In this eighth episode of Watch Chronicler Podcast, I’d like to compare Omega’s new top-of-the-line chronograph, the Speedmaster cal. 321 ‘Ed White’ with Rolex’s iconic equivalent, the Daytona. Is the Omega Speedmaster really a competitor for the Rolex Daytona?
A few weeks ago, Omega announced the first use of its reissue of the iconic cal. 321 in a steel watch: the Omega Speedmaster Cal. 321 ‘Ed White’. With this watch, Omega has produced a Speedmaster which will be produced in very exclusive numbers and which contains a perfect recreation of the 1960s 321 calibre. It is also a replica of the Speedmaster 105.003 worn by Ed White during the first NASA EVA in 1965 during the Gemini IV mission.
However, with a price of CHF 13,000, one has to ask how this Omega Speedmaster compares to the Rolex Daytona. Perhaps more importantly, I would like to discuss how this watch is and isn’t a direct competitor for the aforementioned Rolex and why they are more different than they first seem.
Read more about the new Omega Speedmaster Cal. 321 ‘Ed White’ on the Omega website and about the Rolex Daytona on the Rolex website.