Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph - Another Star Chronograph Born

Apr 07, 2011
The Omega Speedmaster is famous as a classic chronograph characterized by great reliability and a timeless design. Having highlighted the watchmaking history in July 1969 as the first timekeeper worn on the Moon, it is nicknamed the Moonwatch.

In 2011, the Omega Speedmaster family welcomes an innovative member - the Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph. The novelty is animated by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300/9301. Having maintained some distinctive features of the original Speedmaster Professional, including the black dial with the Moonwatch-style hands and the black tachymeter on the bezel, it has acquired some peculiar features that make it stand out among other family members.

The 44.25 mm case of the new Omega watch is rendered in stainless steel. The bevelled black dial is completed with white transferred details and varnished white hands. The case is coupled with a black leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

The heart of the watch, the Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300/9301, incorporating the Co-Axial escapement and free sprung-balance, will guarantee supreme reliability over a long period of time. The mechanism is also fitted with a silicon balance spring. The timepiece is given a full four-year warranty.

You will notice that the dial of the Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph features two sub-dials instead of the common three featured by other Speedmaster models. Now, the 12-hour and 60-minute counters are found in the same sub-dial at 3 oclock. The chronograph seconds hand is positioned in the center, while the small seconds are presented via the 9 o'clock sub-dial.

The innovative case-construction incorporates a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal both on the front and on the polished screw-in case-back. Provided with anti-reflective treatment, the sapphire crystal case-back allows to admire the inner life of the Omega watch.

The Speedmaster Omega Co-Axial Chronograph watch has been also created in other variations with an 18K orange gold case with a black ceramic dial and with a 950 platinum case with a black enamel dial, both completed with 18K gold applied indexes and hands.

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