Monday, 18 May 2015 16:41

Omega Speedmaster II

In 1969, the same year we broke our terrestrial bonds and set foot on another world, OMEGA introduced the new-look Speedmaster Mark II, a timepiece with a streamlined case. In 2014 OMEGA has introduced the classic chronograph in an updated form.

 

Evolving innovation

The 1969 Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound calibre 861 while the new model is powered by the Co-Axial calibre 3330, a self-winding movement complete with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.

Decorated with a dash of colour, the 2014 Speedmaster Mark II features a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track – a design feature that distinguishes the current model from its predecessor.

Illuminated tachymeter

The transparent tachymeter scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring filled with Super-LumiNova. The varnished white and black hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova as is the central chronograph hand.

Extendable bracelet

The case is fitted with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, complete with OMEGA’s patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher clasp.

True to character

The polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped and has a polished crown and pushers. A date corrector is located at 10 o’clock on the case. The dial is complete with the three recognisable sub-dials popularized by the original Speedmaster chronograph: a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. A flat scratch-resistant sapphire protects the matt black or grey dial.

The caseback of the Speedmaster Mark II is engraved with the Seahorse medallion, “Si14” and “Column Wheel”.

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