Omega Speedmaster ’57 began as a reissue with the original stainless steel bezel, straight lugs and no crown-guards polished case just like the early models of the Speedmaster’s, nicknamed: Speedies. But, aside from aesthetical features, this timepiece brought a vintage look with modern technology. It basically just excluded the “broad arrow hands” from its 2013 reissue, which to those who recall the original was one of its most characteristic traits, but the 2015 reissue has added this missing touch.
The once again reissued timepiece comes bearing a black dial with its beige transferred indications presenting 2 sub-dials instead of the traditional 3 sub-dials featured with the Speedmaster. They eliminated one of them by placing the 12-hour and 60-minute counters in the same sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, providing a convenient reading. The second sub-dial at 9 o’clock keeps track of the passing seconds. It also includes a tachymeter scale with a brushed bezel that stands-out in a non-flashy manner.
While the original had a 44mm wide case version, this Omega Speedmaster ’57 brings it down a notch to 41.5mm wide in steel, although its broad lugs give it a bigger demeanor. This model also acquires some faux patina, which may not enthrall everyone, but adds to the vintage look. The hands possess a dark superluminova for telling time thru its luminescence. The case has a sapphire crystal over the dial and its caseback, so as to observe the watches movement and is water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet). Omega has also included the date at the 6 o’clock position.
The watch is powered by a modern Omega in-house, caliber 9300 movement, with a Co-Axial escapement and is COSC certified. It is amongst one of the best movements produced by Omega, operating at the irregular 3.5Hz frequency and with a power reserve lasting up to 60 hours.
The Speedmaster ’57 is available in: lightweight titanium, 18k red or yellow gold, stainless steel, a blend of red and yellow gold, or classic stainless steel. Each model comes with a matching metal bracelet or a leather strap. But the “broad arrow hands” belongs to the 2015 version which feature the black dial and the option of bracelet or leather strap as well.
There are many Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph models, especially with the 2013 edition and this further update in 2015. If in doubt check the reference numbers:
Reference#: 318.104.22.168.01.002 – is the bracelet version
Reference#: 322.214.171.124.01.002 – is the strap version
MSRP – $9,000.00 USD
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