Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Omega stainless steel bracelet with a signed push button release folding clasp. The watch is from September 2012 and is sold in worn but excellent condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848, in 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. After stringent tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11, today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice of timepiece. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group, the Speedmaster was initially introduced in 1957 to compete with the chronographs in the crowd-pulling motor racing field, which was becoming ever more competitive as the drivers achieved higher speeds; therefore a need for accurate timepieces became all the more essential. Omega was the first to have the tachymeter on the bezel rather than on the dial. This was later adopted in 1963 by the Rolex Daytona.
Here we have a 2012 Omega Speedmaster Automatic 3211.30.00 with a 40mm stainless steel asymmetric case, the subtle curve of the case leads to twisted lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 45mm and a case thickness of 15mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges, down the right side, we have the recessed chronograph pushers and a signed crown in the centre. A fixed stainless steel Tachymeter bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal, the silver dial has an outer 60-minute scale precisely printed with applied trapezoidal indexes that play with the light as you rotate your wrist marking the hours. At 12 o'clock a 30-minute register, at 6 o'clock a 12-hour register, and finally, at 9 o'clock the continuous seconds register each slightly recessed bisecting the brushed centre, and at 3 o'clock a framed date window. Thin swords hands coated in luminance complemented by a lumed arrow point chronograph hand complete this attractive perfectly balanced dial, at 3 o'clock we have the Omega Speedmaster motif "Automatic Chronograph". On the reverse is a screw-down case back with the embossed Hippocampus in the centre, inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 1164, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this workhorse movement is based on the ETA 7750. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Omega stainless steel brushed and polished bracelet with a signed push button release folding clasp and also comes with its Omega presentation box and paperwork.
This reference of Speedmaster Reduced/Automatic is fantastic as at 40mm it is 1mm bigger than its previous reference, this may not sound like a big deal, but with its reworked case it truly does wear that bit bigger on the wrist, the perfect in between of the full-sized 42mm and the previous 39mm. Finding these as complete sets is also getting more and more difficult, especially in great condition too, if you have been after one of these, look no further.