The first OMEGA Speedmaster Racing watch was launched in the golden age of motorsports, 1957. A chronograph with its tachymetric scale moved to the bezel, it was a popular for its utilitarian styling and super-legible functions. It had a gentlemanly glamour too with its dial inspired by the dashboards of Italian rally cars. Today’s Speedmaster Racing retains that high-octane feel, channelling racetrack aesthetics & packed with all the latest tech to provide ultra-reliable performance.
NASA required high-contrast batons while racing drivers sought hands filled with lume to read in low light. The evolution of Speedmaster’s hand styles include broad arrows and delicate dauphine hands but they remain instantly recognisable.
A classic and still much-featured component of the Omega Speedmaster is the triple-register dial, reflecting the utmost precision required in this timepiece’s history. On some more recent models one sub-dial has been replaced by a date window.
The first chronograph to take the tachymeter away from the dial and place it on the bezel outside the crystal, the Speedmaster collection retains this distinguishable bezel design today. Styles range from overtly sporty to more subtle.