If you're a follower of the StrapHabit blog, you might have read about why I was so excited to obtain a Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Mars. While the Mars was the model that I was most interested in, I had a second trip to Minneapolis and was lucky enough to visit the Swatch store on a day when they had a number of other Moonswatch versions in stock. Because they are so hard to get, I thought that I would pick up an additional planet.
After Mars, Jupiter was the version that I liked best. I thought that its all-tan appearance was attractive, and gave it an affordable IWC Mojave vibe.
If you're looking for more background information about the Moonswatch, I recommend reading the article linked earlier. I also compare it to owning a "real" Omega Speedmaster.
While this is an abbreviated review, many people don't leave near a Swatch store, I thought that I would provide some live photos and impressions of the Mission to Jupiter.
You can also visit this link to read any other Moonswatch reviews that might be posted after this article is completed.
The Mission to Jupiter doesn't have the visual impact of the Mars, but it is one of the cooler-looking versions. Its fully tan case, dial and bezel insert give it a bit of a military look, but orange accents from the chronograph hands still make it a fun Moonswatch to wear.
The Mission to Jupiter Details:
The Jupiter's dimensions and specs are all the same as the Mars. Where is differs is in colors, as well as the chronograph hands.
Unlike the Mars, other variants all feature stick hands without lume for the chronograph minutes and tenths of a second.
All versions include a Swatch logo engraved in the crystal, a semi-hidden easter egg, emulating a "real" Moonwatch.
Wearing the Moonswatch Mission to Jupiter:
All Moonswatch variants are comfortable due to the ergonomic Speedmaster case shape, and their extreme light weight.
Daytime legibility of the Jupiter isn't great, as the brownish hands are thin and tend to blend into the tan dial.
The lume on the Jupiter is a bit weak but legible.
The Jupiter's strap is of the same design as the Mars, but it is black rather than white. It has the same issues of feeling cheap and being a bit bulky, but it is otherwise lightweight and comfortable.
I've been wearing it on a number of StrapHabit straps, and have found orange and brown to be good colors. Scroll to the end of the article to see how some different straps look on it. My favorite has been the Sailcloth Colorway Collection in PSL.
All versions of the Moonswatch use the same Swatch quartz chronograph movement. And of course, the battery cover on the Jupiter features a photo of its namesake.
I believe that all versions have the same text molded into the caseback.
Although I had my heart set on a Mars due to my inability to obtain a Speedmaster Alaska project, I also enjoy wearing the Jupiter. It feels a bit more serious than the Mars and less silly. That being said you're still wearing a plastic (sorry, Bioceramic) watch, so it still has a fun aspect.
Name: Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Jupiter
Reference Number: SO33R100
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Swatch Quartz Chronograph Movement
Water Resistance: 30m
Bezel: Fixed, tachymetre
Shop Other Straps for the Swatch x Omega Moonswatch Mission to Jupiter:
Premium Sailcloth Colorway:
Locking Keeper FKM Rubber:
Tropical FKM Rubber
Vented FKM Rubber:
Slim Ridge FKM Rubber: