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Omega Speedmaster Racing: in tribute to racing cars

January 15, 2014

The watch brand Omega (Swatch Group) returns this year with a Speedmaster which, for once, does not render homage to space, but to auto racing... Hence its name: Speedmaster Racing. A chronograph (40 mm) available in two versions, either with a steel bracelet, either on a strap rubber black and yellow of the most beautiful effect.

When the Omega Speedmaster is presented in 1957, she first seduces drivers rallies and motor sports to chronographic performances as well as the aesthetics of its design.

In fact, it should be recalled that the design of its dial was inspired by Italian cars of the time dashboards... It was also the first chronograph with tachymeter scale was placed on the bezel and not on the dial!

The first poster of the Omega Speedmaster sported the slogan: "Our picture shows two sports because enthusiasts racing the clock... the clock being no. clock at all but the new Omega high-precision wrist computer, the Speedmaster" (our photo illustrates two sports car enthusiasts engaged in a race against the clock... the watch being other than the new high precision of Omega wristwatch (: Speedmaster).

The new Speedmaster Racing pays tribute to the Replica Watches UK bond that unites for so long this racing chronograph; link relatively unknown to the general public. Indeed, until the Speedmaster was worn on the Moon or the North Poles and South, there were the wrists of men and women driving sports cars.

The Racing of Omega Speedmaster chronograph has a 40 mm case stainless steel equipped with a tachymeter scale on the bezel Matt Black Aluminum. It is proposed to choose from with a tachymeter scale in grey/red, gray/yellow or grey. The screwed is the hippocampus, the emblem of the brand.

The dial and counters are available in the range of color combinations in the technical features of the watch. Counters 30 minutes and 12 hours as well as the small seconds counter are structured with a triangular "Clous de Paris" pattern. A date window is located at 6 o'clock. Needles the hours and the minutes and the hour markers are covered with Superluminova.

Side engine, the Speedmaster Racing has the calibre 3330 Omega exclusive, equipped with a chronograph with column wheel mechanism, and equipped with a co-axial escapement and sprung Silicon Si14. The combination of these elements allows to obtain a level of chronometric performance and stability as the chronograph is guaranteed for four years.

This new chrono Speedmaster Racing is mounted on a stainless steel or (our favorite) black rubber bracelet. Note that it is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet.

 On July 20, 1969 (date UTC - coordinated universal time) took place the first lunar landing of a manned space mission. This was undoubtedly the culmination of the largest Fake Rolex and most exciting adventure scientist in the history of humanity.

July 21 at 02:56 (hour GMT), when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the Moon, the Omega Speedmaster on the wrist of Aldrin was suddenly in the legend - Armstrong had to left his Omega watch aboard the lunar module to address the failure of the electronic counter.

Today, the watch brand joins in the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing by launching the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 "40th anniversary" Limited Edition.

This remarkable timepiece is equipped with the famous Omega calibre 1861, one that was already the first Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Extending the stainless steel housing, the bracelet a for its part, was reworked to include the Omega system patented screw and PIN.

The black dial reminiscent of the first 'Speed' - with a few significant differences however: the small seconds counter presents, in the form of a small silver medallion, an adaptation of the famous logo of the Apollo 11 mission representing an Eagle preparing to land on the Moon and holding in its Dexter an olive branch (peace symbol) with the Earth appearing in the background.

Omega presents the Speedmaster Apollo 11 40th anniversary
Recall that this mission logo was designed by Michael Collins, the command module pilot. Third man in the crew, Collins remained in the Apollo 11 capsule while Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon with the lunar module.

The Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch needles have been realized with care: the hour and minute needles, as well as the second of the chronograph (with red point) are coated with superluminova; the chronograph minute and hour counters hands are white and the small second, brushed and rhodium-plated blends with the Medallion.

As for the dial, it presents the inscription «Omega Speedmaster Professional», below which appears in red '02:56 GMT', the exact time when Neil Armstrong made his first "small step" on the moon.

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