Published on June 4th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Antique Omega Speedmaster 57 On Sale
The Speedmaster ’57 OMEGA Co-Axial Chronograph is an innovative wristwatch that salutes its legendary ancestor and has been designed to experience new adventure of its very own.
The Speedmaster’s history goes back to 1957 when it was introduced as a sports and racing chronograph, complementing Omega’s position as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games.
The “Speedmaster” name was chosen for its tachymeter scale bezel and following the Omega convention used for other models like the Seamaster – initially the Speedmaster was part of the Seamaster line – and the Railmaster.
This first Speedmaster model – reference CK 2915 also known as the “Broad Arrow”- was designed by the Swiss Claude Baillod and was already featuring some of the hallmarks of the model: the triple-register chronograph layout, the high-contrast index markers, and the domed Plexiglas crystal. The dial was an example of perfect balance and proportions. The model had straight lugs, broad arrow hands and the bezel was in steel with engraved black print. The case diameter was 39 mm.
The movement of choice was the Calibre 321 that was introduced in 1942 as a joint project between Omega and Lemania, one of Omega’s subsidiaries at the time, who supplied it as an ebauche (Lemania cal. 2310). Calibre 321 is recognised as one of the best example of lateral clutch, column wheel controlled chronograph and it was used as a base movement by Breguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin in a variety of chronographs. In 1946, the movement was further enhanced by adding protection to magnetic fields and shocks, something that later will prove to be very important to pass NASA tests.
Omega 60th Anniversary
The 1957 Trilogy
38.6mm case diameter
Stainess Steel case
Strainess Steel bracelet
Hesalite crystal with Omega Logo in the centre
Limited Edition to 3557 pieces
Full set with international warranty
Official retail price: RM 28,800
Premium price: RM 33,800