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This is another edition to the Speedmaster family (which appears to be the collection Omega focused on this year with the release of the new Speedmaster '57, White Side of the Moon, the Silver Snoopy Award (this watch), as well as the four new Dark Side of the Moon watches. The only discrepancy is the Bond Aqua Terra, but I feel it is necessary to make an exception in this case. According to Omega, the black and white nature of the watch is inspired by the Peanuts comic strips that appeared in newspapers. If one looks more closely, they will notice Snoopy inside the running seconds dial. He also appears on the caseback. The caseback, unlike ordinary Speedmasters, is neither steel or sapphire, but enamel. The only part that isn't enamel is the silver Snoopy. The case is steel and is nicely sized at 42mm in diameter. The strap is coated nylon fabric (which, having felt it in person, is my new favorite strap material). The movement is the Calibre 1861, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The watch will premier at Baselworld and hit stores in September 2015. As always, the rest of the information is here.
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