There is seemingly no end to the variety of Speedmasters Omega can come up with - but to paraphrase George Orwell "All Speedmasters are equal, but some Speedmasters are more equal than others". Enter the fan favorite model known to collectors as theTintin.
Introduced at Baselworld in 2013 as the result of a licensing deal gone awry with the family ofHergé - creator of the Tintin series of illustrated adventures - the Speedmaster,formallyonly known by its internal Reference number (318.104.22.168.01.004) features an exotic outer track finished in the red & white checkered color scheme of Professor Calculus' rocketship in the classic comic Objectif Lune (Destination Moon in English language editions).
Initially met with somewhat tepid response by collectors and journalists, the model was only produced for about two years before being pulled from the collection. In recent years, the Tintinhas more recently been reevaluated by the watch community and has become a true contemporary classic and prices have been steadily climbing, not unlike 'Japan Racing Dials', 'Silver Snoopys', and a bevy of limited edition Omega Speedmaster models. WhileTintin models are not reallyconsidered to be Limited Edition, they were produced in relatively low quantities and have a truly passionate fan base behind them!
This particular example is in outstanding condition throughout, having been treated to a conservative professional case and bracelet refinishing. It also comes complete with its set of inner and outer boxes, books, hangtag and warranty cards.
So whether your destination is the moon or simply the coffee shop down the block, this is one Speedmaster you won't want to leave behind!