As a testament to the fact that size does indeed not matter, Omega drops a slimmed-down ’57 that is most certainly big on performance. This year the professional chronograph is on track to gain a new generation of Speedy fans – The Omega Speedmaster ’57 Calibre 9906
Although OMEGA’s Speedmasters were originally designed for motor racing, these babies were destined to fly, becoming the first watch worn on the moon and a must-have for earthbound adventurers.
A slimmed down ’57 delivers big on performance OMEGA’s famous Speedmaster ’57, first introduced in 2013, returns in 2022,
The new 40.50 mm Speedy’s, with a Master Chronometer upgrade and slimmer profile come in eight new stainless steel models, all that are powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906. The use of a manual-winding movement allows for a thinner case and finer bezel, giving the new ’57 watches a streamlined look. There is also a “sandwich“ black dial edition with recessed hour markers filled with vintage Super-LumiNova – and three releases with PVD dials, in blue, green and a new varnished burgundy. That burgundy surely is something else!
The entire collection is presented with stainless steel bracelets or matching coloured leather straps. At just 12.99 mm, the new ’57 is considerably slimmer than the Speedmaster Moonwatch 3861 at 13.58 mm. Of course, there is always a nod to space history on a Speedmaster. The bracelet on the steel version is inspired by the Apollo 11 tribute launched in 2019, and equipped with OMEGA’s patented comfort release adjustment system.
The Speedy get’s a lunar glow
As we all know the famous Moonwatch is already available in steel, 18K Sedna™ Gold and 18K Canopus Gold™. This year however, OMEGA is taking lunar inspiration to the next level with two new models in 18K Moonshine™ Gold. One with 18K Moonshine™ Gold dial, black ceramic bezel ring and blackened subdials and indexes.
Another interesting addition is the PVD green coated dial and a green ceramic bezel ring. The 18K Moonshine™ Gold Moonwatch can we worn with a matching bracelet or strap, depending on the mood of the day. Powering all new models is OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. As shown, the watch being offered on a polished and brushed 18K Moonshine™ Gold bracelet, or integrated black rubber strap with lunar surface texture on the back and 18K Moonshine™ Gold foldover clasp.
Sporting a central hour-minute hands, small-seconds, a central chronograph seconds hand, a 30-minute and 12-hour recorder this watch boasts of a 50 hour power reserve. It is presented with a special “Moonwatch” presentation box with the “LEGENDARY MOONWATCH” leaflet inside.
What is OMEGA Moonshine™ Gold?
Created in 2019, OMEGA’s exclusive Moonshine™ Gold is an 18K yellow gold alloy, inspired by the shining moonlight in a dark blue sky. OMEGA’s 18K Moonshine™ Gold offers a distinctive paler hue than traditional 18K yellow gold and high resistance to the fading of colour and lustre over time.
Turn this beauty around and witness a polished 18K Moonshine™ Gold with double bevels and engraved in black with “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON” and “CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER”.
That’s a pretty slender start to OMEGA Days 2022!