THE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MARK IIOctober 23, 2020
In 1969, the same year we broke our terrestrial bonds and set foot on another world, OMEGA introduced the new-look Speedmaster Mark II, a timepiece with a streamlined case. OMEGA proudly introduces the classic chronograph in an updated form.
1969 MARK II
The 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound calibre 861 while today’s model is powered by the Co-Axial calibre 3330, a self-winding movement complete with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.
2014 MARK II
Decorated with a dash of colour, the 2014 Speedmaster Mark II features a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and a matching minute track – a design feature that distinguishes the current model from its predecessor.
The transparent tachymeter scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring filled with Super-LumiNova. The varnished white and black hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova as is the central chronograph hand.
The case is fitted with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, complete with OMEGA’s patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher clasp. It can be adjusted to five different positions adding up to 9.60 mm in length.
TRUE TO CHARACTER
The Replica Omega Speedmaster Mark II is available in understated stainless steel or in stainless steel with 18K Sedna gold crown and pushers, subdial rings and an inner ring that highlights the tachymetric scale. This model features a bi-colour bracelet of 18K Sedna gold and stainless steel while the solid stainless steel watch has a matching bracelet.
“These new Mark II watches brilliantly bring a classic 1969 OMEGA into the 21st century.”
For more than forty years, the OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II replica with its streamlined case was valued by collectors as a unique interpretation of the brand’s legendary chronograph. These new Mark II watches, either in pure stainless steel or accented with the distinctive and long-lasting lustre of Sedna gold, brilliantly bring a classic 1969 OMEGA into the 21st century.