When Omega created its first Speedmaster back in 1957, who would have imagined what adventures laid in store for a watch that would one day become the worlds most famous chronograph.
The new Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial watch collection introduces some very stylish additions to the classic design of the original Omega Speedmaster watch that has been part of more than a hundred NASA missions including all six lunar landings.
Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial watch dial
The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial watch dial is available in black or silver and features a distinctive “Geneva Waves” pattern. The familiar chronograph counters, or sub-dials, are characterized by three applied rings which surround a unique “beehive” structure, giving the Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial its own personality. The sub-dial rings on the silver dial are blackened and those on the black dial are silver for a particularly appealing contrast. There is a date window at the 4:30 position on the dial.
The hour and minute hands, which are either blackened or rhodium-plated, are coated with white Super LumiNova which makes them easy to read in all lighting conditions. The central chronograph hand has a red tip as do the hands of the sub-dials.
The 44.25 mm stainless steel case on the Speedmaster Broad Arrow watch still has the shape which has been associated with all OMEGA Speedmasters for more than half a century. The OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial is presented with either a stainless steel bracelet or an integrated black alligator strap.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial watch movement
The Broad Arrow Co-Axial is powered by the exclusive Omega Co Axial calibre 3313. The accuracy of the self-winding chronograph is independently confirmed by its status as a COSC certified chronometer. The movement is equipped with Omega’s Co Axial escapement on three levels. It delivers outstanding chronometric performance over a long period of time which increases service intervals and has allowed Omega to guarantee it for a full three years. It also allows the possibility of changing the hour hand independently of the minute and second hands making it ideal for travelling between time zones. The atch movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
The outstanding chronograph performance of the OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial is ensured by its column wheel chronograph mechanism. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres / 10 bar / 330 feet.
The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial watch is a fashionable and stylish interpretation of a historic chronograph which had gone to places no other watch has ever been. It artfully combines the Speedmaster’s rugged, adventurous spirit with some dramatic features which will make it one of the most popular members of the line.