Adhering to the extraordinary tradition of Omega, each new Speedmaster watch carries the inner essence and excellent design of the earlier models. The newly launched Omega Speedmaster series racing chronograph chronometer watch, its dial design perfectly illustrates this spirit. The distinctive minute ring design first appeared on the Omega Speedmaster in 1968. Today, this classic design is returning to glory, continuing the tradition of ‘racing racing’ in this series, and giving new models infinite new ideas.
The Omega Speedmaster Series Racing Chronometer Observatory will be available in glory in 2017. The first watch presented here has a stainless steel case, exuding a new charm on the matte black dial. The polished ceramic bezel with matte Liquidmetal® tachymeter scale, the striking orange text on the dial complements the orange lacquer on the tip of the hour, minute and second hands, highlighting Omega’s unique design.
The second watch in this series is 18K Sedna® gold case, blue dial with blue leather strap, deep and charming. The tachymeter scale on the ceramic bezel is created by Omega’s original OMEGA Ceragold® technology.
Both of these watches are equipped with a racing-style two-color minute ring and are also named for this unique design. The design first appeared on the Omega Speedmaster series in 1968, making it easier to read the time of day.
The diameter of the new watch case is 44.25 mm. The sapphire crystal is crafted with fine craftsmanship, making the entire watch thinner and lighter than the previous model, highlighting Omega’s outstanding watchmaking technology.
In addition, the watch’s eye-catching features include the ‘arrow’ hour scale with Super-LumiNova luminous coating, and a wider, smaller dial that makes reading the chronograph time more convenient and intuitive.
The design of the stainless steel watch strap is also unique. The black leather strap is ingeniously filled with orange rubber. The milling tool is used to make the strap show neat and equidistant micro holes, and a touch of orange is looming, which not only creates a perfect sports style, but also brings a more comfortable and breathable wearing experience.
This series of new Omega timepieces has been gloriously upgraded to become the chronometer, representing the extraordinary quality of a new generation of Speedmaster watches. The watch is equipped with the 9900/9901 chronometer chronometer movement. The entire watch and movement have passed the strict watchmaking industry high certification standards approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Excellent level of anti-magnetic properties. Omega provides a four-year warranty for each watch.
Origin of the Omega racing dial
The racing dial is not a new concept for Omega. In fact, this classic design dates back to the early versions of Speedmaster watches and has always provided an inexhaustible source of design inspiration.
The racing dial design first appeared on the Omega Speedmaster launched in 1968 and was paired with a two-tone minute lap. It is generally agreed that this unique racing style of the watch, as well as its striking two-color minute scale and orange hands, are designed to make timing more convenient and may be specially designed for use in the air or on the racing track .
In the extremely diverse spirit of the 1960s, in order to make the Speedmaster series more abundant choices, watches with a variety of racing dials have been introduced. For collectors who are keen to collect this series of watches and people who are lucky enough to get one of them, each unique timepiece has a function hand with a different color combination, which makes it distinctive.
Even though people have done a lot of research and demonstration, the true origin and design purpose of Speedmaster watches in 1968 remain mysterious to this day. But there is no doubt that this unique design quickly gained popularity around the world.
In the early 1970s, the racing dial theme was soon reapplied in the Omega Speedmaster Mark II racing watch. In the 1990s, Omega teamed up with legendary racing drivers including Michael Schumacher to launch a number of Speedmaster watches and re-introduced the iconic racing dial.
Perhaps the most well-known tribute to racing dials in history may have happened in 2004, when Omega released the Speedmaster series racing watch (serial number 145.0022) specially designed for the Japanese market. As one of the non-numbered watches, this watch is limited to 2,004.
In 2014, the new generation of Speedmaster Mark II watches came out, and the racing dial appeared again, and has become a part of the essence of the Speedmaster series.
2017 witnessed another glorious return of the racing dial. The new timepiece design is quite unique and original, and as you can see, this watch retains Omega’s unique watchmaking tradition and continues the brand’s extraordinary legend.