Two other Omega in platinum: Speedmaster Apollo XI 40th Anniversary and Tourbillon Central.

May 10, 2022,21:00 PM

I posted some weeks ago two Seamaster, the 1948 and the 300 in platinum. 

It is not a recent phenomenon as Omega released many years ago some other iterations in platinum. 

The Speedmaster Apollo XI, issued in 2009, 

And the incredible Tourbillon Central, circa 2004, from memory. 

Both pictures to be credited to Christies. 

Same question than before: Do you think a platinum version was mandatory, given the huge premium asked fo this noble metal? 

Here I would make a distinction: I find the platinum version of the Tourbillon Central quite à propos, due to the nature of this watch. And, for the same reason, the Speedmaster not very appropriate in platinum. 




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The Speedmaster seems to be very limited...

 By: mdg : May 10th, 2022-22:01 I can see doing a sport watch in platinum...why not? But the tourbillon in platinum is more to my liking...

Yes, agreed.

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2022-06:23


 By: InHavenPro : May 10th, 2022-22:36
even though I love platinum as a metal, I just don't care for a platinum Speedmaster. It's a comparable feeling to how I see the AMVOXII, even though I truly like and appreciate your platinum version! Cheers, Filip


 By: InHavenPro : May 11th, 2022-06:27
the difficulty is even greater between white gold and platinum! For instance, the VC 1921 comes in both versions, and both are (in my mind) equally appropriate . Cheers, Filip

Very nice watches !

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2022-08:11
I would say a platinum case on a Tourbillon Central is more appropriate

I tried another version...

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2022-09:05

What a marvel. Yours?

 By: GregersLars : May 11th, 2022-11:53

Like this? . . .

 By: Dr No : May 12th, 2022-04:34
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Oh yes!

 By: amanico : May 12th, 2022-06:14

I recall the steel version of the Apollo 11 40th . . .

 By: Dr No : May 12th, 2022-04:32
[photo credit: Dr No, 2009] . . . but had forgotten there was platinum reference. Thanks for sharing, Nicolas - another to add to the wish list! ...