The Speedmaster Professional Mark II was introduced in 1969 as a variant of the traditional Speedmaster (Moonwatch). It was released in three versions: black dial and stainless steel case, red/orange/grey dials and stainless steel case, gold dial and gold case. All of them adopted the hand-wound, space-tested Calibre 861 movement.
In 2014 Omega will reintroduce this classic Speedmaster Mark II, updating it with an automatic movement and a new tachymetric scale illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring filled with Super-LumiNova.
The varnished white and black hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova as is the central chronograph hand. The chronograph 30-minute and 12-hour recorders are positioned at 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock respectively while the small seconds sub-dial is at 9 o'clock. A flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the matt black or grey dial. The polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped with polished crown and pushers.
Omega has presented three models: black dial and steel case/bracelet, black dial and black case/bracelet, and a third version with grey dial featuring a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track.
The movement is the Co-Axial calibre 3330 equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.
The case is fitted with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, complete with Omega's patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher clasp. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres/330 feet.
The new Speedmaster Professional Mark II will be officially presented at Baselworld 2014.