So what is so special about the original 1967 watch?
It is essentially a standard Speedmaster with an orange chrono hand, but
was produced for a very short period of time in 1967. Apparently, only
fifty or so pieces were assembled and all were sold to Asian dealers.
The watch was also featured in the Japanese TV show, "The Return Of
Ultraman," which aired in 1971.
The Ultraman is a benevolent alien human-size super being with the
ability to transform into the giant-sized, super-powered Ultraman to
battle monsters threatening the Earth. There are plenty of Japanese
Ultraman videos on Youtube if you'd like to see more.
Last year Omega released ‘the new Ultraman’
Model Ref. 3220.127.116.11.01.001. The list price was $8,720 AUD which
currently sells for around $13,000 on second hand market.
Lessons from the Ultraman:
When it comes to Speedmasters:
1. The quirkier, the better.
2. If you’ve found an old speedmaster moonwatch, don’t clean it! Collectors love watches in unresotred condition.
We have currently 12 Speedmasters in stock and without any hesistation, my recommendation is the Galaxy 999 Japanese edition.