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Latest Watch: Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black

The latest model to join the collection is the Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black with all new round subdials instead of the oval ones we have seen in “feminine” editions

Nov 27, 2017 | By Jonathan Ho

With a refined case size, the new Omega Speedmaster 38 mm collection includes vibrant colours and unique design attributes that provide a refreshing twist on the classic chronograph. It’s not the Moonwatch, but nevertheless, it’s an arguably consumer friendlier version of Omega’s famed Moonwatch with gentler proportions and an automatically wound movement.

Earlier this year, the pre-Baselworld 2017 teasers introduced us to what was previously called as the Omega Speedmaster Reduced, newly christened as the Omega Speedmaster 38. Taking the suffix from its  case diameter and losing the negative connotations resulting from the “Reduced” portion of the name, the Bienne manufacture launched the newly re-designed Omega Speedmaster 38 Cappucino in two-tone, 38mm stainless steel case with bezel, crown and pushers are 18k Sedna gold. As you might recall, Sedna gold was Omega’s new proprietary fade-resistant gold alloy.

Latest Watch: Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black

Today, the latest model to join the collection is the Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black. Returning is the new “cut bezel”, last seen on the Speedmaster 38 “Orbis” – a chronograph dedicated to the brand’s partnership with life-affirming Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital. Similarly, within the stainless steel case beats COSC-certified calibre 3330, Omega’s new entry-level in-house chronograph movement which replaced the 3220 (basically an ETA with dubois depraz module), and now featuring the friction-free Co-Axial escapement and Omega’s vaunted magnetism-resistant si-14 silicon hairspring.

Not returning, is the oval sub-dial aesthetic which are found on the designated “female” editions of the new Speedmaster 38. The latest Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black is a unique model in stainless steel that offers rounded subdials with concentric circle details, as opposed to oval from the early Baselworld 2017 editions. The new Speedmaster 38mm chronograph’s dial is sun-brushed black and features a complementary two-tone black and silvery aluminium bezel with tachymeter scale, in stark distinction to what the older Speedmaster Reduced used to have.

The rhodium-plated hands and indexes of the latest Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black are coated in green Super-Luminova visible under the Anti-reflection-coated sapphire crystal, maximising legibility.

Though the Speedmaster Chrono 38 comes with a closed steel caseback stamped with the signature Speedmaster’s Seahorse medallion, the calibre 3330 is decorated with Geneva striping and chamfered bridges, it is not hand-finished, by it is definitely competently if industrially executed.

Omega Speedmaster Chrono 38mm Black Price and Specs

Case 38mm stainless steel case with 100m water resistance
Movement Calibre 3330 with co-axial escapement and silicon hairspring with 52 hours  power reserve
Strap 18mm stainless steel bracelet
Price US$ 4,900


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