Steel on leather strap
Note: watch no longer available
The original OMEGA Speedmaster CK2998 was released in 1959. Today, this classic design has been used as inspiration for a new Limited Edition model of 2,998 pieces.
The timepiece features a stainless steel case with a polished blue ceramic bezel with a white Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale.
The rich blue colour is also included on the subdials and minutes track, which encircles a central opaline silvery dial. The subdials include a small-seconds recorder at 9H, a 30-minute recorder at 3H, and a 12-hour recorder at 6H.
Along with the applied indexes, the Alpha hands are all rhodium-plated, as is the "lollipop" chronograph seconds hand that is reminiscent of the original model. The hour, minute and seconds hands are all coated in Super-LumiNova.
For a unique touch, the caseback includes the original Seahorse emblem, along with special engravings including "SPEEDMASTER", "CK 2998" and "LIMITED EDITION".
To complete this remarkable watch, there is a blue leather strap with beige stitching, and a central core driven by the original OMEGA calibre 1861.
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Stainless steel is certainly the most conventional of watchmaking materials for outer craftsmanship, and offers beauty, strength and affordability. OMEGA uses 316L stainless steel. Known for its corrosion-resistance and high lustre after polishing, this material is often the ideal choice for watches in both daily-use and high-stress situations such as diving and adventure.
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OMEGA has unrivalled expertise in the use of ceramics, dating back more than 10 years. Taking its origin from the Greek word "keramos", ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic substance obtained by firing at high temperatures. It allows the creation of completely dense watch parts with exceptional mechanical properties. Ceramic is one of the most popular choices for customers when selecting their timepiece, thanks to its appealing colour range and specific properties, such as it being two times lighter than stainless steel, hardwearing, highly scratch-resistant, chemically inert, hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly and non-magnetic.
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To really appreciate the finer details of a timepiece, OMEGA uses synthetic sapphire crystal with a highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective treatment. Before the machining and finishing processes take place, the sapphire crystals are produced under the Verneuil process, also called flame fusion. It involves the melting of the raw substance using oxyhydrogen flame and the crystallisation of the melted droplets to form a cylinder. Graded 9 on the Mohs-hardness scale (graded 1-10), the resulting sapphire crystals are virtually scratch-proof and very hard, ensuring an unhindered vision at all times.
Famous manual-winding chronograph movement. A descendent of the calibre that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish.
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