The Swiss watch brand OMEGA is updating its iconic Speedmaster family with seven new timepieces that are part of the Speedmaster Chronoscope collection. The timepieces take inspiration from OMEGA’s chronograph wristwatches from the 1940s. Let’s discover these novelties together!
Hands-on with the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope
With the Speedmaster Chronoscope, OMEGA is returning its vintage roots and rich history. The leaf-shaped hands and three “snail” timing scales on the dial give these watches a clear link to 1940s watchmaking. There’s also an elegant addition of a “spiral” track pattern that runs beneath the Arabic numerals. We love how the style is very similar to the spiralling subdials one finds on most Speedmaster models.
Attached to each 43 mm case, the watches can either be worn on leather straps or the new Speedmaster steel bracelets. These polished-brushed stainless steel bracelets have already won our hearts. We love OMEGA’s patented comfort release adjustment system.
Surprisingly, a new calibre has been developed for this collection of Speedmaster watches. Through the sapphire crystal on the caseback, owners can view the manual-winding OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908. Now let’s get to the functionalities of the watch. Printed in a 1940s “snail” design, each dial reveals a three different scales for measuring. But what exactly?
What to measure with the Speedmaster Chronoscope
Tachymeter – The Chronoscope can tell how fast you are going, based on how far you have travelled. As the scale measures the average travel time between two specific points, it makes no difference whether the journey is in miles of kilometers.
Telemeter – With a simple two-step process, OMEGA’s precision tool can tell you exactly how far you are from something that is visible and audible, such as a lightning storm.
Pulsometer – Too slow, too fast, or just right? Thanks to this 30-pulse-per-minute scale, you can measure your own or someone else’s heartbeat.
The Artworth Favorites
Among the seven watches of the new OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope collection, we love two models in particular. Let’s have a closer look at them!
Bronze Gold on Leather
The first model has been crafted in OMEGA’s exclusive Bronze Gold. Not only does this one-of-a-kind material deliver a beautiful pink hue, but it also offers incomparable corrosion-resistance. The classic look is completed with a brown leather strap, a polished brown ceramic bezel with a “vintage” enamel tachymeter scale, and an oxidized bronze dial with a special patina and opaline finish. This Reference 3188.8.131.52.10.001 is beautiful, right?
Blue Dial on Steel
The other one is crafted in stainless steel with a blue dial with silvery subdials. Along with a blue anodized aluminium bezel ring with its tachymeter scale, the leaf-shaped hands and Arabic numerals are rhodium-plated. Finally, the new Speedmaster bracelet rounds off this Reference 3184.108.40.206.03.001 wonderfully!
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