Pre-Baselworld 2014: Omega – Speedmaster Professional Mark II 2014 Edition
The Speedmaster Professional Mark II was presented in 1969 as a variation of the conventional Speedmaster (Moonwatch). It was delivered in three renditions: dark dial and treated steel case, red/orange/dim dials and hardened steel case, gold dial and gold case. Every one of them embraced the hand-wound, space-tried Caliber 861 movement.
In 2014 Omega will once again introduce this classic Speedmaster Mark II, refreshing it with a programmed development and another tachymetric scale illuminated from underneath by an aluminum ring loaded up with Super-LumiNova.
The stained white and dark hour and moment hands are covered with Super-LumiNova just like the focal chronograph hand. The chronograph 30-moment and 12-hour recorders are situated at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock separately while the little seconds sub-dial is at 9 o’clock. A level scratch-safe sapphire gem secures the matt dark or dim dial. The cleaned and brushed hardened steel case is barrel-molded with cleaned crown and pushers.
Omega has introduced three models: dark dial and steel case/wristband, dark dial and dark case/arm band, and a third form with grey dial highlighting a fluorescent orange focal chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track.
The development is the Co-Axial type 3330 equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring and a segment wheel chronograph mechanism.
The case is fitted with a brushed tempered steel arm band, complete with Omega’s protected extendable foldover rack-and-pusher fasten. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet.
The new Speedmaster Professional Mark II will be formally introduced at Baselworld 2014.