Omega’s famous Speedmaster ’57, first introduced in 2013, returns this year with a Master Chronometer upgrade and a slimmer profile. The new 40.5 mm collection consists of eight stainless steel models, all offering a streamlined look with iconic heritage touches and bold new colours. Let’s have a closer look!
Hands-on with the Speedmaster ’57
With its unique Broad Arrow hands and tachymeter scale on the bezel, the Speedmaster ’57 is emblematic of the first, revolutionary Speedmaster that was launched in 1957. For the latest update, Omega has lifted the vintage spirit to another level, with slimmer styling, extraordinary colour, and a Co-Axial Master Chronometer engine that takes precision to the next gear.
This enduring watch is the perfect front seat companion for us, when driving a classic car. We love how it represents the original, timeless look of the Speedmaster (Speedy) line. It features a stainless-steel case and a black dial with recessed hour markers showing vintage Super-LumiNova from beneath. The beautifully brushed bezel includes a blackened tachymeter scale, while on the caseback, there is a “Speedmaster ‘57” engraving as well as a flat sapphire crystal.
A Day on the Wrist
We start the day at Omega’s headquarters in Biel/Bienne. Here we pick up the beautiful Speedmaster ’57 “Steel on Steel” version reference 318.104.22.168.01.001 and head to our favorite café in town. It is inspired by the iconic cafés in Paris and let’s us dive into that classy 1950s era.
After this first pit stop we continue our journey through the beautiful Jura region. As we drive through colorful forests, we keep on glancing on the beautiful black dial of the Speedy with indicators matching the color of the autumnal leaves. The perfect combination!
Overall, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 is a wonderful timepiece with a contemporary size of 40.5 mm and a design that pays tribute to the first Speedy. The updated movement and the added date complication both make this watch the ideal timepiece for everyday wear. Especially for those who appreciate the history of space exploration and have a flair for the aesthetics of the 1950s and 60s.
Another fun aspect of the collection is, that the heritage models come in four different colours. People can also choose between a wonderfully finished flat link bracelet and leather straps that come in matching colours. Ideally, you go for both!
Want to learn more about the Omega Speedmaster family? Then read this article about the Chronoscope!