For a lot of manufacturers, 2021 has been an extremely difficult yr, not solely to navigate via the pandemic for the second yr in a row but additionally to push the envelope and current a number of new fashions and collections. Whereas some manufacturers have postponed massive releases to a later interval in time, Omega determined to drop a number of essential novelties. One in all which was the sudden however relatively spectacular Speedmaster Chronoscope assortment, however there’s extra to Omega’s information for this yr than that.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Skilled Grasp Chronometer
Early on within the yr, Omega launched a brand new tackle the Speedmaster Moonwatch, one of many greatest icons in watchmaking historical past, for apparent causes. It’s a frightening process to refresh an icon into a brand new mannequin, however Omega has succeeded on all fronts. The modifications are delicate from the skin, with a barely thinner and extra compact case. A brand new bracelet ensures that the retouched case wears much more snug than ever. Omega additionally gave the brand new Speedmaster Moonwatch Skilled Grasp Chronometer a barely extra classic attraction, bringing it nearer to the unique ST105.012 reference. On the technical aspect of issues, Omega doesn’t allow us to down both, with the brand new Calibre 3861. It now comes with a co-axial escapement, METAS Grasp Chronometer certification, improved ending and decorations, and the choice to see all this via the brand new sapphire crystal caseback. For the purists, there’s additionally a Hesalite model out there, with a closed caseback.
Fast Details: 42mm x 13.2mm (Sapphire) or 13.6mm (Hesalite) – stainless-steel case, brushed and polished – asymmetrical development with lyre lugs – exterior metal bezel with aluminium insert, tachymeter scale – 50m water-resistance – matte black dial, grained floor and stepped profile – Skilled white palms, diamond-shaped seconds hand with teardrop counterweight – recessed sub-counters – new seconds monitor with 3 divisions – Calibre 3861, in-house – Grasp Chronometer Licensed – hand-wound cam-operated chronograph with horizontal clutch – 26 jewels – 21,600vph – 50h energy reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds (hacking) and chronograph with 12h and 30min counter – stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp or cloth or calfskin leather-based straps – EUR 5,900 to EUR 6,700 (relying on reference)
Revamped Omega Seamaster 300 Assortment
Omega has pushed the classic appear and feel Seamaster 300 assortment even additional, utilizing a 1957 Omega dive watch as inspiration. To not be confused with the way more fashionable Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, this has all the time revolved round a retro-themed design, however now greater than ever. The brand new Seamaster 300 is accessible in metal, with a alternative of two dial colors (blue or black), or a really funky 9k Bronze Gold alloy with a brown dial. The outside of each watches has been retouched, with alternating polished and brushed surfaces. The case is a bit slimmer and appears much less cumbersome as a result of bigger dial opening. The largest change maybe is the brand new aluminium bezel insert as an alternative of a ceramic one (the Bronze Gold one continues to be ceramic although). The in-house Calibre 8912, Grasp Chronometer licensed by METAS in fact, could be seen via the caseback.
Fast Details: 41mm x 13.85mm – brushed and polished stainless-steel or 9k bronze gold case – unidirectional rotating bezel with aluminium insert (ceramic on bronze gold) – domed sapphire crystal and sapphire crystal caseback – 300m water-resistance – black or blue sandwich dials (darkish brown on the bronze gold mannequin) – Tremendous-LumiNova backplate – “broad arrow” hour and minute palms with lollipop seconds hand – Calibre 8912, in-house – automated, with co-axial escapement – Grasp Chronometer licensed by METAS – 25,200vph – 38 jewels – 60h energy reserve – stainless-steel bracelet or brown leather-based strap (Bronze Gold solely) – CHF 6,150 to CHF 11,500 (relying on the reference)
Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Assortment
The comeback of the Chronoscope title for Omega was massive information. Used for the De Ville assortment within the mid-2000s however goes again a lot additional than that. It appeared on an 1885 pocket watch by Louis Brandt (founding father of Omega) and the rationale behind this uncommon title is defined in our in-depth article right here. The Chronoscope is a brand new interpretation of the Speedmaster idea. Because of this we get all of the hallmarks that make the Speedy such an icon; asymmetrical case, lyre lugs, fastened exterior bezel with scale and a raised box-shapes crystal. The Chronoscope incorporates a new 43mm dimension, a bi-compax dial and comes with a brand new hand-wound motion; calibre 9908. It additionally has three totally different scales to measure the period of a phenomenon, as Omega places it; a tachymeter (one on the bezel and one on the centre of the dial), a telemeter and a pulsometer scale. Three dial combos can be found in metal, with one solely reserved for the 9k Bronze-Gold. All metal references are additionally out there on a leather-based strap, with the 9k Bronze-Gold model approaching leather-based solely.
Fast Details: 43mm x 12.8mm – stainless-steel case, brushed and polished or 9k Bronze-Gold, brushed and polished – fastened bezel with aluminium insert and tachymeter scale – sapphire crystals back and front – 50m water-resistance – stepped dial with utilized Arabic numerals – polished leaf-shaped palms – 3 totally different scales (tachymeter, telemeter, pulsometer) – dial in blue with silver counters, silver with blue accents, silver “panda” with black counters or dark-brown with silver (9k Bronze-Gold solely) – Calibre 9908, in-house – hand-wound column-wheel chronograph – Grasp Chronometer licensed – 44 jewels – 28,800vph – 60h energy reserve – co-axial escapement – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with co-axial counters for hours and minutes, no-date – metal bracelet or leather-based strap (9k Bronze-Gold solely) – CHF 8,400 or CHF 8,600 in metal, CHF 14,000 in 9k Bronze-Gold
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black is definitely a giant assertion piece on one’s wrist. A big 43,5mm broad matte black ceramic case with ceramic bezel and a completely black dial will get observed for positive. It ends in a correct stealthy trying watch with just a few stunning touches, largely when it comes to texture and ending. For starters, the case and bezel are polished and brushed, making a shimmering distinction between totally different surfaces. The bezel has a 60-minute scale set in aid, with the highest floor of the numerals polished to a shiny end, with a grainy texture as a background. Then there’s the wavy sample on the dial, performed in a optimistic aid together with all the opposite markings and logos on the dial. The utilized indices are crammed with anthracite-coloured Tremendous-LumiNova, emitting a blue glow. The Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black is rated to 300m water-resistance and comes with the in-house automated 8806 Calibre, with a co-axial escapement.
Fast Details: 43.5mm x 14.47mm – full matte black ceramic case and bezel – 60-minute scale in aid – sapphire crystal on either side – 300M water-resistance – black ceramic dial with wave-like sample and markings in optimistic aid – utilized indices and palms with Tremendous-LumiNova – Calibre 8806, automated, in-house – METAS Grasp Chronometer licensed – 35 jewels – Co-axial escapement – 25,200vph – 55h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds – black rubber strap with black ceramic pin buckle – CHF 8,600
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