Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega box and Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Omega bracelet with a signed Omega clasp, the bracelet will fit up to a 7inch wrist. The watch is from February 2012 and is in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos it is in great overall condition with few signs of wear after receiving a full service and polish. The watch comes with our 12-Months 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 Broad Arrow 1957. Based on the original 1957 “Broad Arrow”, which was not only the first Speedmaster, it was also the first chronograph wristwatch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel. The 42mm asymmetric case has brushed and polished surfaces. Twisted tapered lugs provide a comfortable fit on your wrist. A lug to lug length of 48mm and a thickness of 13mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, we have the prominent pushers and signed crown. A thin brushed stainless steel bezel has the Tachymeter scale engraved into it and painted black. A domed sapphire crystal AR coated sits above a silver dial. The blue baton indexes mark the hours. The three registers are slightly recessed. At 3 o’clock 30 minutes, at 6 o’clock 12 hours and finally at 9 o’clock small seconds. Blue Broad Arrow hands with an infill of Super-LumiNova. Text is precisely applied at 12 o’clock with a blue Omega motif and a red “1957”. At 6 o’clock we have a date window. On the reverse, an exhibition case back. Inside an Automatic Omega Co-Axial 3313, 36 jewels, column-wheel Chronograph beating at 28,800 bph with a Rhodium-plated finish. The watch comes fitted on its Omega stainless steel bracelet with brushed outer links and polished inner links, secured by screws and fitted with a push release deployment clasp, and also comes with its Omega presentation box and papers.
If you are in the market for a Speedmaster but aren't drawn to the classic Speedy Hesalite or Sapphire this is one you should seriously consider! Instantly recognisable as a Speedmaster, but design-wise it stands out from the crowd and is a real conversation starter with those in the know. Plus, just like the Speedmaster Professional, this wears perfectly on the wrist and looks great on the bracelet or a variety of straps!