Omega Speedmaster Professional "Speedy Tuesday" Tribute to Alaska III
Instagram is somewhat of a phenomenon in the watch collecting world and really serves as the main social media focus for a vast number of watch collectors. It's easy to navigate and search, and provides a platform for collectors, dealers, and brands alike to showcase what they've got, share knowledge, and even buy and sell through the app. One of the biggest watch-related Instagram followings is the hashtag #speedytuesday, started by Fratellowatches' Robert-Jan Broer in 2012. Every week, thousands of Speedmaster collectors and enthusiasts share their pieces on Instagram for the world to see, and Omega themselves took notice. The Speedy Tuesday limited edition was offered exclusively through an Instagram promotion, where the brand's followers could reserve a "Speedy Tuesday" Speedmasters via a link on Omega's Instagram. It obviously worked, as all 2,012 pieces were reserved in mere hours and the waiting game began.
The Speedy Tuesday was more than just a gimmick through social media, and the design has been regarded as one of the best Speedmaster limited editions ever made. The watch features a fully brushed case finish, unique dial with radial printed (and luminous!) contrasting subdials, and brushed steel hands, in addition to a vintage-styled crown and a special, serialized and engraved caseback.
The watch we have here is a very gently worn like new example, with only extremely light wear to the strap. Most of the original accessories are included including the unique leather watch roll with special Speedy Tuesday NATO strap, strap changing tool with spare spring bars, and #speedytuesday cleaning cloth, which are all unused. In addition to the watch roll, a strap changing guide and serialized certificate of authenticity are also included. The only missing accessory is the outer cardboard box. Both the warranty (dated November 2017) and pictogram cards are included, along with the original serialized hang tag. This watch is number 18XX out of 2012.