This Baselworld 2017 Omega has announced their new editions to its iconic Speedmaster line. The two leaked models are the Omega Speedmaster 38 mm “Cappuccino” and the Speedmaster Master Chronometer “Racing”. The Speedmaster is without a doubt one of the world’s most iconic watches, mainly due to its long association with space exploration. Omega Speedmaster History dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, when Omega Supplied NASA all their Speedies in 1969.
Baselworld 2017: Omega Speedmaster “Cappuccino” (38mm)
The 38mm Speedmaster is a two-tone “Cappucino” color stainless steel watch. While the bezel, crown, and pushers are 18k Sedna gold, the fade-resistant gold alloy proprietary to Omega. This watch is said to target both unisex but the size is not small enough for most ‘standard’ women wrist (typically 34mm – 36mm); and on the other hand, the color scheme and diamonds suggests that the watch looks too feminine for him. We have many debates if this watch is unisex, some even suggested that the dial looks pinkish, and therefore it is a lady’s watch. What do you think?
Calibre 3330 is what powered the watch, Omega’s basic in-house chronograph movement that features the friction-free Co-Axial escapement and a magnetism-resistant silicon hairspring. The Speedmaster 38 Cappuccino (ref. 3126.96.36.199.02.002) is priced at SFr8600 or S$12,900.
Baselworld 2017: Omega Speedmaster Automatic Master Chronometer “Racing”
Comparatively, the black and orange dial is for the gents without a doubt. The 44.25mm Speedmaster is meant for bigger wrists and with a more slender profile. No mention from Omega the exact size, but there was work done on the sapphire crystal to make the watch thinner. This “Racing” Speedmaster with square orange accents for hours and alternating minute hash marks reminds us of a typical look of the 1970s “Racing” series. The very same style was also used for the Omega Speedmaster Mark 2 of 2014.
The watch is also fitted with a great looking racing strap, made of black leather with a section of orange rubber. Inside the “Racing” Chronometer is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900. The Speedmaster Automatic “Racing” (ref. 304.32.44.51.01.001) is priced at SFr7800 or S$11,700.