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On July 10, Omega released a limited edition of the Supermaster series “Ultraman” through the online platform for global consumers, limited to 2012 pieces, and they are sold out in 1 hour, 53 minutes and 17 seconds. So when you see this message, the watch can’t be bought! But it doesn’t matter, we can still learn about this limited edition that was quickly snapped up and look forward to its re-listing.

When it comes to “Ultraman”, I believe this is a childhood memories of many people. In the Ready Player One that was released before, it was a pity for many moviegoers since they could not see the the plot that Ultraman battles Tesla. In fact, if you look back at this monster series in the 1970s, you will find that the production is rough and the plot is not very strict, but this does not affect the heroic status of “Ultraman” in our memory.

According to Omega’s official statement: “In 1967, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch  attracted the attention of the fourth team of the RETURN OF ULTRAMAN TV series by virtue of its unique orange chronograph second hand. The watch’s striking orange color matches well with the suits of the monster-fighting kit, making the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch become an indispensable combat equipment to fight monsters”. According to the research, this orange Speedmaster watch only appears in “RETURN OF ULTRAMAN” Eight episodes, the lens is only a few seconds. But it is not important, it really belongs to Ultraman’s watch!

The Speedtuesday Speedmaster Ultraman limited edition belongs to a tribute style, fulling of small details, which is indeed worth collecting for Ultraman fans. The watch retains the design of the 1967 prototype model: the same orange color and the same size specifications. At the same time, the watch also uses a black and orange alumina bezel, echoing the orange chronograph second hand.

The design in the dial is filled with small surprises, since Ultraman turning into a superhero mode can only last for 3 minutes, so the first 3 minutes of the minute sub-dial on 3 o’clock is orange. And at the small seconds sub-dial on 9 o’clock, you can see the a silhouette of Ultraman’s face. The strap change tool is inspired by the Ultraman Beta Capsule, and you will see the UV light on one end of the strap changer. When the UV lamp is illuminated on the dial, the Ultraman pattern on the dial will appear more clearly.

The back of the watch is engraved with the words “SpeedyTuesday” and the words “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON”. The watch is paired with a black and orange “NATO” military strap, what’s more, there is a spare black leather strap.

The watch case is also well-designed, a special hexagonal watch case is used to tribute to the heroic Monster Attack Team’s futuristic hexagonal workbench.

The watch is priced at 7,100 US dollars. Omega is only sold exclusively on the official website, and this is the first time that the brand has launched a watch in this way. The Speedmaster Limited Edition Ultraman 42mm watch sells so well, I don’t know if it will be considered for re-stocking?

In 2017, Bulgari, an originated famous Italian brand, won the “Best Men’s Watch” title of the 17th Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards for its Octo Finissimo Automatic extra-thin self-winding watch. In 2018, the brand re-launched this award-winning watch, at the annual Basel Watch and Jewellery Show, it launched its rose gold and sandblasted steel. In particular, the sandblasted steel model represents that the brand once again incorporates bold and innovative materials into the classic models, presenting a unique monochrome cool look and complementing with the design of the watch itself and its ultra-thin shape.

Sandblasting process creates a new look and feel of stainless steel
Compared with the previous models, the new Octo Finissimo Automatic extra-thin self-winding watch is more unique in appearance, presenting bright white and matte feature, so there is an obvious difference on the visual effect, injecting new vitality into the classics. The key to this unique look is the brand incorporating precious metal plating and sandblasting into the classic stainless steel case, showing a rich modern style and stunning aesthetics, what’s more, it highlights the complex structure of the iconic case, giving people a refreshing and unconventional impression.

The 40 mm rhodium plated-plated sandblasted steel case is 5.15 mm in thickness, which is extremely thin. It continues the iconic octagonal design in appearance, and under the dual effects of rhodium plating and sandblasting, the previous angularity is weakened, all of them is order to keep a balance between elegance and firmness from sensual requirements, and making the overall look even more exquisite, generous and stylish.

The unique lugs are designed with angular edges to enhance the visual sense. The rear has a certain curvature to make the watch more conformable to the wrist, according with the ergonomic set.

The rhodium-plated sandblasted crown is inlaid with black ceramics and designed with non-slip texture, and its superior hand feel is easy to adjust the central pointer.
 

The silver dial is designed with small three-pin, and the small seconds sub-dial is set between 7 and 8 o’clock, which is different from the traditional 6 o’clock position, is more unique in visual sense. The black hour and minute hands in the middle echo the hour markers and the 6, 12 Arabic numerals, making the time indications clearer and more intuitive.

Through the transparent back cover, the BVL 138 self-winding extra-thin movement can be seen clearly, the Geneva corrugated splint and the platinum oscillating is also obvious. In addition to its extra-thin qualities, the watch has a 60-hour power reserve and a 30-meter life waterproof rating.

The sandblasting steel bracelet combines with the case and the dial, revealing a unique overall aesthetic. The rhodium-plated case experiencing blasting process is superior in texture and easier to wear.

Summary: The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic extra-thin self-winding watch brings us a refreshing look both in appearance and in craftsmanship, making the brand’s classic design shine again. If you like this extra-thin watch, then you can pay more attention about it.