It’s not a secret that Omega has always aimed to innovate and improve. In 2013, Omega released a watch capable of resisting magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss and it would subsequently lead to the creation of co-axial escapement and the exalted Master Chronometer Certification. Omega has just released the new Omega Speedmaster Super Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph watch to commemorate that historical event in Omega’s history. It is undoubtedly the best-in-class for the industry now that it is equipped with Omega’s newest Spirate™ System which allows for ultra-fine rate adjustments and is released in 2023, ensuring an accuracy of +0 and +2 seconds/day.
Residing inside a stainless steel case measuring 44.25 mm x 14.9 mm , the new watch has a black sandwich dial with a honeycomb pattern and racing-style minute-track.
Encircling the dial is the black ceramic bezel ring with a tachymeter scale in yellow “grand feu” enamel. The gradient chronograph hand and the yellow and black striped small seconds hand at 9 o’clock are also in this bold yellow color. The register at 3 o’clock offers readings for 60 minutes/12 hours as well as serving as a second-time zone.
The day of the month is indicated by the window at 3 or 6 o’clock or by the 9 o’clock subdial. The black arrowhead indexes are diamond-polished and beveled, and they’re filled with a brand-new Super-LumiNova that glows a distinct yellow.
The “10” in the Speedmaster logo font appears in a date window at 6 o’clock as a tribute to the anniversary of the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15’000 GAUSS. With Scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment on both sides, water resistance is rated at 50 meters (5 bar). The caseback as well as transparent sapphire crystal.
The automatic Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920 from Omega is the movement driving the Omega Speedmaster Super Racing. It is the first movement to incorporate the brand-new Spirate™ System, which is a patent-pending technology, and it has received the highest level of certification available in the watch industry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Like the watch it is honoring, it is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss and offering 60 hours of power reserve.
Omega Speedmaster Super Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph (Ref. 3188.8.131.52.01.003) comes on a steel bracelet with a foldover butterfly clasp and comfort setting as a NATO strap in recycled nylon with black and yellow stripes. MSRP is EUR 12,700. Also don’t forget to check our article about watch investment since Omega Speedmaster is described there as a good watch for investment.