Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph Automatic
Although the new Omega Speedmaster Racing automatic chronograph watch returns to the classic tri-compax layout, the redesigned timepiece still offers you a highly legible dial and all the signature elements that you can expect from the watch that accompanied the first man on the Moon, including the famous tachymeter scale, which is engraved right on the bezel.
Compared to the currently available Speedmaster models, the new Omega Speedmaster Racing comes in a smaller body. While still measuring impressive 15 millimeters in height, the round case of the timekeeper is only 40 millimeters wide.
The choice of more compact size not only helps the watch to look more vintage-style, but also makes it a more appropriate choice to come with business suits and this kind of formal dress.
According to Omega’s press release, the watch is animated by their new Caliber 3330 automatic movement.
Equipped with their proprietary co-axial escapement system, the movement also features a non-magnetic and ultra-lightweight Si14 silicon balance spring.
Manufactured at their own production facilities, the movement is officially certified as a chronometer according to the strictest guidelines of the Swiss-based COSC certification authority.
As you probably well aware of, early iterations of Omega’s co-axial movements were often plagued by technical problems, so, in order to demonstrate potential buyers that the company learned its lessons and significantly improved both the design of the escapement, as well as the manufacturing process, the Swiss watchmaker offers the watch with a pleasantly extensive warranty of whole four years!
Judging by the photos, the watch will be available with at least two color schemes for its dial and on at least two choices of straps -a steel bracelet or a black rubber band with yellow Speedmaster inscription- and is planned to be offered at a pretty much reasonable price of $4800.
Photos: Omega Watches
Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph Automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Caliber 3330, Co-Axial escapement, Si14 silicon balance spring, in-house, COSC-certified chronometer, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 31
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 52 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, date
Case material: Stainless steel, polished and brushed finish
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 40.00 mm
Case height: 15.05 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Vertically brushed, grey or black
Hour markers: Baton-shaped
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber strap with yellow “Speedmaster” inscription or patented screw-and-pin steel bracelet with foldover clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, domed, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Screw-down, stainless steel, stamped with seahorse medallion
Tags: 100 m, 40 mm, Automatic, Chronograph, date, Omega, Omega Co-Axial caliber 3330, Speedmaster, Speedmaster Racing