The Omega Speedmaster won’t be missing in any watch collector’s list of grail watches. It earns a nod in terms of prestige, performance, history, and even price. What more could one ask for in a watch?
Classically handsome and historic, the Speedy has had a long enough life to offer different versions. If you’re not sure which one to get, you can look toward Hollywood and entertainment’s watch fans for inspiration.
Check out the celebrities who love their Omega Speedmaster:
Ryan Reynolds wearing the Omega Speedmaster Moonshine and Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon
Ryan seems to have a penchant for out-of-the-box versions of the Omega Speedmaster. While the traditional MoonWatch has always been made of stainless steel, Ryan opted for more unique iterations of the Speedy. At the 2022 Met Gala, he was spotted wearing a Speedmaster in Omega’s exclusive 18k yellow gold alloy, Moonshine Gold. To top it off, the traditional black dial and tachymeter bezel were rendered in sunbrushed green PVD. Photos from Omega, GQ, and Ryan Reynolds on Instagram.
Ryan also wears a model from the Omega’s very popular Dark Side of the Moon collection. Introduced in 2013, Dark Side models put a modern twist to the classic Speedmaster with an all-ceramic construction – from the case, to the pushers and crown. The whole collection, which has since grown to include other colors, is a homage to the Apollo 8 mission of 1968, where the crew viewed the moon from a never before seen vantage point.
George Clooney wearing the Omega Speedmaster ’57 and Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshine
George is a long time ambassador of Omega, and is often seen sporting their Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra collections. For dressier events, his go-to is the Speedmaster. Below we see him with the Omega Speedmaster 57, which is a tribute to the original Speedmaster CK2915 from the same year. This emulation of the original Speedy features straight lugs and broad arrow hands reminiscent of the pioneer model, while being powered by a modern caliber. Photos from Omega and Harper’s Bazaar UK on Instagram
On the red carpet, George brings Old Hollywood glamour with a dapper tux and the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshine Gold. Back in 1969, following the successful first moon landing, the Apollo 11 astronauts were presented with gold editions of the Omega Speedmaster to replace their NASA-issued Speedmasters (yes, those that made it to the moon).
In time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Omega recreated 1,000 of those gold watches for a limited edition release. Of course, Hollywood icon and Omega ambassador George Clooney has one of them.
Nick Jonas wearing the Omega Speedmaster Canopus White Gold
Nick Jonas has an excellent selection of timepieces from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Richard Mille. While he’s not often spotted wearing an Omega watch, he made sure that his choice timepiece from the brand is an extra special one. He sports the new Caliber 3861-powered Speedmaster in Canopus gold – Omega’s proprietary blend of 18 karat white gold. In a seeming tribute to the Speedy’s history of space exploration, the watch also made a cameo in his music video for the single Spaceman. Photo from Omega
James Corden wearing the Omega Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich
Funnyman James Corden is always in a suit for The Late Late Show, but the more casual Carpool Karaoke segment gives us a glimpse of his wrists.
Some episodes showed him wearing a stainless steel Omega Speedmaster MoonWatch, with a sapphire crystal. A sapphire crystal Speedy also comes with a transparent sapphire case back (hence the name sandwich), which allows the chrono movement to be viewed. Video from Carpool Karaoke