Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beyond Astronauts!

The Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer from Omega -

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The words Omega Speedmaster invariably bring up images of astronauts and daring-do.  But the Speedmaster is much more than that, and this latest offering from the Speedmaster family bears that out.

This is the Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer.

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The movement is Omega's 9904.  A self-winding Co-Axial chronometer chronograph.
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That is a long way of saying it is a pretty amazing movement!  And this movement has been subjected to and passing the new chronometer standards set forth by Omega last year - METAS.
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Here are the details -

- Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9904
- Watch officially certified by METAS
- Self-winding in both directions
- Jewels: 54
- Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
- Power reserve: 60 hours
- Exclusive features with:
   o Magnetic resistant
      15’000 Gauss
   o Omega column wheel
      chronograph mechanism
   o Moonphase indication
   o Date via hand indication
   o Silicon “Si14” balance spring
   o Omega free sprung-balance o Co-Axial Escapement, 3 levels o 2 barrels mounted in series
- Special luxury finish:
   o Rhodium-plated rotor and bridges o Geneva waves in arabesque
   o Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

- Central hour-minute hands, small-seconds and date hand at 9H, Moonphase indication at 6H
- Central chronograph seconds hand, 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3H

- Case: Stainless steel case with blue ceramic [ZrO2] ring
- Strap: leather
- Clasp: stainless steel

- Diameter : 44.25 mm Height : 16.85 mm
- Water resistant up to : 10 bar (100 m/330 ft)
- Polished-brushed case
- Polished ceramic bezel ring with brushed Liquidmetal® tachymeter scale
- Polished crown and pushers, Ω embossed
- Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
   o Bezel-side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
   o Caseback-side: bevelled, anti-reflective treatment inside
- Polished screw-in caseback engraved with "100 m/330 ft", "Liquidmetal®" and "Moonphase"

- Blue sun-brushed dial, polished rhodium-plated indexes
- "Speedmaster" and date n°"1" in red; white Super-LumiNova (green emission) on
   indexes and 2 dots at 12H
- Subdials enhanced by rhodium-plated circles

- Diamond-polished rhodium-plated hands,
- Central chrono seconds and date hand with red tip
- White Super-Luminova (green emission) on H-M-chrono seconds hand

- Metalized mineral crystal disc microstrctured to obtain a high detailed moon that reveals an  
  astronaut's footprint

- Blue leather strap, on brushed-polished foldover clasp
- Fitting : 21 mm between lugs, 18mm on clasp

- 4-year warranty
- Delivered with a Master Chronometer certification card, ensuring that the watch has
  passed the tests certified by METAS

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