Launched over half a century ago, the Omega Speedmaster is undeniably the watchmaker’s pride. The moonwatch has taken part in many historical events, including the first manned lunar landing in 1969. Recently, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster in London, aptly with a space-themed grand affair attended by none other than Buzz Aldrin, who was one of the first two men to land on the moon, alongside his compatriot Neil Armstrong.
The ocassion makes this year an apt timing for Omega to introduce its latest rendition of the Speedmaster: the 38mm collection. Smaller than its original 42mm, the new Speedmaster collection retains its look and heritage, but refreshed with a new design.
The new Speedmaster 38mm collection features 14 new models for men and women, summed up in four main models. The collection features horizontal oval subdials and a vertical oval date window positioned at 6 o’clock. Inspiration for this design comes from the oval subdials that OMEGA used in the past on several of its De Ville timepieces.
On certain models, Omega adds a diamond-paved bezel while also keeping the Speedmaster’s famous tachymeter scale. This dual bezel design has enabled the brand to add the elegance of diamonds and also retain the sporty DNA of the original Speedmaster.
The first model, nicknamed “Cappuccino”, is made from stainless steel and 18K Sedna gold. It features an attractive bi-colour dial while the strap has been made from taupe-brown leather.
The second model is stainless steel with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a white leather strap. The oval subdials feature diamond trim and the hands are rhodium plated except for the chronograph function hands that are in 18K rose gold.
The third model has a case made from stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. Complementing the opaline-silvery dial, there is a green aluminium bezel and a green leather strap. The hands are 18K yellow gold, except for the chronograph function hands which are varnished green.
The final model that OMEGA is proud to introduce is made from stainless steel and features a sun-brushed ice blue dial. There is a blue aluminium bezel and a polished-brushed OMEGA bracelet that features a new and improved integration to the case. The hands are rhodium-plated except for the chronograph function hands which are blue.
On all models, the caseback is stamped with the Speedmaster’s iconic Seahorse medallion, and on the inside, the watch is driven by the OMEGA Calibre 3330, complete with Co-Axial technology and a silicon balance spring. This craftsmanship gives the watch a 4-year warranty.
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