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Omega - Speedmaster '57, new 2015 Edition

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In 2013, Omega launched a re-edition of the first Speedmaster chronograph model, which dates back to 1957 (we wrote about it here). The watch has been very successful thanks to its classic look combined to the excellent Co-Axial calibre 9300.

Two years later, at Baselworld 2015, Omega presented an updated version of the Speedmaster '57 so demonstrating a relentless product enhancement effort.

The 2015 edition of the Speedmaster '57 maintains a 41.5 mm diameter  with a polished and brushed stainless steel casebody that is complemented by its brushed bezel with tachometer scale. The case offers water resistance to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet).

The black dial, protected by a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, now features beige transferred dial indications.  Distinguishing this model from its 2013 predecessor are the recessed hour markers that are partially filled with "vintage" Super-LumiNova that emits a green light.

Another design element that is different is the look of the hands. The polished faceted rhodium-plated central hour and minute hands have been created in the "Broad Arrow" style and they are now more faithful to the ones used in the original of 1957. We like this change.

Alpha-shaped hands are used in the small 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3 o’clock and the small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock.

Matched to a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp or to a brown leather strap with a foldover clasp, the 2015 edition of the Omega Speedmaster '57 is still powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300 which is displayed through the sapphire crystal caseback.

The result is a very nice-looking chronograph with a perfect case size and a chronometer-certified movement. The price for the bracelet version is expected to be around Swiss Francs 7,500.

The original Speedmaster, ref. CK 2915 dating back to 1957

- Read the history of the Omega Speedmaster

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