Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Waiting for Godot… or the Speedmaster MK II

I am guilty of the sin of being an English teacher - and someone who perhaps reads a bit too much.  I am someone who is, at times, a bit too much of a romantic.  I picture things at a certain time and from a certain place, and I too easily dismiss the fact that those places I've left, that time has moved on.  So that is why I am always so, well, soothed when I see something like this from OMEGA -

Courtesy of OMEGA
Behold, the MK II  - We no longer need to wait for Godot.

Here's the scoop, straight from OMEGA -

1969 was a memorable year for humankind. For the first time, we broke our terrestrial bonds and set foot on another world – and the astronauts who took those first steps on the lunar surface were equipped with OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronographs.

The same year, OMEGA introduced the new- look Speedmaster Mark II, a timepiece with a streamlined case that was powered by the same space-tested, hand-wound calibre 861 found inside the Moonwatch”

In 2014 OMEGA has reintroduced this classic Speedmaster Mark II and updated it to include an automatic movement and tachymetric scale that is visible in the most limited light – a first in the iconic Speedmaster family.

Courtesy of OMEGA
The polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped and has a polished crown and pushers. A date corrector is located at 10 o’clock on the case. The dial is complete with the three recognisable sub-dials: a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. A flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the matt black or grey dial.
The transparent tachymetric scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminum ring filled with Super-Lumi-Nova.

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