Omega unveils a new Speedmaster Automatic inspired by the ‘60s

Omega unveils a new Speedmaster Automatic inspired by the ‘60s

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

A quintessential racing watch makes its comeback in the form of the new Omega Speedmaster Automatic

Giving due to their rich tradition this coming Baselworld is Omega as they open with an eye-catcher brimming with the spirit of racing. With inspiration that references an archival timepiece from 1968, the new Speedmaster Automatic is fronted by a distinctive minute-style track that calls to mind the iconic race watches of yore — but is now affixed onto a matte black dial for a contemporary take. Edged with orange accents along 18K white gold index markers that pull the gaze inwards, a pair of sub-dials is notched within the 44.25mm case, discreetly enlarged for an enhanced read-off emphasised by SuperLuminova.

Exemplary of a quintessential racing timepiece, the Speedmaster Automatic sports the indispensable tachymetre scale, now polished with brushed Liquidmetal to create a stylistic contrast with its matte watch face. Strikingly bold, the sharply dressed veneer certainly speaks not only to race enthusiasts but to horophiles as well, for beneath its hood lies the calibre 9900 —Omega's Master Chronometre movement that one-ups the industry benchmark with superlative precision, performance and magnetic resistance, certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Meteorology. Finished with a black leather strap furnished with perforations for an aerated advantage, sleek and sporty has never been more dashing.

Omega Speedmaster Automatic

The Speedmaster Automatic will debut at Baselworld 2017.