She´s back! Do you remember the Omega Speedmaster Mark II originally dating from 1969? Yes! I am sure you will like the two 2014 replicas. They look simply gorgeous!
Minutes ago I just got this sneak preview from Omega and I don´t want to loose any time. Enjoy the short introduction and the very first pictures! More pictures will follow a.s.a.p.
We all remember the year 1969 it was a memorable year for humankind. For the first time, we broke our terrestrial bonds and set foot on another world – and the astronauts who took those first steps on the lunar surface were had OmegaSpeedmaster chronographs on board, on their wrists and on their space suits.
The same year, Omega introduced the new-look Speedmaster Mark II, a timepiece with a streamlined case that was powered by the same space-tested, hand-wound calibre 861 that powered the Moonwatch
In 2014 Omega reintroduces this classic Speedmaster Mark II and updates it to include an automatic movement and tachymetric scale that is visible in the most limited light – a first in the iconic Speedmaster family.
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 watch is presented with a tool that makes adjusting the date quick and easy.
The dial is complete with the three recognizable sub-dials: 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 crystal protects the matt black or grey dial.
That´s cool! >>> An aluminum ring filled with SuperLumi-Nova illuminates from beneath the transparent tachymetric scale.
The varnished white and black hour and minute hands are also coated with SuperLumi-Nova as is the central chronograph hand.
For Omega aficionados and Speedmaster fanatics who are looking for an iconic design with a bit of color, the Speedmaster Mark II with the grey dial features a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track.
The case is fitted with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, complete with Omega’s patented extendable fold-over rack-and-pusherclasp.
Distinguishing the new Omega Speedmaster Mark II from the 1969-watch that inspired it is the self-winding movement Co-Axial calibre 3330 equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.
The Omega Speedmaster Mark II is water resistant to 100 metres / 330 feet and is delivered with a full four-year warranty.
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Exclusive Omega Calibre 3330
Officially certified chronometer COSC
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Power reserve: 52 hours
Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
Silicon “Si 14” balance spring on
Omega free sprung-balance
Column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Central hour-minute hands, small seconds at 9H, date window at 6H
Central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute recorder at 3H,
12-hour recorder at 6H
Case: stainless steel
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimension: 42.40 x 46.20mm
Height: 14.85 mm
Water resistant up to: 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Polished-brushed case with date corrector at 10 o’clock
Polished crown and pushers; embossed @ on crown
Flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides;
Black metallised ring-track on inner side of the crystal with transparent tachymeter-scale
Fluorescent orange, orange or grey aluminum inner ring filled with Super-LumiNova
Screw-in case back stamped with Seahorse medallion, engraved with “Si 14” and
Finish: matt black, blue, grey or opaline silver dials with respectively white, fluorescent orange (for blue & grey dials) and orange touch
Minute track: respectively white, white with fluorescent orange touch (for blue & grey dials) or black with orange touch
Hour-markers: transferred white markers or orange outlined markers (for opaline silver dial) with Super-LumiNova
Varnished white-black or black-white (for opaline silver dial) hour-minute hands with Super-LumiNova
Chronograph hands, respectively to dial colours: varnished white, fluorescent orange or orange; central chronograph seconds hand with Super-LumiNova
Brushed Omega patented screw-and-pin bracelet
Omega’s newly patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher clasp
Fitting: 22.40 mm case side, 18 mm on clasp
Delivered with a date corrector tool
Bracelet’s complementary length adjustment: release clasp, press on “push” and slide inner clasp, adjustable to 6 positions over 9.60 mm
Update 15.01.14: two new pictures of the new Speedmaster…