Omega Revives The Chronoscope With New Speedmaster CollectionSeptember 30, 2021
When most enthusiasts think of chronographs from Omega, the first watch to come to mind is the classic, functional handwound Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. However, before the Moonwatch or even the introduction of the Speedmaster series in 1957, Omega had a decades-long legacy of chronograph production with a far more ornate and detailed stylistic bent. The Chronoscope nameplate dates back to the very first chronograph offering from Louis Brandt (the brand that would become Omega) in 1885, and since then the Chronoscope name has found its way into a wide array of offerings from the brand. Until now, however, the Chronoscope line and the Speedmaster series have never crossed paths, but for its latest release Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Master aims to meld its most successful chronograph series with a design echoing the brand’s complex “officer chronograph” Chronoscope offerings of the ‘40s. The new Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope line, encompassing seven new references, treads dramatically different stylistic ground from the standard Speedmaster series, attempting to bring complex scales and a new early 20th century-inspired elegance to one of the world’s most famous chronograph designs.