistles than the Carrera, it still features a yellow gold crown, push buttons, and a matte black aluminum bezel covered with the same metal. With its black counters and champagne background, the dial contrasts just as sharply.
In a style similar to the Swatch, the Black Bay here comes fitted with an elegant black fabric buckle strap. Its COSC-certified caliber MT8513 will retail for €6,170.
Tissot SuperSport Chrono
Due to the quartz movement of the SuperSport Chrono from Tissot and its pink gold PVD coating, we are radically changing registration here (and budget!). Several versions of this chronograph are also reminiscent of the MoonSwatch (with steel or canvas straps).
The Tissot watch has a generous 45.5mm diameter and is 11.9mm thick, making it an excellent choice for men with large wrists. ETA G10.212 is a Swiss movement with a proven history of reliability, and it contains an EOL function that indicates when the battery runs out. Priced at around €500 (depending on the model chosen), this watch certainly doesn’t lack features.and
Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze
Lastly, we conclude this brief overview of alternatives to the MoonSwatch Gold with the watch that seems furthest away from it.
To meet the needs of the Underwater Forces (FSM), the Navygraf was designed in collaboration with the French Navy. In addition to the anchor image engraved on the crown and the logo on the caseback, several other details also indicate this naval component. This reinterpretation of a 1970s model is powered by a YEMA 2000 caliber that is in-house.
It can be difficult to find an “alternative” or a watch that “looks like” the MoonSwatch Gold, of course. The “black and gold” look is, however, more popular than ever in watchmaking, regardless of style or budget. The Q Timex Chronograph and Hamilton’s Jazzmaster Performer Chronograph are just two examples of watches for everyone. Bulova’s Lunar Pilot and the mythical Daytona are just a few examples.