Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co., Louis Brandt founded it in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903, they renamed their company Omega until 1982, when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are today part of the Swiss Swatch Group. The Omega Speedmaster Professional was made famous for its 6 lunar missions. NASA in 1964 sent out letters to 10 watch brands, asking them to send in a Chronograph. Only four brands responded to NASA’s request, which was: Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, Hamilton, and Omega, comically Hamilton sent in a pocket watch. Having all the specific requirements to achieve precise measurements, Omega continued to be tested with the many manned flights.
This Omega Speedmaster Trilogy 1957 Limited Edition, limited to 3557 pieces, was released at BaselWorld in 2017. It is part of the Omega 1957 Trilogy Speedmaster, Seamaster 300, and Railmaster 60th Anniversary. Omega used digital scanning technology, which provided accurate representations of the original watches. They are some of the closest reissues to the originals we have ever seen. 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 38.5mm brushed 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 13.5mm gives the watch 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. Domed hesalite crystal with the Omega symbol in the center sits above a textured black dial. The batons have been coated in Super-LumiNova. That has a vintage tint to it giving it the appearance of aged luminescence. 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. Steel Broad Arrow hands have the same aged Super-LumiNova. On the reverse, an engraved Hippocampus and 60th Anniversary. Inside a Manually Wound Omega Cal. 1861, 18 Jewels, hand-wound Chronograph beating at 21,600 bph. It has a Rhodium plated finish. As a manual wound movement, it is the direct descendant of the original moon watch that used the Cal. 361 movement. The watch comes fitted on its Omega stainless steel bracelet with polished outer links and polished inner links, secured by screws and fitted with a push release folding clasp. Comes with its Omega presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega special box and Omega paperwork, with all straps included. The watch comes paired on its original Omega bracelet with a signed Omega clasp, all links included. The watch is from December 2017 and is sold in virtually unworn condition, as you can see from the photos, any signs of wear are from storage over the years. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.