Posted by: acejewelers | May 3, 2013

BaselWorld 2013 Omega Speedmaster 1957

At BaselWorld 2012 Omega surprised us with the Speedmaster First Omega in Space, which was modeled after the ref. 2998 Speedmaster as worn by Walt Schirra in 1962 during his Mercury Atlas 8 mission. The First Omega in Space featured quite a few details reminiscent of it’s vintage brother, most notably the case with straight lugs and no crownguards. Continuing on this vintage-inspired theme, this year at BaselWorld 2013 Omega presented us the Omega Speedmaster ’57.

Omega Speedmaster '57

Omega Speedmaster ’57

While the Speedmaster First Omega in Space is as a rather faithful reproduction of the vintage model, the present Speedmaster ’57 can be seen as a modern interpretation of the original 1957 Speedmaster. It uses Omega latest chronograph movement – the stunning caliber 9300 with it’s signature two-subdial lay-out. The case is a few mm smaller than the regular 9300-powered Speedmasters, measuring in at a decent 41.5mm. The bezel is executed in metal rather than with a separate insert, resembling the CK-2915. It is available in a choice of metals – stainless steel, titanium (!), two-tone and either yellow or red gold.

Omega Speedmaster '57

Omega Speedmaster ’57

The Speedmaster ’57  is driven by the caliber 9300 co-axial, column-wheel chronograph movement, one of the highlights in Omega’s manufacture movement line-up. Not only is it finished in a wonderful fashion – as can be seen through the caseback – , the ‘two-eyed’ lay-out also gives each caliber 9300-powered Omega a very distinct look. To boot, the coupled minute-hour subdial at three makes for a very intuitive reading of the measured time.

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Omega Speedmaster '57

Omega Speedmaster ’57

Omega Speedmaster '57

Omega Speedmaster ’57

Omega Speedmaster '57

Omega Speedmaster ’57

Omega Speedmaster Caliber 9300 Co-Axial ’57

Case: 18K red or yellow gold, lightweight titanium, a bicolour blend of 18K red gold and stainless steel, stainless steel

Strap: Matching metal bracelet or leather strap

Diameter: 41.5mm

Movement: Caliber 9300, automatic, co-axial, columnwheel chronograph

Reference number: to be added soon

Price: to be added soon

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