Brothers on arms

Brothers on arms

Omega marks 10 years of the antimagnetic Seamaster with the Speedmaster Super Racing

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Brothers on arms
Speedmaster Super Racing matched with a Nato strap in recycled nylon.

This year, Omega celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Seamaster family in a big way. Back in 1948, its creation marked the company's centenary.

One of the milestones was the release of the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15'000 GAUSS in 2013.

The Swiss watchmaker pays tribute to this revolutionary timepiece, not with another Seamaster model, but the Speedmaster Super Racing featuring the innovative Spirate System for ultra-fine rate adjustments.

To symbolise a decade of the antimagnetic masterpiece, the number 10 in a Speedmaster logo font appears once a month in the date window of the stainless steel Super Racing.

The black and yellow colour scheme of the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15'000 GAUSS echoes on the new chronograph housed in a 44.25mm steel case. Firstly on the black ceramic bezel, the tachymeter scale contrasts in yellow Grand Feu enamel.

The bold yellow shade is used on the gradient chronograph hand and striped small seconds hand at 9 o'clock. Directly opposite at 3 o'clock, the 60 minute/12 hour recorder also serves as a second time zone.

Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920.

The diamond-polished and bevelled black arrowhead indices are filled with a new and exclusive Super-LumiNova, which emits a surprising yellow glow. Against the black dial, the Speedmaster and Super Racing wording are also in yellow.

The Super Racing is named after the distinctive racing style minute-track encircling the dial, whose honeycomb pattern references a concept timepiece. After surviving extreme magnetic fields of 160,000 GAUSS, the resilient model is now showcased at the Omega Museum in Bienne.

Magnetism has always been an issue for watchmakers and an inner case was used to protect the movement.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 GAUSS from 2013 was equipped with the Co-Axial Calibre 8508 -- the world's first truly anti-magnetic movement without an inner case.

Engineering Omega's cutting-edge components involve a silicon spring, which is extremely resilient, shock resistant and completely unaffected by magnetic fields.

Yellow accents recall those on Seamaster Aqua Terra >15'000 GAUSS.

The Co-Axial Calibre 8508 could resist extreme levels of magnetism thanks to the Si14 balance spring and other non-ferromagnetic materials.

The new Speedmaster Super Racing is driven by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920, which delivers a power reserve of 60 hours while resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.

Another milestone for Omega, the Spirate System debuts in this self-winding movement, making it possible to achieve a certified precision of 0/+2 seconds a day. The tiny device boasts a new patent-pending spiral made from a silicon wafer using an internal manufacturing process called DRIE -- Deep Reactive Ion Etching.

The performance of the Speedmaster Super Racing is certified at the industry's highest level by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology.

Adorned with a honeycomb motif and yellow stitching, its black box contains a tool to swap the steel bracelet to a Nato strap in recycled nylon.

The black and yellow stripes further reference the colour code of the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15'000 GAUSS launched exactly 10 years ago.

Oversized steel Speedmaster Super Racing.

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