As happened last November, Omega surprises again and makes one (two) new launches at the end of the day, and if it weren’t for the importance of this new double launch, I would say that there was a lot to scrutinize (or rather speculate) about the reason for this new releases schedule, and without going any further, we would say that maybe it’s still the side effects caused by the biggest leak of the year 2022, the launch of Moonswatch.
But moving on to what matters, Omega has just announced a double launch, no, it is not two watches, but a watch and a new Caliber, and the latter perhaps much more important to the point of surpassing the watch, since the technical evolution it presents is in fact surprising.
But let’s go by parts, starting with the watch, the new Speedmaster Super Racing. As the name implies, this is a new variant of the Speedmaster Racing, in which we have the same stainless steel case that is not small, we remind you that they are 44.25mm in diameter by 14.9mm thick and a lug-to-lug distance of 50mm, we’d say it’s a real challenge (or nightmare) for small wrists. All other features on the outside remain, such as the tachymeter bezel, crown at three o’clock and two pushers buttons, sapphire crystal and 50m of water resistance.
Despite the dial maintaining the usual layout of two sub-registers, this is where we find the main novelties and sources of inspiration, starting with the honeycomb pattern on the dial reminiscent of the Prototype Seamaster 160,000 Gauss and the small second’s hand in yellow and black striped just like the second’s hand of the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss launched a decade ago. And to mark these 10 years, a precious detail, the date window at 6 o’clock shows the 10th with a different font. But there is more, in addition to the yellow tone of the small seconds, the hour markers and the inscriptions of “Speedmaster” and “SuperRacing” are also shown in yellow, as well as the chronograph central seconds hand, although the latter with a gradient effect, oscillating between black and yellow.
Another good news is that it comes with the new Speedmaster tapered bracelet with micro-adjustments that combines with an extra black NATO-style strap with central yellow stripes.
Inside, and as we already mentioned, lives the second (biggest) novelty, the new Caliber 9920, which is synonymous with accuracy, since thanks to the innovative patent-pending Spirate System developed by the brand over the last 10 years, it allows, through ultra-fine rate adjustments, an incredible accuracy of 0 /+2 seconds per day, of course, this explained in a very simplistic way, but let’s leave that for another day.
The new 9920 automatic movement is a Certified Master Chronometer by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss, operating at 28,800 Vph and offering up to 60 hours of power reserve.
The Speedmaster Super Racing will cost CHF 10,200 although there is still no estimated date for when it should be available.
More information at www.omegawatches.com.
Model: Speedmaster Super Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph
Dial: Black with a honeycomb pattern
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 44.25 mm Diameter, 14.9 mm thick
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel tapered bracelet with micro-adjustments
Calibre: Omega 9920
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 60 Hours
Price: CHF 10,200
Availability: Not available at the time
Limited Edition: No