Omega is ready to take pole position at Baselworld 2017, releasing its new Speedmaster Racing Master Chonometer–the latest incarnation of the classic 1968 Speedmaster–before the much awaited annual watch and jewellery fair taking place in Basel, Switzerland later this March.
What’s immediately arresting is the distinctive minute-track style derived from the original. Its motor racing heritage is apparent on a matt-black dial with orange markings and beveled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova for precision viewing.
This attention to detail extends to the subdials that have been expanded for better readability.
The polished ceramic bezel highlights a brushed signature Liquidmetal techymeter scale and bright orange working to match the colour of the varnished hands and tip of the seconds hand.
At 44.25mm, its case is thinner than previous versions yet houses the caliber 9900 which adheres to the Swiss watchmaking industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance. The timepiece also comes Master Chronometer certified.
We also love the unique micro perforated black leather and orange rubber strap that promises better comfort for the wearer.
No doubt, the Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chonometer is an all-round winner!