Omega Speedmaster is known as the “moonwatch” by collectors because of its unique role as the wristwatch worn by NASA astronauts for all six lunar landings, even though the watch itself was developed more than a decade before human beings set foot on the moon. The Speedmaster â€™57 adds several modern touches that distinguish it both aesthetically and technologically from its predecessor. You can see some pictures and information with the
replica Omega Speedmaster â€™57 Co-Axial Chronograph 41.5mm watch here.
- The dial
As a midsize model in the Omega collection, the replica Speedmaster ’57 is 41.5mm wide, which is larger than some other models but smaller than the most modern version, which is the Speedmaster Co-Axial that is close to 45mm wide. The Omega Speedmaster â€™57 Co-Axial Chronograph 41.5mm watch does however contain the most modern chronograph movement that Omega produces themselves. That is the caliber 9300 automatic Co-Axial chronograph
movement, and it is a fantastic movement indeed (viewable through the caseback of the watch). Unlike the original Speedmaster the 9300 has a two register chronograph dial. Having said that, the right subdial has two hands, which operated to measure the chronograph minutes and hours.
- The movement
The movement of replica Omega Speedmasterâ€™57 is Omegaâ€™s co-axial Calibers 9300 (in the steel, titanium and two-tone steel/gold versions) and 9301 (in the 18k gold versions), which has a column-wheel chronograph incorporating both the 12-hour and 60-minute counter hands onto a single subdial.
Calibers 9300/9301 are also notable for their balance springs, which are etched from a wafer of non-magnetic silicon. According to Omega, these silicon balance springs help to deliver improved chronometric performance, and the company is so confident of this that it offers a full four-year warranty on each watch. The two movements, both of which boast Omegaâ€™s hallmark co-axial escapement, differ only in their level of decoration: Caliber 9301, which powers the gold models of the replica Omega Speedmaster â€™57, has a “luxury finish” that includes an 18k gold rotor and balance bridge.
- The Design
Inspired by the design of the very first Omega Speedmaster model from 1957, the Speedmaster ’57 features straight horns that come from the case and a bracelet reminiscent of the famous original chronograph. The 41.5 mm (ideal size) case embodies the timeless alliance of 18-carat red gold and steel.
The black dial features two counters instead of the three traditionally associated with the Speedmaster range. This visual curiosity was made possible by the superimposition of hours and minutes counters at 3 o’clock for a comfortable and intuitive chronograph reading. The second counter, placed at 9 o’clock, is dedicated to measuring seconds.
The replica Omega Speedmaster â€™57 Co-Axial Chronograph 41.5mm watch we’re showing you here is actually sized smaller than your average Speedmaster Professional with manually wound movement.This new automatic is 41.5mm. That means you now have a few size options when buying a Speedmaster, and though 41.5mm is larger than the size of the original 2915 K (38.5mm), it’s much more wearable for us normal-wristed folk than the 44mm+ size of the previous caliber 9300 Speedmaster. You also have the option of more than a few case materials and dial colors in our store – more than we’ve shown you here.