The Omega Speedmaster watch was first introduced in 1957 for timing sporting events and car races. Omega has just released some new models of the Speedmaster Racing and will introduce at least five color variations this year. Shown here is the yellow and black model, other models will feature red, blue, black, and silver dials.
The new Speedmaster Racing watch comes with the classic Speedmaster dial and three sub-dials but on the Racing version, the sub-dials have texture and the hands are colored. The three sub-dials are located at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock for the chronograph function and the watch has three hands for hours, minutes, and seconds. The date window is placed at the 6 o’clock position.
The Omega Speedmaster Racing watches come in a 40 mm stainless steel case, I’m glad they didn’t go with the “bigger is better” philosophy. The watches are strapped to the wrist with either a rubber strap or a metal bracelet. The watches are powered by an Omega 3330 caliber automatic movement with a co-axial escapement. The Speedmaster Racing watches will be priced around the $4,000 mark.
** THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED ON 1-21-2018