The year, 2022, saw Omega celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17, led by Commander Eugene Cernan. The year also witnessed the unveiling of Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 1932, honouring the 1932 Olympics. The Speedmaster, first introduced in 1957, was worn by astronaut Walter Schirra on his 1962 Mercury-Atlas 8 mission. Taking the Speedmaster to the next level of precision, Omega has launched the 2023 Omega Speedmaster Super Racing with a Spirate™ System for even better performance and adjustments.
The Speedmaster has been one of the most iconic chronographs from the Swiss timepiece manufacturer. Steeped in history, the timepiece has been worn by such Hollywood icons as Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig and George Clooney. The Speedmaster line-up makes for easy daily wear — it’s simply a delight for timepiece collectors and watch aficionados!
The Omega Speedmaster Super Racing (Ref. 318.104.22.168.01.003) features a Spirate™ System — a combination of spiral and rate. Now, the watch boasts even better precision of only 0/+2 seconds a day. The new Si14 balance spring allows the watchmaker to act on the stiffness of the hairspring’s attachment point through an adjustment mechanism with flexible bearings located on the balance bridge.
The 44.25 mm stainless steel watch gets a black, honeycomb-pattern dial, representing the Omega Museum. Located in Biel, Switzerland, the Omega Museum is the first museum that’s dedicated to a standalone timepiece maker. The museum has survived extreme magnetic fields of 160,000 GAUSS.
he bezel gets a racing-style minute track, a black ceramic ring with the tachymeter scale in yellow ‘grand feu' enamel. On the dial, there are diamond-polished, yellow, pencil-shaped hour markers that are filled with yellow Super-LumiNova and a date window at 6 o’clock with yellow numeral and black background.
The watch gets a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock with yellow and black stripes for the hand; the watch’s 60 minute/12 hour recorder is directly opposite at 3 o’clock and serves as a second time zone. What’s more, the watch gets gradient, arrow-shaped hour, minute hands and yellow-black seconds hand.
Turning the watch showcases the skeleton dial, with a stainless steel oscillating weight. There are two stainless steel chronograph pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock to start and restart the function with utmost precision. Powering the eclectic timepiece is the in-house, self-winding Calibre OMEGA 9920 with 60 hours of power reserve. Another feature of the Calibre is the rhodium-plate finishing with Geneva waves in arabesque. The watch comes with 50 metres of water resistance.
The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet with a fold over butterfly clasp with comfort setting and a recycled nylon NATO strap with black and yellow stripes.