My travels recently brought me to the vicinity of two different Swatch stores. Thus I was able to add two more Moonswatch watches to the StraphHabit review library! I also really like the Moonswatch, so I was happy to check out a few more variants.
In my original review of the Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Mars and discussed why I wanted the Mars version to help make up for big regret. If you're looking for a full review of the Moonswatch and a comparison to the "real" Omega Speedmaster. I recommend reading that article first.
This article will focus on the details of the light blue Moonswatch Uranus variant and what makes it unique. You can also visit this link to read all other Moonswatch reviews on the StrapHabit blog.
Uranus takes on quite a different look from the other versions that I've reviewed. The baby blue case and dial give it a less serious feel. Even though I wouldn't call any Moonswatch a tool watch, Uranus appears even less so.
Some of the variants have contrasting panda-style subdials, but the Uranus dial is fully light blue. Black text and white markers break it up and indicate the essentials. As with Mars, the tachometer scale is in white.
The Mission to Uranus Details:
All Moonswatch versions have the same dimensions, The Mission to Uranus has conventional stick hands the chronograph subdials (only the Mars has the unusual Alaska Project-style hands with lume).
Also like all other Moonswatches, the Uranus features the Swatch S engraved in the underside of the crystal, similar to the Omega Greek symbol you'd find on a "real" Moonwatch.
It features the same dual-signed crown as other variants as well as pump pushers.
Wearing the Moonswatch Mission to Uranus:
I find the Moonswatches quite comfortable due to the ergonomic Speedmaster case shape, and lightweight construction.
The white hour and minute hands don't stand out as well as on darker dial versions, but the watch still has good legibility. As with all Moonswatch models, I wish the hands were thicker, but quartz movements tend to require lightweight hands. Other versions use contrasting colors for the chronograph hands, but all hands are white on Uranus.
As with all Moonswatches other than Pluto, Uranus uses white lume that glows green at night. It's not extremely bright or thick but usually does the job.
The Uranus strap is of the same design as the other Moonswatches, but this time in white. It feels flimsy as the others do, and a bit bulky, but it is otherwise lightweight and comfortable.
Sticking with the original look, but improving the quality, I find that white StrapHabit straps look great on the Uranus. Because it has 20mm lugs like the other versions, there are many great options.
An Ivory White Epsom Style Leather strap gives it a great look. Scroll to the end to see other great looks for it, and purchase any straps that you might like.
All versions of the Moonswatch use the same Swatch quartz chronograph movement. It can record minutes, seconds, and tenths of a second, as well as lap timing. It does have a phantom date position despite lacking a date display.
The battery cover on this model features an image of Uranus (of course) and the same text as other models on its caseback.
The Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Uranus adds a bright and fun variant to the Moonswatch range.
Name: Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Uranus
Reference Number: SO33L100
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Swatch Quartz Chronograph Movement
Water Resistance: 30m
Bezel: Fixed, tachymetre
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