The re-introduction of the Speedmaster Mark II early this year was welcome by many Omega enthusiasts. Omega is now presenting a tribute version, the Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016", dedicated to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where Omega will take on the role of Official Timekeeper. The 27th edition of the Olympic Games marks the first time a South American city hosts the event.
Inspired by the 1969 model of the original Omega Speedmaster Mark II, the polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped with polished crown and pushers and offers water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet. Its dimensions are 42.4 mm x 46.2 mm.
A distinctive detail, 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 stand out in the matt black dial. They are coated with Super-LumiNova, as is the central chronograph hand.
The Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016" is powered by a self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement, the Omega calibre 3330, equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a Co-Axial escapement with three levels. The power reserve is 52 hours.
The logo of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is stamped on the screw-in caseback which is engraved with "Si14", "Column Wheel" and the limited edition number of the wristwatch. Only 2016 pieces of the Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016" will be produced by Omega. Retail price is Euro 4,840.