One of the authors of the book, Grégoire Rossier, was invited to talk about his book in front of a group of serious Speedmaster collectors and enthusiasts. After he finished his talk, the crowd fired in-depth questions at him about their favorite chronographs. Some of them were happy to finally get answers to certain questions while others were urged by Rossier to do some further research on their own into their watches. Many guests brought some interesting and impressive Omega Speedmasters of their own to the event, including some very rare, gold Speedmaster Professional watches from 1969 and some very early Speedmaster references. Of course, there was also a lot of love for the new Omega Speedmaster Professional models on display at the Tourbillon boutique, including some of the recent limited-edition models and the new Caliber 9300 lineup of Speedmasters. This special event, and others like the IBG events by WatchTime, are the perfect opportunity to meet with fellow watch enthusiasts and talk watches. Although WatchTime’s Facebook page and other online communities are perfect venues in which to discuss watches, nothing beats a real, in-person conversation with like-minded collectors to actually share information as well as have a look at real watches (instead of photos).
An in-depth review of the Moonwatch Only book can be found here (including the valid reasons why to spend that much money on a book). A photo report (+70 high-res photos) of the Speedy Tuesday GTG and the book presentation can be found here.