When the second-ever Speedy Tuesday watch went on sale in July 2018, all of the 2,012 pieces sold out in just 1 hour, 53 minutes and 17 seconds! Those who were lucky enough to secure their Limited Edition model won’t have to wait long, as the watches have now left the factory and are on their way to the new owners.
This year’s Speedy Tuesday model is based on the OMEGA Moonwatch that was worn in the 1970s Japanese TV series “RETURN OF ULTRAMAN”. That particular model had a distinctive orange seconds hand, which perfectly matched the suits of the show’s heroic Monster Attack Team.
On the new Speedy Tuesday "Ultraman", the seconds hand has been created with the same dimensions and shade of orange. As an extension of this theme, the new watch also features a black/orange bezel in anodized aluminium.
The subdials of the new Speedy Tuesday hold a few other surprises too. As Ultraman was only able to stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes, the minute subdial at 3 o'clock features the first 3 minutes in orange. On the seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, there's a hidden silhouette of Ultraman's profile, which is revealed by a special UV tool available with the watch.
A vintage OMEGA logo on the dial adds a retro touch and the caseback features an engraving of #SpeedyTuesday and the words QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS. The watch is presented on a black and orange NATO strap and comes with a spare black leather strap.
This watch is a true collectable and is presented in its own hexagonal box: a tribute to the futuristic table used by Ultraman's Monster Attack Team.