Although originally designed for motor racing, OMEGA’s Speedmaster was destined to fly, becoming the first watch worn on the moon and a must-have for Earthbound adventurers. In 2022, the professional chronograph is on track to gain a new generation of Speedy fans.
Speedmaster ’57 Calibre 9906
A slimmed down ’57 delivers big on performance
OMEGA’s famous Speedmaster ’57, first introduced in 2013, returns in 2022, with a Master Chronometer upgrade and slimmer profile. The new collection consists of eight new stainless steel models, all powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906. The use of a manual-winding movement allows for a thinner case and finer bezel, giving the new ’57 watches a streamlined look. There’s a “sandwich“ black dial edition with recessed hour markers filled with vintage Super-LumiNova – and three releases with PVD dials, in blue, green and a new varnished burgundy. The entire collection is presented with stainless steel bracelets or matching coloured leather straps.
At just 12.99 mm, the new ’57 is considerably slimmer than its cousin the Speedmaster Moonwatch 3861 at 13.58 mm. Of course, there is always a nod to space history on a Speedmaster. The bracelet on the steel version is inspired by the Apollo 11 tribute launched in 2019, and equipped with OMEGA’s patented comfort release adjustment system.