It is no secret that Omega has always strived for innovation and improvement.
In 2013, Omega introduced a watch capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss, which would later lead to the creation of a coaxial movement and the lofty Master Chronometer certification. Now, the brand has launched a new Omega Speedmaster Super Racing co-axial Master Chronometer watch to commemorate that historic event. It is undoubtedly the best in class now that it is equipped with the latest Omega Spirate™ system that allows for ultra-fine tick adjustments and was launched in 2023, ensuring an accuracy of +0 and +2 seconds per day.
Housed in a stainless-steel case measuring 44.25mm x 14.9mm, the new watch features a black dial with a honeycomb pattern and a racing-style minute scale. The dial is surrounded by a black ceramic 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 colour. The 3-hour register offers readings for 60 minutes/12 hours, while it can also serve as a second time zone.
The day of the month is displayed on the window at the 3 or 6 o'clock position or on the sub dial at the 9 o'clock position. The black arrow indices are diamond-polished and bevelled, and filled with a brand new Super-LumiNova layer that glows distinctly yellow.
A "10" in the Speedmaster logo font appears in the date window at 6 o'clock as a tribute to the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 GAUSS anniversary. With a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and anti-reflective treatment on both sides, the water resistance is rated at 50 meters (5 bar).
The Automatic Co-axial Master Chronometer 9920 is the movement that powers the Omega Speedmaster Super Racing watch, and it is the first movement to incorporate the all-new Spirate™ system, which is a patented technology and has received the highest level of certification available in the watchmaking industry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Like the watch it pays tribute to, it is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss and offers 60 hours of power reserve.
The Omega Speedmaster Super Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer (Ref. 3126.96.36.199.01.003) comes with a steel bracelet with folding butterfly clasp and a recycled nylon NATO strap with black and yellow stripes, while its suggested retail price is €12,700.