Omega Speedmaster ’57 Revisited: Just back in September of last year we wrote an in-depth post on the Speedmaster Co-Axial ’57 here. While we did say this is the Speedmaster that has been created for those that are looking for a good all-rounder and the collector that is looking for a daily wearer that is just a little off-piste but still incorporates Omega’s new technology with greater variation in regards to materials and dial colours. We also did say that aficionados will probably rather invest this type of money into a Vintage CK2998 or 105.002, I think the Speedmaster ’57 will still tick a lot of the correct boxes for many.
Well, well – what we have here folks is a revisited version of the Speedmaster Co-Axial ’57 that incorporates that vintage edge you may have been looking for? But many will argue that this new so-called “Faux Patina” is currently being played-out by many brands – admittedly I actually rather like it in this new iteration of the Speedmaster ‘57.
While the original Speedmaster ’57 that was released in 2013 alongside the Dark Side of the Moon – by the way, of which there are more of too – this new revisited version boasts instant vintage aesthetics, and of course we’ve mentioned how Omega have done this. Though make no mistake there have been some features, which have seen subtle updates.
The 41.5 mm stainless steel Speedmaster ’57 has a polished and brushed case body that is complemented by its brushed bezel, which features the stainless steel tachymeter scale that is at once associated with the chronographs in this legendary watch family. Protected by a box-form, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is a black dial with white and beige transferred dial indications. Distinguishing this model from its 2013 counterpart are the recessed hour markers that are partly filled with “vintage“ Super-LumiNova that emits a green light.
Another design element that sets this timepiece apart from its latest predecessor but creates a tighter link to the original Speedmaster is the look of the hands. The polished faceted rhodium-plated central hour and minute hands have been created in the “Broad Arrow” style and are coated with Super-LumiNova. Alpha-shaped hands can be found in the small 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3 o’clock and the small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. At 6 o’clock is the date aperture that is in-keeping with the vintage patina theme.
The”Revisited” Speedmaster ’57 comes on either a brown leather strap with a polished and brushed stainless steel fold over clasp or Omega’s patented brushed and polished stainless steel screw-and-pin bracelet with a butterfly clasp. Beating away at the heart of the Speedmaster ’57 Revisited is Omega’s Co-Axial calibre 9300 that is visible through the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal case back – though I do wonder why this piece hasn’t had the Master Co-Axial treatment with the >15’000 Gauss movement. As with all the timepieces in the Speedmaster family, this watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters / 330 feet).
Rest assured once we get our hands on it we will bring you more information but for now make sure you visit the official Omega website for more.