Although their names may not be familiar as writers of horological reference works, Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié have invested several years in the production of this consummate guide to one of the few genuine watch icons.
The Omega Speedmaster needs little introduction, having secured its very own page in the history books when it was selected by NASA for use in its manned spaceflight programme. But the Moonwatch is only part of the varied history of the Speedmaster model, which traces its lineage back over 50 years, to the first model in 1957.
Moonwatch Only catalogues over 125 models, covering all Speedmaster production since 1957, including limited and special editions, as well as projects and prototypes. It also analyses and codifies over 250 different components, from calibres to cases, bezels to bracelets, crown to crystal… and even the presentation boxes, using an original nomenclature developed by the authors. It is illustrated with over 1000 images, some of which have never before been published.
Moonwatch Only. The Ultimate Omega Speedmaster Guide, by Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, is available in English, French and Italian, priced CHF 290 or €250 from Watchprint, the watch and jewellery bookstore.