TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
On its 60th anniversary, we examine why Omega’s Speedmaster stands the test of time.
You know your technology’s sound when the main update it’s given on its 60th anniversary is an aesthetic one. Launched in 1957 and selected by NASA for its piloted space missions in 1965 (trivia: Buzz Aldrin was wearing a Speedmaster when he first walked on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission), 2017 celebrates the launch of a 14-strong Speedmaster 38mm collection. Simplicity, size and color rule the new designs that have models for both men and women. These stylish sport watches fit the bill for both the athletic and/or athleisure(-only) fashion lover.
The technical credentials of this popular chronograph can fly over your head, but here’s the need to know: Its Calibre 3330 is automatic, a plus because who has the time to wind? (Unless you like to relax and unwind.) The mechanism’s co-axial escapement makes the movement of parts more efficient and with less friction, keeping the timekeeper consistently precise and lengthening the intervals between regular maintenance checks. Lastly, Omega’s nonmagnetic silicon balance spring, a revolutionary feature relevant to modern times, prevents all the invisible electromagnetic waves emitted by the gadgets and appliances of our lives from affecting the movement of the watch.
In short, the Speedmaster has been developed and improved to give you precise time all the time, with style to boot. It’s up to you to actually be on time.
The oval subdials and date window are borrowed from past Omega De Ville designs.
Omega’s patented Sedna gold—an alloy that blends gold, copper and palladium—adds to the rich brown hue of a style named Cappuccino.
A dual bezel makes room for the signature tachymeter scale and a ring of diamonds.
FROM TOP: Stainless steel watch with motherof-pearl dial and diamond bezel and leather strap; stainless steel and 18-karat Sedna gold watch with leather strap; stainless steel and 18-karat yellowgold watch with leather strap; prices unavailable, all...
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