3 of the Most Noteworthy Omega Speedmaster Models
Omega watches are synonymous with precision and reliability. Established in 1848, the brand has been producing top-notch watches with designs that are desirable in the market till date.
However, the popular Omega Speedmaster collection includes many different sub-categories, and each of them has a specific style.
Each style illustrates the collection’s reliability and also, Omega’s diverse approach to watch manufacturing.
Here we will be exploring three of the most notable and coveted Speedmaster watches, highlighting their key features.
Omega Speedmaster Reduced
The Omega Speedmaster Reduced is known to be a more affordable option than any other Speedmaster watches.
- The watch features a 39mm case that makes it perfect for slender wrists and ladies.
- The Calibre 3220 movement powers the Speedmaster Reduced watch. This self-winding chronograph movement is based on the ETA-2892.
- However, one of the exclusive features of the model is the position of sub-dials.
- While the Speedmaster Reduced references have a more compact case, Omega fitted the sub-dials nearer to the dial’s edge.
The model was available in steel, yellow gold or bi-tone gold and steel.
Moreover, the brand offered it with different dial functions and colours, paired with leather straps or bracelet.
Some significant features include a date, a moonphase, a triple calendar, and also a perpetual calendar.
However, the most common Speedmaster Reduced versions feature a black dial with no date and a black tachymeter bezel.
Omega produced this noteworthy model for nearly two decades.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch was the first timepiece that stepped on the lunar surface.
Today, the Speedmaster Moonwatch collection consists of quartz watches, special-edition watches, analogue displays, manual chronographs and also automatic Master Co-Axial chronometers.
- The iconic Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch flaunts a steel case of 42mm diameter and manual-winding chronograph movement.
- The watch is desirable also among vintage collectors as the current iterations flaunt a design similar to the original watch made nearly 50years ago.
- However, the matte black dial features contrasting white hands, fitted under a Hesalite crystal.
Some of the defining features of the Speedmaster Moonwatch are the black tachymeter scale and luminous accents on its dial that offer increased readability.
Moreover, the dial sports a 2-hour counter, 30-minute recorder and a small seconds-scale.
Omega Speedmaster MKII
Omega introduced the Speedmaster MKII in 1969, offering a barrel-shaped case. What makes the model unique and innovative is the tachymeter scale fitted underneath a flat crystal, instead of on the external bezel.
- Interestingly, Omega expanded the case size of the Speedmaster MKII over the years.
- For example, after the 1970s, the 71.75mm diameter increased to 42.4mm.
- Although the watch flaunts virtually a similar design like the original Speedmaster, current MKII references house an upgraded automatic Co-Axial caliber.
- Moreover, the Omega Speedmaster MKII features polished accents and brushed finished bracelet.
You can find this model in vintage as well as contemporary versions, with different case sizes, dial patterns, and movements.
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