Omega is looking to capitalise on the 60th milestone of three of its famous lines with the launch of three new anniversary pieces.
A modern take on three classics, the Seamaster 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster, hopes to make the most of the attention surrounding the pieces this year, backed in no small measure by a major marketing campaign.
All three pieces are encased in brushed and polished stainless steel and feature a black ‘tropical’ dial, with vintage indexes filled with Super-LumiNova. Each timepiece is limited to 3,557 pieces and is presented in a special presentation box.
X-ray scanning technology called tomography was used by the brand to create accurate representations of the original watches. The use of the software allowed Omega to create a template of the originals and keep the designs close to the 1957 versions.
The Seamaster 300 Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm 2017 model is based on the CK2913, features a black aluminium bezel and retains the original’s Naïad sign on the crown, which back in 1957 was a mark of the watch’s exceptional water resistance.
The Railmaster Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm has been designed to be ‘simple, practical yet subtly elegant and unpretentious’.
The Speedmaster 38.6mm 2017 version stays true to the original, the first chronograph wristwatch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to printed on the dial.
The 1957 tachymeter scale, originally designed with racing car drivers in mind, remains on the 2017 model.