mega’s latest Speedmaster achieves certified precision of just 0/+2 seconds a day. To meet this narrow target, the brand had to quite literally reinvent the wheel: the innovative solution was a totally new Si14 balance spring which allows the watchmaker to act on the stiffness of the hairspring’s attachment point through an eccentric adjustment mechanism located on the balance bridge.
This new approach, based on the design of a high precision articulated structure with flexible bearings, is called the SpirateTM System. The new Speedmaster Super Racing in stainless steel is powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920, a perfect amalgamation of the many milestones on the road to SpirateTM, certified at the industry’s highest level by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
- As the spiral is the most complex component of the regulating organ in a mechanical watch, creating the new Spirate System that debuts in Omega’s new Speedmaster Super Racing model was a significant challenge. The brand’s long-term plan is to gradually introduce this new technology into many other calibres.
Circling the dial is the distinctive racing-style minute-track and a black ceramic bezel ring with the famous tachymeter scale in a new yellow “grand feu” enamel. This bold yellow shade, featured on the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 GAUSS of 2013, is also used on the gradient chronograph hand and striped small seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
The watch’s 60 minute/12 hour recorder, directly opposite at 3 o’clock, also serves as a second time zone. The honeycomb pattern of the dial references a concept timepiece on display at the Omega Museum, which has survived extreme magnetic fields of 160,000 gauss.
Price: CHF 11,000