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15 September 2010

OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial

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When OMEGA created the first Speedmaster in 1957, no one could have imagined what adventures lay in store for the watch that would become the world’s most famous chronograph.

The new Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial collection introduces some stylish additions to the classic design of the watch that has been part of more than a hundred NASA missions including all six lunar landings.

 

The dial, available in black or silver, features a distinctive “Geneva Waves” pattern. The familiar chronograph counters, or sub-dials, are characterized by three applied rings which surround a unique “beehive” structure, giving the Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial its own personality. The sub-dial rings on the silver dial are blackened and those on the black dial are silver for a particularly appealing contrast. There is a date window at the 4:30 position on the dial.

 

The hour and minute hands, which are either blackened or rhodium-plated, are coated with white Super-LumiNova which makes them easy to read in all lighting conditions. The central chronograph hand has a red tip as do the hands of the sub-dials.

 

The 44.25 mm stainless steel case has the shape which has been associated with OMEGA Speedmasters for more than half a century. The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial is presented with either a stainless steel bracelet or an integrated black alligator strap.

 

The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial is powered by the exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 3313. The accuracy of the self-winding chronograph is independently confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer. The movement is equipped with OMEGA’s Co-Axial escapement on three levels. It delivers outstanding chronometric performance over a long period of time which increases service intervals and has allowed OMEGA to guarantee it for three years. It also allows the possibility of changing the hour hand independently of the minute and second hands – ideal for travelling between time zones. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.

 

The outstanding chronograph performance of the Broad Arrow Co-Axial is ensured by its column wheel chronograph mechanism. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres / 10 bar / 330 feet.

 

The OMEGA Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial watch is a fashionable interpretation of a chronograph which has gone to places no other watch has ever been. It artfully combines the Speedmaster’s rugged, adventurous spirit with some dramatic features which will make it one of the most popular members of the line.

 

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