The reality that Daniel Craig appeared at a movie best rocking one with a customized fit barely moistened the eagerness. The Neptune is believed to have actually been back on sale in current months, though it appears to stay limited — while MoonSwatch resale costs have actually now mostly been up to levels just partially more pricey than as-new, the Neptune continues to bring a premium, with costs on the Chrono24 market beginning at around ₤800($ 1,000).
A new variation, nevertheless, readily available for one day just at $300, might command an even greater premium. This year Swatch fell upon an unique technique for keeping the buzz train moving the MoonSwatch: Rather than reveal any brand new designs, given that March it has actually released a series of restricted edition variations of the gray Mission to the Moon design (the closest to the initial Speedmaster), differentiated just by a chronograph used covered in different designs of Moonshine Gold, an alloy utilized by Omega; these have actually each been offered for one day just, with each sale date falling on a moon. And sure enough, the lines have actually been appearing at Swatch shops again, though not rather with the drama of the initial launch.
With August 30 being an unusual “extremely blue moon” (the greatest moon of the year), Swatch is making the Mission to Neptune the topic of the minimal edition instead of the Mission to the Moon. When once again, the watch is otherwise similar to the core collection design, other than it has a golden chronograph pre-owned, which Swatch states is made from recycled Moonshine Gold from its own refinery, “produced just throughout the moon of August 1.” There’s even a certificate with the watch to verify that.
Perhaps more substantial than the watch itself (main title: Moonshine Gold– Mission to Neptune) is Swatch’s option in highlighting the issue kid of the MoonSwatch collection in the very first location. It’s not the only blue variation. The powder-blue Mission to Uranus has actually shown to be among the most popular designs, riding a broader pattern around light-blue/turquoise watches.
But with Swatch having actually made no main declaration on either the Neptune’s withdrawal in 2015 or its return in the previous couple of months, the one-day minimal edition is at the really least verification of its larger schedule, too. Those hoping for a whole brand-new variety of color choices for the MoonSwatch will have to keep waiting.