Omega: Speedmaster Chronoscope23 September 2021
The word Chronoscope blends two traditional Greek expressions. “Chronos” meaning time and “Scope” meaning to observe. The tool typically measures the duration between two points or events.
The new OMEGA Speedmaster Chronoscope performs exactly this function beautifully – and on multiple levels.
TACHYMETER “Measures speed based on distance”
The Chronoscope can tell you how fast you are going, based on how far you have travelled. As the scale measures the average travel time between two specific points, it makes no difference whether your journey is in miles or kilometres.
TELEMETER “Measures distance based on speed of sound”
With a simple two-step process, OMEGA’s precision tool can tell you exactly how far you are from something that is visible and audible, such as a lightning storm.
PULSOMETER “Measures a human’s heartbeat”
Too slow, too fast, or just right? Thanks to this 30-pulse-per-minute scale, you can measure your own or someone else’s heartbeat.
INSPIRATION AND MOVEMENT
Today’s Chronoscope models pay tribute to OMEGA’s past, with dials in the detailed “snail” design that featured on the brand’s chronograph wristwatches from the 1940’s. The 20th century also makes it mark on the leaf-shaped hands of each watch, as well as the “spiral” track pattern that elegantly runs beneath the Arabic numerals on the dial.
Visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback is a manual-winding OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908 with a beautiful finish. A standout feature is the design of the Chronoscope bridge. Geneva waves in arabesque, that start from the balance wheel instead of the centre of the movement – a first for OMEGA.
To improve the watch’s power reserve, OMEGA has included twin barrels with anti-wear DLC coating. OMEGA’s column wheel mechanism ensures the accurate running of the Chronoscope’s multiple functions.
As a certified Master Chronometer, both the movement and the watch have proven their worth under the toughest conditions, having emerged from the industry’s strictest tests, set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
Six 43 mm models in stainless steel with Arabic numerals and anodized aluminium bezel rings in blue or black. (Price € 8.400 with strap and € 8.700 with bracelet)
Two models with silvery dials and blued hands
Two models with blue dials and rhodium-plated hands
Two models with silvery dials and black subdials – better known as OMEGA’s famous “Panda” dial – with blackened hands.
One model in OMEGA’s exclusive Bronze Gold. Oxidized bronze dial with special patina finish – and opaline silvery subdials. Polished brown ceramic bezel ring with tachymeter scale in “vintage” enamel. Leaf-shaped hands and Arabic numerals with Bronze Gold PVD coating. (Price € 14.100)
The new collection offers leather straps in blue, brown, or in black – which has micro perforations revealing a red rubber interior. The strap buckles feature a Ω in positive relief. For wearers who prefer an overall metallic look, there are polished-brushed steel bracelets with OMEGA’s patented comfort release system, adjustable to two positions.