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After a decades-long hiatus, one of the most renowned movements of all time is coming back.
This is probably the single most exciting piece of movement-related information I've seen in over 20 years of reading and writing about watches. As every watch fan knows, the movement that was used in the Speedmaster Professionals that were sourced by NASA for the Apollo missions was the caliber 321 – a remarkably tough, beautifully built classic lateral clutch chronograph movement that represents one of the most important high water marks in modern chronograph design. No less a luminary than Roger Smith recently sang the praises of the 321 in Talking Watches (and he's a guy who may be presumed to know something about movements). As every watch fan probably also knows, it's been many decades since the movement went out of production and for as long as I can remember, Omega and Speedmaster fans (myself included) have wistfully been hoping for the movement to make a comeback. We'd always assumed, of course, that there was about as much chance of that happening as the return of the passenger pigeon, but Omega has just announced that the 321 will be going back into production.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/omega ... NsDPN9vQ0A
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