Category: Omega

11 Feb

Comments Off on Omega Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster


First launched in 1957, the Omega Speedmaster was one of the most appreciated timepieces by those with a fine taste in motorsports and rallies. The main reasons for this were its bold design and chronograph performances. It is a well-known thing that the dial of the watch was inspired by the dashboard of Italian automobiles. Almost a decade before the Speedmaster became famous for its association with space missions, it was acknowledged by the entire watch industry as a superior chronograph with unparalleled aesthetic qualities.

The most noteworthy thing about the Speedmaster is the fact that it was the first chronograph watch ever that repositioned the tachymetric scale from the dial to the bezel.  This very important difference was just the innovation that Omega needed in order to transform its Speedmaster line into a memorable one. This change made it easier for the wearer to read elapsed time. Especially racing drivers found this improvement very useful.

So the fame of the Omega Speedmaster begun long before it was worn at the North or South Poles or on the Moon. This timeless instrument was adorning the wrists of professional race drivers a long way back, setting the foundations of Omega’s legacy.

One of the most unique variations of the classic Omega Speedmaster is called Racing. The Speedmaster Racing series includes outstanding chronograph watches that measure 40 mm in case diameter and feature a sleek matte black aluminum tachymetric ring on the bezel. The brand also offers this model with a grey/yellow, grey or grey red tachymetric scaling. Its solid stainless steel case is sturdy and fiercely constructed as to emphasize masculinity and durability. On the stunning screw-in case back there is the distinctive Seahorse emblem.

The ingenuity and authenticity of the original Speedmaster design is preserved on the new Racing line by offering the dial and sub-dials in a combination of colors that are reminiscent for the Speedmaster, but somehow these watches have a particular chromatic innovation that complete its identity. One of its most notable features are the 30-minutes and 12-hours counters and the small seconds hand sub-dial which are printed with a triangular “Clou de Paris” pattern. To offer maximum functionality, the Speedmaster Racing comes with a date window at 6 o’clock and the very durable luminescent material called Super-LumiNova is used to coat the hour markers as well as the hour and minutes hands.

The truth is that all Speedmaster models are inspired by the world of racing, but the Speedmaster Racing collection brings a more extravagant touch to the traditional black and white Speemaster look. The newer and super modern chromatics includes vivid colors like yellow, red, blue and silver. The secret is to combine the classic dial layout with contemporary textures and elements.

At the heart of the Speedmaster Racing beats a spectacular automatic mechanism developed and produced entirely by Omega. This very precise self-winding mechanical movement is known as the Omega calibre 9330 which is fitted with a Co-Axial escapement, a column-wheel chronograph mechanism and a Si14 silicon balance spring. The technical and functional performances of this chronograph movement are truly impressive providing superior precision and stability. The Racing models were constructed to endure water pressure associated with depths of 100 meters/330 feet. Also, this sporty model is offered with either a black rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

Basically, the new Omega Speedmaster Racing line doesn’t surprise us just with its aesthetic upgrades, but it manages to take our breath away with a state of the art movement that has been created as a middle path between a completely in-house made Omega calibre as the 9300 and a base ETA mechanism.

Omega has played with the Speedmaster dial countless times before, but the Racing series brings by far the most interesting and fun innovations. Its casual and youthful aesthetics are incredibly appealing to the modern watches enthusiasts who want to find the perfect balance between design and functionality.

Filed Under: Omega

Tags: ,

19 Apr

Comments Off on Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon


Omega has had some of the most important collections in watchmaking history and while the brand has a long history indeed it’s not resting on its laurels and is still producing the very best timepieces on the market.

The amazing Omega Speedmaster collection is the very definition of watch pedigree having been present on all NASA lunar missions. The technical abilities, durability, reliability and elegance of the watch has also made it one of the most popular in the brand’s history, being purchased in stores around the world.

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon

The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon continues the Speedmaster tradition of creating the very best possible watches while incorporating some delightful functions to give it that extra bit of flair a legendary watch should have.

The watch has an automatic movement making it as reliable as it is beautiful. The movement caliber is 9300 while the base caliber is the same. The case is made from high durability plastic and has a diameter of 44.25 mm and a thickness if 17 mm. While it can be considered a large watch, the design makes it fit perfectly on any size of wrist, from very small ones to quite large ones. The watch doesn’t need to perform under a lot of wet conditions and as such has waterproofing which goes only to 5 ATM or 50 meters.

The bezel is made from a ceramic material, which gives it a durable yet elegant aspect. The sapphire glass is scratch and glare proof, making the watch easy to read regardless of how sunny it gets as well as making it virtually indestructible. The dial is black, the main color of the entire watch, a detail which gives it an understated coolness. It also contains no numerals so the sleek black look basically runs through.

The bracelet is mater from ceramic material and comes in the same black coloring, giving a pleasant feel on the wrist while also contributing to the durability of the entire watch. The watch attaches to the wrist firmly and safely thanks to a fold clasp which is made from high-durability steel. Among the many functions of the watch you will also find a chronograph which is elegantly placed on the dial without taking up too much space and creating an uneven look. Other functions include small seconds, luminescent numerals and hands and a chronometer.

This amazing model is produced in a limited edition so any purchase is basically an investment, and when you consider Omega’s track record, you can bet it is a good investment.

Filed Under: Omega


01 Mar

Comments Off on Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M


Omega is one of the biggest names in the world of watchmaking. From James Bond to air and sea themed models, from celebratory models, dedicated to great world figures to collaborations with some of the world’s biggest brands, Omaga has done it all.

In its amazing and extremely diverse offer one thing appears the same regardless of model or the time it was designed and that is the quality and durability of all Omega watches.

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M

When it comes to quality and durability the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M is no exception. It’s rugged exterior and the incredibly complex mechanism which powers it create a perfect symbiosis, one which delivers a beautiful and reliable time piece, a timepiece which can be considered a good investment as its price is bound to rise in future years.

The Ploprof has an automatic movement which makes your watch effective and very reliable on top of its precision and aspect. The case is made from steel with an impressive diameter of 55 by 48 mm. The large size of the watch is a detail which might scare off some potential customers, however, the interesting design features and unusual shape make it a well-balanced time piece which looks good on any wrist regardless of its size, be it very small or large.

The watch, as the series would suggest, performs very well in wet conditions and is waterproofed up to 120 bar or 1200 meters. The bezel is also made from high-quality steel giving this watch the durable rugged aspect which Omega has gotten us used to.

The sapphire glass has a special scratchproof coating which makes the watch virtually indestructible as well as easy to read in any weather conditions thanks to the glare proofing. The dial is black, contrasting the cold grey of the steel and creating a well-balanced look which can basically go with just about any color combination. The watch is made for casual wear and due to its size and pedigree is designed to shine in a water based environment.

The bracelet is made from orange rubber while the watch can be safely attached to your wrist thanks to a classic fold clasp made from the same steel the bezel and case are made from.

The Ploprof is a new addition to the diving heritage of Omega, employing the latest technology in order to provide professional divers and watch connoisseurs with an amazing timepiece which performs as good as it looks.

Filed Under: Omega

Tags: ,