Among the many glorious historical moments of Omega, 1957 has a special significance. In that year, Omega released three professional timepieces at the same time: Omega Seamaster 300 Watch, Omega Ironmaster Watch And Omega Speedmaster. Sixty years later, Omega launched three limited edition collections of classic watches, paying tribute to the three classic legendary watches of 1957. Only 557 sets were sold worldwide. In the 1950s, Omega designed different logos on the watches. In order to commemorate that era, this time Omega has given three watches with completely different brand logos, which shows their ingenious intentions. (Watch model: 3126.96.36.199.01.001)
Among the three limited edition sets of Omega’s classic watches in 1957, the original edition of the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm watch is the first Speedmaster. The first Speedmaster watch is often referred to as the ‘broad arrow’ watch, which is derived from its unique ‘broad arrow’ pointer design. This classic timepiece is not only the first Speedmaster series watch, but also the first chronograph watch in the world to move the tachymeter scale from the dial to the bezel. This unique design is tailored for racers, making it easier to read the timing.
Omega uses digital scanning technology to obtain high-precision images of the original 1957 watch, combined with the original hand-drawn design drawings of the original model, provides a design template for the new commemorative version of the watch, which can achieve the maximum restoration of the three models from 60 years ago Design of a classic watch. The new three watches are carried in carefully crafted gift boxes made of Swiss oak, engraved with limited edition numbers. The gift box also includes an exclusive leather watch collection bag, which includes six spare leather straps (three leather straps and three NATO military straps), and a wooden spring lever strap replacement tool.
The watch uses a 38.6 mm stainless steel case with a moderate diameter. The case is polished and matte, with a black dial. On the black ‘tropical’ dial, the centerpiece is the iconic element of a Speedmaster watch, with ‘wide arrow’ hands. The hands and bar hour markers also have an orange luminous coating, adding a bright color to this watch. The watch has a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. The bezel of the watch is marked with a speed scale, which can read the estimated speed per hour at a distance of 1000 meters.
The watch’s steel crown is exquisite and small, with a non-slip texture on the sides and an Omega logo on the top. On the top and bottom of the crown, there are timing start, pause and homing buttons.
The stainless steel bracelet is newly upgraded to be more durable and more unique. The buckle is engraved with the retro-style ‘OMEGA’ logo.
The Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6 mm watch is equipped with the Omega 1861 movement, which is like a beating heart, providing a continuous stream of power for the watch. The watch also has a water resistance of 60 meters.
Summary: The new Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6 mm watch is a new version of the Omega Basel 2017, which will be launched in May this year. It can be purchased separately. The official price is 54,100 RMB. You can also choose from three classic limited-edition sets in exquisite gift boxes.