OMEGA Revitalises The Chronoscope

The new Speedmaster collection is designed to measure moments.

By Terry Christodoulouu 24/09/2021

OMEGA is winding back the years with its revitalisation of the Chronoscope nameplate – a coveted timepiece that dates back to the very first chronograph offered from Louis Brandt (a name that would become OMEGA) in 1885.

The incarnation of the Chronoscope is the first timepiece from the Swiss manufacture to blend with the renowned Speedmaster, unveiling the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph line, complete with seven new references.

All seven of the new timepieces offered land at 43mm in diameter and carry over the new, shorter Speedmaster lug design, bringing the lug-to-lug length to a very comfortable 48mm.

The newcomer lands in either stainless steel or OMEGA’s warm bronze gold alloy and sees a familiar case design with polished case side chamfer, twisted lugs and a notched case side for the pillbox crown.

The bezel insert – made from anodized aluminium – is available in blue, black or warm mahogany brown while the tachymetre design sees a ‘40s-inspired typeface and inner highlight ring.

Away from the case, the dial is the true star of the watch which sees the triple scales – a classic suite of tachymetre, telemetre and pulsometre functions.

These functions can be used to tell the distance of an event based on sound, measure heart rate over and track average speeds. The added functions are powered by a manual-winding OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908 visible from the sapphire caseback and are found within the dial’s ‘snail’ design, a nod to earlier Chronoscopes.

OMEGA offers this new dial design in four different colourways. The stainless-steel cases see options of navy blue dials with silver azurage subdials, a silver-on-silver sunburst finish with blue dial hardware or a panda dial options with a silver main dial surface, black subdials and red and white accents. The bronze gold model is paired with a ‘patina brown’ colourway and sees bronze gold hands and indices.

The stainless-steel models are strapped to the wrist via matching stainless-steel bracelets or leather straps while the bronze gold model arrives only with a coordinating brown leather strap.

The stainless-steel models (coordinating strap) are priced at $13,200 and $12,725 for the leather option. The bronze gold model is priced at $21,450; omegawatches.com

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