The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse - Flash News
Next March, at Abu Dhabi, the Solar Impulse 2 will be the first solar aircraft ever to take off and round the globe. This project, that was officially launched in 2003 by the pilot Bertrand Piccard, has been supported by Omega since 2006. From then onwards, Omega has supplied the Solar Impulse's team with a test bench and other devices to further develop the project.
Today, just one month ahead of the aircraft's take off, Omega has unveiled the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse, dedicated to this amazing mission. Inspired by the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 unveiled at Baselworld 2014, the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X 33 Solar Impulse features a Grade 2 Titanium 45mm wide case and a bezel with a blue ceramic inlay covered with green Super-Luminova.
It is an analog-digital timepiece powered by a multifunction quartz caliber, the 5619, that displays hour, minutes and seconds in three different timezones simultaneously, has 3 alarms, is a chronograph and last but not least boasts a perpetual calendar with day, date, month, year and week.
It has, in addition, the PET (phased elapsed time) and the MET (mission elapsed time) functions to help pilots calculate the time elapsed from the start of the mission. The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse has been certified by the ESA (European Space Agency) and will be made in a limited edition of 1924 pieces (thus celebrating the year of the first ever flight around the globe) and comes with a blue and green polyammide strap. It will retail for 4700€.
For further info please visit the official Omega website.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Omega Watches)
Vincenzo E. @Horbiter®