Appropriately for a Tuesday, we announce the launch of OMEGA's 1967 "Moonwatch" reissue - a hit with collectors ever since it appeared in the Japanese TV show "Return of Ultraman."

Now, the popular chronograph has been reborn in the form of an exclusive #SpeedyTuesday model strictly limited to just 2,012 pieces, which by the way, are already snapped up, although you can go on the reserve list in case someone fails to purchase.

In the early 1970s, the Japanese production team behind the"Return Of Ultraman" TV Series picked an OMEGA Speedmaster "Moonwatch" for its monster-fighting kit. That particular model differed from most others thanks to its uniquely finished dial and orange central seconds hand, and it has been part of science-fiction history ever since.

The Speedmaster used in Return Of Ultraman was exceptional due to its bright orange seconds hand. Today, that historical hand has arrived in the future, with the exact same shape and shade of orange as well as a new black stripe, which perfectly matches the suits of the show's heroic Monster Attack Team.

Because Ultraman could only stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes, OMEGA has colored the first 3 minutes of the 3 o'clock subdial in orange. On the 9 o'clock subdial, a silhouette of Ultraman's face can be seen. But only if you use the UV light at the end of the watch's strap changer (which is shaped like Ultraman's Beta Capsule).

With a 42 mm stainless steel case and hesalite crystal, the watch uses black and orange coloring for its NATO strap and anodized aluminum bezel. The dot over 90 is also a little tribute to some collectible Speedmaster models from the past.

The watch is powered by the OMEGA Calibre 1861, a movement with true space credentials. The case back features an engraving of #SpeedyTuesday and the words 'THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON'.

Each customer receives their Speedmaster "Ultraman" in its own hexagonal box - a tribute to the futuristic table used by the Monster Attack Team. Inside, there is a spare black leather strap and the "Beta Capsule" strap changer with its UV light.

How much?

UK price is £4,750