OMEGA Speedmaster, a chronograph model ideally suited for calculating the speed of racing cars, was actually introduced in 1957. Its dial design was inspired by the dashboards of Italian cars of the time; it was also the first chronograph whose tachymetric scale was repositioned from the dial to the bezel.
This year, almost after a half century, OMEGA introduces a new model to honour the chronograph’s decades-long connection to motor racing. The new OMEGA Speedmaster Racing chronograph has a 40 mm stainless steel case with a matt black aluminium tachymetric ring on its bezel. It is offered in a choice of grey, grey/yellow or grey red tachymetric scaling. The screw-in caseback features the familiar Seahorse emblem.
The dial and sub-dials are available in the range of colour combinations described in the watch’s technical specifications. The 30-minute and 12-hour counters and the small seconds hand sub-dial are textured with a triangular “Clous de Paris” pattern. There is a date window at the 6 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands as well as the hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova.
The Speedmaster Racing is powered by an exclusive OMEGA calibre 3330 has a column-wheel chronograph mechanism and is equipped with a Co-Axial escapement and an Si14 silicon balance spring. The combination delivers such reliable timekeeping performance and stability that the chronograph comes with a full four-year warranty.
The Speedmaster Racing is presented with either a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap. It is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet.