Here is where things get even more perplexing. While an Omega continues to be in space today, we are not yet at the point where NASA has flight-qualified anything. However, we do start to find the watch get a little beefier with bigger pushers, and now thin white hour and second hands that the Speedmaster would retain in perpetuity.With mention 105.012 we actually see the Speedmaster start to evolve and take the shape of what we understand — and can be still made — today. For the very first time we’ve got crown guards — in fact we’ve got an entirely new, bigger mid-case. The pushers are wider, and entirely protected by the new case design. On the dial we have “Professional” written below “Omega Speedmaster.” Again, we have to recall that Omega made these watches in the very same time as other references including symmetrical instances and “Pre-Professional” dials. There’s no linear transition with Speedmasters, and one must remember that when trying to date an illustration. Together with 105.012, we now also have a 42mm case.Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, and of course titles like Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation, the newest has attained well-deserved rock-star status among watch fans everywhere. Here are 10 things you ought to know about Omega. “Chronograph” is only a fancy term for “stopwatch.” They have been inserted to watches back in the first portion of the 20th century to permit racecar drivers and pilots to time themselves, and also each other.
It is a huge year for Speedmaster, Omega’s iconic sports watch, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017.
Two models have been revealed ahead of Baselworld, but expect to see a raft of models in a top to bottom celebration of the icon.
What we have seen so far is a 38mm ladies model with cappuccino colours and a diamond-studded bezel, and a 44.25mm driver’s model in black, silver and orange.
The ladies 38mm edition has a two colour dial with brown oval subdials on a latte-coloured face. The case, hands and indexes have all been made from 18ct rose gold. The watch houses an Omega Calibre 3330, which uses a silicon balance spring.
The men’s stainless steel Speedmaster Automatic is a classic driver’s watch with a matt black dial with hands and markers featuring 18ct white gold, white Supernova-Luminova and orange. It is carried by a black leather strap that is perforated to reveal orange rubber below. The watch houses a chronograph-certified caliber 99000.