These include the entire collection of new omega speedmaster ck2998 limited edition replica watch, the new Constellation Small Seconds model for ladies, and the Speedmaster Moonphase timepiece with its stunning blue dial. We are also presenting a new version of last year’s successful Globemaster – this time as an Annual Calendar with a grey dial. During the course of the year, several other Master Chronometer watches will also be unveiled.At Baselworld 2016, you will see a number of new movements and models that carry the Master Chronometer rating.
While the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” is not amazingly small, its somewhat smaller case size (and steel construction) offers a handsome and appealing Speedmaster option for those not wanting something as large as a DSoTM or something as common as a Speedmaster Pro.Not unlike the movement, the 39.7mm case sizing feels willfully old-school, especially on a table full of 44.25mm Dark Side of The Moons, Moonphase Master Chronometers, and 55mm-wide Ploprofs. Fact is, Omega’s modern line up is, on average, quite large.
The first thing you’ll notice is the striking use of blue. This colour has been used on all three subdials, as well as the minutes track and a polished ceramic bezel with tachymeter base scale. The tachymeter scale is also coated in Super-LumiNova for increased visibility in dark conditions. There is a blue leather strap with subtle “beige” stitching and a polished buckle. Firstly, rhodium-plated “Alpha” hands are used for the hours and minutes, as well as on the subdials. For the chronograph seconds hand, we have reintroduced the “lollipop” style which is linked to the original model. The polished and brushed stainless steel case is complemented by an opaline silvery dial that also houses a number of exquisite features.
Certainly, this refined promise of quality shows that OMEGA remains at the forefront of technology and craftsmanship. True to our 168 year history, we are again pushing the boundaries of what is possible, offering our customers and fans an added level of confidence and trust.
Though it would be more than two years before NASA would select the Omega Speedmaster Replica as their go-to timepiece, the CK 2998 was indeed the first Omega watch in space and has held an important place in both Omega’s history and in the hearts of many a Speedy collector. The new 2016 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” (Omega’s quotations, not mine) boasts a beautiful blue coloring anchored by a silvery white dial and a 39.7mm steel case. The panda-style dial gives the “CK2998” a distinct look that sits somewhere between the black-dialed original “FOiS” and the Sedna gold model launched last year.
So many of the iconic features have been retained, yet the watch has been updated for a new generation and offers much more in terms of stunning design.The original omega replica watch was released in 1959 and has since become one of the most sought-after vintage Speedmasters in the world. Today, OMEGA has used this classic model as inspiration for the new Speedmaster “CK2998” Limited Edition. With its Alpha hands, symmetrical case and dark bezel, it has always been a strong favourite.