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Omega Speedmaster Racing Collection Review
Omega introduced the collection of Speedmaster in 1957. The collection became famous for the performance of the chronograph and the aesthetics of the design. The design of the dial reminds us of the designs of the Italian cars’ dashboard. OMEGA in its Speedmaster’s chronograph repositioned the tachymetric scale from the position of the dial to the position of the bezel. The feature facilitated the reading of the time elapsed and thus it is one of the most favorite chronographs among competitive drivers.
The Omega Speedmaster Racing Collection for the first time was released on the market in the year of 2012 at Baselworld. It is a collection that belongs to the brand of Co-Axial Speedmaster timepieces and people consider it to be a more affordable one. The entire Omega Speedmaster series has a historical background of 60 years. The watches in this collection are with splendid designs that will remind you of a dashboard that can be found in the fast racing cars.
In 2017 Omega released the updated collection of Speedmaster Racing Chronographs that feature a case of 40mm made of stainless steel, tachymetric bezel in matte black, three textural subdials. From the additional features, you can choose between two options for straps: rubber one or bracelets with a whole range of available colors to choose from. The case back has the famous emblem of a seahorse on it.
The dial as well the sub-dials can be found in a spectrum of a variety of combinations of colors that make the watches in the Omega Speedmaster Racing distinctive and different from the other lines. The pattern of “Clou de Paris” in a triangle shape is used as a texture for the counters for twelve hours and thirty minutes also for the hand showing the seconds. Right above the position of 6 o’clock, you can find the date window. Both of the hands of the watch are covered with Super-LumiNova. The caliber that is integrated into the Omega Speedmaster Racing is exclusive 3330 with a column-wheel mechanism and escapement that is Co-Axial and a balance spring made of silicon Si14. All the integrated features in this Omega Speedmaster collection provide a timepiece that is of extraordinary stability and impressive performance. The watches are water-resistant to 100 meters.
Omega Speedmaster Racing Models
There are two sub-collections when it comes to Omega Speedmaster Racing: the collection of 40mm and the one of 44.25 mm Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer.
The Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer
What is common for the whole new Speedmaster collection is that all the watches carry the aesthetic design that has roots from the past. Talking about the Speedmaster Master Chronometer, this very same style and design is evident from the first glance. The motor racing design is noticeable from the characteristic minute-track pattern combined with authentic and unique details.
Omega Speedmaster Racing: The Dial
The distinctive dial track is what makes the collection unique and its style borrowed from the racing cars’ dashboards is the inspiration for the name of the collection. The prime design created in 1968 introduced improved readability for all the owners of these timepieces. The sub-dials were expanded; there are illuminated indexes with arrowheads. This Master Chronometer collection features watches with a diameter of 44.25mm made of watches gold (18K Sedna™), and stainless steel, and bezels made of slick ceramic. The thinner appearance of the watches in the collection is achieved by the applied sapphire crystal.
This collection has an incredible selection of straps and bracelets. One great choice among the many is the strap made of leather in black color combined with rubber section in orange color. The orange-colored interior can be seen by the perforated openings made by special milling tools. The engine is caliber 9900/9901, which movement represents high-quality precision, great magnetic resistance, and incredible performance. The watches meet the highest requirements set by the Meteorology Institute of Switzerland (METAS).
The watches in this collection satisfy even the highest demands and most sophisticated and delicate tastes and suit perfectly on the wrist. This Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer presents a wide range of timepieces that combines plain colors like matt for the dials with some striking ones like sun-brushed. There are ten models in this collection Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer that differs in the selection of straps and bracelets combined in different color combinations.
The chronograph is self-winding with column and escapement -Co-Axial. The Master Chronometer, certified by METAS, has resistance against magnetic fields that reaches 15,000 gausses. The timepieces consist of balance-spring made of silicon, 2 barrels and a function of the time zone. There is a rotor with gold (18K Sedna™) also the balance bridge designed in arabesque style and a pattern of Geneva waves. All the watches are water-resistant up to 50 meters.
Omega Speedmaster Racing 40mm
There are 14 different color combinations and watches in the 40 mm collection. The models are a modern update of the classical timepieces from the same Speedmaster collection that appeared in 1996. The Omega Speedmaster Racing Automatic Chronograph has an automatic winding and a great size that is perfectly wearable. It features expressive dials on the 40 mm case made of stainless steel and with a thickness of 15.1 mm it is mainly a sports watch with 19 mm between lugs. The strap can be cross-hatched and made of vulcanized rubber that has a tiny pattern of diamond shape.
This perfectly matches the pattern of the sub-dials offering fine finish and subtle look. The strap is thick enough not to be stiff. The underside is also soft, satin and comfortable for wearing. It can be extended additionally or if there is no need for the strap you can tuck the extra strap under the buckle. The buckle features twin triggers and the flanks are with satin finish and polished bevels.
Omega Speedmaster Racing: The Functions
The crown, itself can be positioned in two ways: The first one is a normal position which actually refers to the position of wearing: in the occasion when the position of the crown is set against a watch case, it guarantees the water-resistance of the watch. If you leave the watch and do not wear it for longer than 45 hours you will have to wind the watch with the assistance of the crown which you have to put it in position one.
The second function of the crown is for setting the time in reference to seconds, minutes and hours. You can also use it to correct the date with the help of the corrector which is placed at 10 o’clock. Speedmaster Racing Collection can boast itself with one traditional feature that is wide-known and this is a ring bezel tachymeter. The tachymeter is made of stainless steel and one of the options is in matte black color and usually, the scaling matches the nuance of the dial.
If you would like to observe and check the speed of one object that is moving in accordance with the time spent in traveling in reference to fixed distance, then you would certainly make use of the tachymeter. The tachymeter enables straightforward conversion of the spent time from seconds per unit into a unit per hour. The duration is 60 seconds and you can read the speed from the hand that shows the seconds.
This distinctive feature is excellent for people who are interested in calculating the speed of cars. This function together with the other functions of these timepieces from this collection and their design is superb for competitors and racers. Thus this collection would be an excellent choice for a present for race drivers and anyone interested in speed.
Omega Speedmaster Racing: Movement with Calibre 3300
The Omega Speedmaster Racing timepieces besides being models that are aesthetically pleasing with the design and patterned dials, also possess distinctive features that make this collection unique and with authentic movement that will arise the interest of the ones especially interested in watchmaking. This watch movement represents a combination of a base movement (ETA) in addition to the fully in-house movement by Omega such as the 9300 caliber. The Speedmaster Racing Collection possesses the exclusive caliber by Omega that features 3300 movements.
The combination of components integrated into the Calibre 3300 provides reliable and incredible performance when it comes to timekeeping also reliability and stability when we are facing extreme conditions. These integrated components are a mechanism of the chronograph with a column-wheel, an escapement Co-Axial, shock absorber- NIVACHOC, a balance spring made of silicon Si14. The movement applies 31 jewels, which run at 4hz with 52 hours power reserve. In addition, the chronometer is verified by the COSC certification. The movement is extremely accurate with deviation in average of -4/+6 sec.per day. The caliber and the movement make the watches long-lasting and durable timepieces.
Omega Speedmaster Racing: Value
The Omega Speedmaster Racing collection offers a great selection of colors such as Omega Speedmaster Racing red, Omega Speedmaster Racing white, Omega Speedmaster Racing yellow, Omega Speedmaster Racing black. If you are in love with watches and cars you will definitely find your favorite piece among the many in this collection. For all the prices for individual pieces from this collection make sure you check our page exquisitetimepieces.com.