Back in 2017 during what was then known as Baselworld, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of the moon landing, by releasing a 38mm Speedmaster. Although this is a unisex model, the smaller size is more suited for woman’s wrists. It was even released with diamond-studded versions. Now Omega has followed-up with full-gold updates for these historic timepieces.
The 38mm case is available in either: 18k yellow gold or Senda™ gold, both with a mixture of brushed and polished finishes. While on the flip-side we encounter a case back, decorated with an engraving of the iconic Omega seahorse medallion.
Mounted to the case is a matching gold bezel, with a polished-brushed bezel that includes a tachymeter scale on a brown or green aluminium ring.
Each model at an additional cost can be had with a dual bezel design, in which the inner section of the bezel features the same tachymeter scale on an aluminium ring, while the outside is diamond-paved.
It also comes equipped with two pushers to operate the chronograph functions, with a screw-in setting crown in-between them, engraved with the Omega logo. All topped by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Time is exhibited on a silver dial for both models with gold-applied hour index markers, followed by a ring of printed minute markings with small-dots for each 5-minute increment.
But each model differs with either: “cappuccino” light brown or green highlights.They include three snailed sub-dials: a 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, and a sub-seconds counter. The brown model comes with all gold hands; while the green option has a green-toned chrono arrow-tipped hand and a pair of sub-dial hands.
Meanwhile both have been crafted with central gold hands; which along with the dotted hour index markers, have all been fitted with a luminescent filling for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture within the 12-hour sub-dial, at the 6 o’clock position.
Omega Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial Chronograph
The “Omega Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial Chronograph” (References below) is powered by a the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 3300, which is an officially certified chronometer. It also features a free sprung-balance equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 52 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is either a: taupe-brown or green leather strap with exposed white stitching, secured to the wrist by a gold push-button deployment buckle. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.