The sleek, polished barrel-shaped stainless steel case is inspired by the 1969 OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II, featuring a polished crown and push buttons. The flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal reveals a matt black dial with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and a small second at 9 o’clock. These counters are decorated with a bronze ring, an 18K yellow gold ring and a 925 silver ring – a design reminiscent of the medals awarded to the Olympic champions.
The transparent tachymeter scale placed on the sapphire crystal is backlit by means of an aluminum bezel coated with Super-LumiNova. Black and white painted hour and minute hands, chronograph second hand and index fingers are coated with Super-LumiNova, which allows you to read the time regardless of the ambient brightness. The Speedmaster Mark II is the first watch in the OMEGA collection that allows its owner to use the tachymeter scale in the dark.
The bottom of the screw-on case is stamped with the Rio 2016 logo and contains the engravings “Si14”, “Column Wheel” as well as the number of the limited edition of the watch – indeed only 2,016 copies of this model will be manufactured . The satin-finish stainless steel bracelet with screw and pin, a patented design by OMEGA, has a rack and pinion clasp. The length of the bracelet can be adjusted by detaching the outer clasp and sliding the inner clasp.
The Rio 2016 Speedmaster Mark II is powered by an OMEGA 3330 caliber equipped with a Si14 silicon spiral and a three-stage Co-Axial exhaust. The combination of these exclusive components is so reliable that your watch comes with a full four-year warranty. The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is waterproof to 10 bars (100 meters). It is presented in a special presentation box delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
In a single famous scene from Live and Let Die, 007, performed by Roger Moore, uses his magnetic – but otherwise totally normal-searching – watch to unzip his latest conquest’s dress, declaring that “it’s sheer magnetism, darling”. Within the real life, however, magnets as well as their invisible forces wreak havoc using the workings of the mechanical watch – compromising precision as well as stopping a wrist watch performing whatsoever.
It’s an issue that challenged horologists for hundreds of years however in 2013, Omega developed the solution. It unveiled the world’s first mechanical watch movement that may resist magnetic fields as high as 15,000 gauss (the system by which magnetic pressure is measured). There have been anti-magnetic watches before Omega’s innovation, like the Rolex Milgauss, but it was only resistant against fields as high as 1,000 gauss.
Unsurprisingly, Omega’s ground-breaking anti-magnetic movements are showing up in increasingly more from the luxury Swiss brand’s collection. With such gadgetry available, it’s only right the brand’s two new 007 edition Spectre watches are outfitted using these highly innovative anti-magnetic Omega Master Co-Axial calibres.
We already introduced you news of 1 limited-edition 007 watch, the Omega Aquaterra Mens Spectre Watch and today comes the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial ‘Spectre’ Special Edition – exactly the same model being subjected to its paces by Daniel Craig’s Bond within the film.
Omega’s Seamaster continues to be 007’s watch of preference since GoldenEye in 1995 however this elegant timepiece marks the very first time the particular watch worn by 007 has been released like a limited-edition model. Presented inside a 41mm stainless situation, it features a decidedly retro feel. The rhodium-plated hands possess a vintage (blue-tinged) coating of Super-LumiNova, a black ceramic bi-directional rotating bezel along with a five-stripe black and gray NATO strap with ‘007’ engraved around the bracelet strap holder.