The original Speedmaster ’57 was released in 2013 alongside the Dark Side of the Moon, and the company has unveiled an upgraded version this year at BaselWorld. The 41.5mm stainless steel Speedmaster ’57 has a polished and brushed case body that is complemented by its brushed bezel that features the stainless steel tachymeter scale. Protected by a box-form, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is a black dial with white and beige transferred dial indications. An ostensible difference from its 2013 brethren are the recessed hour markers that are filled with vintage style Super-LumiNova that emits a glowing green light.
Another difference is the polished faceted rhodium-plated central hour and minute hands have been created in the “Broad Arrow” style and are coated with Super-LumiNova. Alpha-shaped hands can be found in the small 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3 o’clock and the small seconds sub-dial located at the 9 o’clock. At the 6 o’clock position is a date aperture that aligns itself with the vintage patina theme.
The vintage inspired timepiece is presented on either a brown leather strap or a polished and brushed stainless steel fold-over clasp or Omega’s patented brushed and polished stainless steel screw and pin bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
Will be available fall 2015 at Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers in Bernardsville, New Jersey.