A Legend Re-Visited

27th October 2014

omega speedmaster

Omega has revived its most illustrious star, the Speedmaster Mark II from 1969. Then as now, the bold, streamlined styling and instrument-like charisma of its black and grey dial makes this an impressive chronograph. The legendary timepiece’s bezel is marked with a noctilucent tachymeter scale – basically that means it has a facility for measuring speed that glows in the dark. The original version from 1969 encased the hand-wound Calibre 861 while the new version is now animated by a self-winding Omega movement. The Co-Axial Calibre 3330 has a noble column-wheel mechanism, which controls the chronograph’s functions. This wristwatch is also water-tight to ten atmospheres.