The Omega Speedmaster Day Date 3523.80 is one of our favorite watches here at Watch Vault NYC. Today we take a quick look to see why:

What is there to say about this watch that isn't terribly obvious the moment you lay your hands on it? First off, the dial is incredibly mesmerizing. The color changes as the light falls on its sunburst dial from s shimmering blue in sunlight, to almost an indigo black when indoors. There is also much attention to detail with the rhodium-plated indices and subdials, as well as the applied Omega logo. The bezel is a beautiful steel color that is shaped to easily catch the sun. The bracelet is a much needed improvement over the rattly piece used on it's 3521.xx predecessor.

The movement is also a marvel, with both day of the week, month, and 24-hour time functions added in addition to the standard date (thrillingly implemented as a rotating hand on the dial) and chronograph functions. Speaking of the chronograph, the big second had is used for the timer/stopwatch, the top subdial revolves every 30 minutes, the bottom subdial every 12 hours.

Turning the crown in the first position winds the movement, the second position controls the date (and the month), the 3rd position controls the time. The day of the week is controlled by a recessed button on the right side of the case.

This is the ultimate incarnation and the pinnacle of the blue triple-date Speedmaster. Its the dressy watch for people who don't want a dainty timepiece on their wrist. It occupies a similar fashion space as some Breitlings. We love looking at them and having them on our wrists, that's why we always keep some around the offices.

From the manufacturer:

    Small seconds
    24 hours

technical data
    Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
    Case: Steel
    Dial: Blue
    Water resistance: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet)
    Size: Case Diameter: 39 mm

Caliber: Omega 1151
Self-winding chronograph movement with rhodium-plated finish.
Power reserve: 44 hours