Back in 1969, when whole world was watching some guys walking on the Moon with Speedmaster Professional chronographs on their wrist, Omega was busy introducing the Speedmaster Mark II, a watch powered by the same calibre 861 as the Moonwatch.
We just got the news that at the 2014 Baselworld, OMEGA will reintroduce this classic with an updated design and powered by the Co-Axial calibre 3330, a self-winding movement equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.
The new Speedmaster Mark II has a tachymetric scale that is visible in the most limited light –
a first in the iconic Speedmaster family.
The polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped and has a polished crown and pushers. A date corrector is located at 10 o’clock on the case. The dial is complete with the three recognisable sub-dials: a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. A flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the matt black or grey dial.
The transparent tachymetric scale on the sapphire crystal is 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.
For OMEGA fans and Speedmaster fanatics who are looking for an iconic design with a bit of colour, the Speedmaster Mark II with the grey dial features a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track.
The case is fitted with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, complete with OMEGA’s patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher clasp. The watch is presented with a tool that makes adjusting the date quick and easy.
The new Speedmaster Mark II is water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters / 330 feet) and comes with four-year warranty.