Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer - A sneak peek at a revolutionary timepiece (and a milestone in watchmaking)
Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer - A sneak peek at a revolutionary timepiece
As some people would say: is this the “new usual” version of the Speedmaster? Different colours or limited edition? Not at all, this time it is a completely different story, this is the point of arrival and also a new beginning. OMEGA will show up in Basel with a surprise in their pocket: the Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer, a completely anti-magnetic chrono that features a co-axial escapement, a METAS certification, a calendar and a moon-phase-complication. The new 9904 caliber – the heir of the original 9300 caliber – probably represents the non plus ultra of what a global watch-manufacturer can offer today, the caliber is hosted inside a stainless-steel case measuring 44mm and featuring a tachometric scale made of Liquidmetal, a world first for the Speedmaster. The sun-brushed dial is as blue as the sky in a summer night and it creates the perfect background for those white baton indexes.
The architecture pattern of the manufactured two register Speedmaster hasn't changed by an inch; the hours and the minutes chrono counters are located at 3 o'clock, the calendar coupled with running seconds is located at 9 o'clock while the moon-phase-complication is located at 6 o'clock. In a time when HD and 4K are considered the standards, the depiction of the moon is that of high-resolution pictures that draw inspiration from NASA's ones to guarantee a level of reality that has never been seen before on any watch. The movement allows the moon-phase-complication to mimic the exact cycle of the planet that lasts 29.5 days; Caliber 9904 is so refined that you will only need to adjust your watch every 10 years. The blue leather strap featuring a folding clasp remarks the in-born sporty elegance of the Speedmaster. OMEGA are again rising the standard of sporty chronos by investing in technology and by aiming at the hearts of the fans of this type of timepiece, like they did before when they launched the Aqua Terra >15000 Gauss, the Globemaster and now the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer.
(Photo credit: courtesy of OMEGA Watches)
Matteo Bulla @Horbiter