OMEGA Speedmaster 5-Counters Chronograph (Olympic Timeless Collection, Beijing 2008 Olympics)

Launched in 2008 to celebrate the Beijing Olympics, this exclusive world premiere timepiece boasts five counters resembling Olympic rings on dial.

A first glance at the Speedmaster 5-Counters Chronographs reveals at once that these are very special watches indeed: for the first time ever, five counters are displayed on the dial of a mechanical wristwatch.

The five black counters are spread across a bright black dial in the form of the Olympic rings: Starting at the 3 o’clock position, they include 1) a small seconds counter, 2) a 7-day chronograph recorder, 3) a day indicator, 4) a 12-hour chronograph recorder and 5) a 30-minute chronograph recorder. The dial’s dramatic detail is viewed through a box-form, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

The Speedmaster 5-Counters Chronograph is equipped with an exclusive Calibre 3888 movement with OMEGA’s Co-Axial Escapement, which assures remarkable accuracy and reliability. These models are COSC-certified chronometers and offer a power reserve of 52 hours.

The 5-Counters Chronographs were produced in four versions: 18-Ct red gold or yellow gold numbered editions with alligator leather straps, or in stainless steel either with an alligator leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.  The cases measure 44.25 mm; the 18-Ct gold editions have bezels in corresponding colours; the steel models have a black aluminium ring on the stainless steel bezel.

The OMEGA-Olympic medallion on the caseback is another reminder that the 5-Counters Chronographs are part of the Olympic Timeless Collection honouring OMEGA’s long relationship with the Olympic Games.

Technical details
Collection: OLYMPIC “TIMELESS” Collection,Beijing 2008 Olympics
Model: Speedmaster 5-Counter Chronograph

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 3888
Self-winding chronograph
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 33
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 52 hours
World’s première 7-day chronograph totaliser
Day-Date with instantaneous jump
New generation of Co-Axial Escapement
NIVACHOC, new generation of shock-absorber
Omega free sprung-balance, without index
Luxury finish

Case
Diameter: 44.25 mm
Height: 16.40 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Polished-brushed case based on Broad Arrow collection
In stainless steel or 18 Ct red or yellow gold
Bezel in corresponding metal with tachymeter scale
Tachymeter scale: on black aluminium ring for stainless steel version; engraved and black chromed scale on gold bezels
Crown and pushers in corresponding metal, crown with embossed Omega logo
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback in corresponding metal with Omega-Olympic medallion; 18 Ct gold versions engraved with numbered edition number

Display
Central hour-minute-chronograph seconds hands, date window at 6H
5-counter display forming the Olympic rings across the dial, readings from 9H to 3H:
•small-seconds counter
•7-day chronograph recorder
•day indicator
•12-hour chronograph recorder
•30-minute chronograph recorder

Dial
Bright black dial with black counters
Transferred vintage red Omega name-logo
Applied index in 18 Ct gold or rhodium plated, with Super-LumiNova dots
Transferred red numerals 30-12-7 on chrono minute-hour-day recorders
Hands    Brushed facetted 18 Ct gold or rhodium plated Broad Arrow hour-minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova
Chronograph seconds-, counter- and recorder-hands in corresponding colour, chronograph seconds- and recorder-hands with red tip

Bracelet
Polished and brushed ST bracelet with safety clasp; black alligator strap on polished foldover clasp in corresponding metal
Fitting: 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Specifications
The 2 gold versions are numbered editions
Special presentation box
Ref. 321.53.44.52.01.001

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