The OMEGA Speedmaster is a stunning watch, and OMEGA is bringing us new models in stunning all 18k-gold. The Speedmaster was introduced in 1957 as a sports and racing chronograph. The chronograph feature is basically having a stopwatch within the watch, so there is no need for an additional gadget or tool. And that is what the original Speedmaster was meant to be – a tool. This made the Speedmaster a preferred watch for engineer’s technicians, athletes, and doctors.
The Speedmaster has since crossed into the realm of luxury and elegance, quite nicely, I might add. The Speedmaster, whether for the men or for the lady, is a fantastic watch. This year OMEGA combines the classic Moonwatch design with the refined elegance of a ladies watch and brings us the Speedmaster 38mm in all gold, with two color palettes to choose from. Each watch has three subdials plus the date window at the 6 o’clock. The dial is something rather new in that it is just one color, instead of the subdials having a separate color. The result is a simple and elegant look.
Each model has the line’s classic oval subdials and gentle curves. The color choices seem to enhance the elegance, though OMEGAs are already elegant to begin with. The first color choice is the 18K Sedna™ gold model. Sedna™ gold is a metal alloy developed by OMEGA using gold, copper, and palladium. The copper and palladium give the gold a gentle rose color. The silver dial goes well with the 18K Sedna™ gold hands and hour indexes. The 18K Sedna™ gold case is partnered with a taupe-brown leather strap that echoes the cappuccino tinge on the dial.
The second color choice is the 18K yellow gold case with a silvery dial and green leather strap. While I do like the first model, somehow this second model is a bit more interesting. I think it is the play of the shades of green against the yellow gold. The hands are a combination of yellow gold and green varnish.
Each watch is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial Calibre 3330. OMEGA gives you the power of choice here too. You can opt for the classic tachymeter scale on the aluminium bezel, or decide on a little bling. OMEGA has the dual bezel option that is a combination of aluminium and 90 full-cut diamonds. The diamonds on the bezel increase the stunning factor of these watches, especially considering the Speedmaster was originally a tool watch.