OMEGA’s Speedmaster line has a considerable heritage. Flight-qualified for manned spaceflight missions by NASA and chosen by the Russian space agency for the same purpose, it is the only watch ever to have been worn on the moon. The Speedmaster Broad Arrow takes its name from the distinctive hands used on the very first Speedmaster models. In 2002 OMEGA launched two jewellery versions of Broad Arrow models. Both models have a stainless steel case and bezel paved with 54 diamonds, as well as hour markers on the dial encrusted with 32 diamonds.
These Speedmaster “Broad Arrow” models are equipped with the OMEGA calibre 3303 self-winding COSC-certified chronometer-chronograph movement, developed by OMEGA and produced exclusively for OMEGA by Frédéric Piguet. Its column-wheel chronograph mechanism consists of a ratchet wheel with columns that govern the precision operation of various levers for the chronograph functions: start, stop and reset for the central chronograph seconds hand and the hour and minute totalisers (located at 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively). The exclusive nature of OMEGA’s new movement is further enhanced by OMEGA’s proven sprung-balance without index, which offers improved regulating stability.
These Speedmaster “Broad Arrow” models were produced with a choice of a white mother-of-pearl or black crystal dial and a stainless steel bracelet or hand-sewn black or brown alligator leather strap. Both models share the same top-of-the-range quality levels as all other Broad Arrow models, with an anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-in case back and OMEGA double gasket crown that ensure water resistance to 100 metres.