No, chronographs are not watches reserved exclusively for masculine elite but feature a functionality that’s designed for everybody. However, if truth be told these pieces, used to measure short-cycle times, are generally rather imposing on the wrist. Omega drew its inspiration from its legendary chronograph to create the Speedmaster 38 mm, a collection of elegant timepieces featuring oval-shaped counters and date as seen in these two new pieces which the brand has just unveiled.
This duo, which is actually a quartet as each piece is available in a stone-set or stone-free version, is dressed in SednaTM or yellow gold and boasts two highly-distinctive personalities: one takes on delightful springtime hues like bottle-green, whilst the other conjures up the fall season with its warming coppery tones.
The case, which is waterproof to depths of 100 m, is topped with a dual bezel hosting a green or chestnut-brown aluminum ring integrating a tachymeter and a ribbon of diamonds or graduations painted in black. The chronometer-certified Omega 3330 automatic caliber, delivering a power reserve of 52 hours, nestles inside.
The yellow gold model boasts a silvered dial highlighted by golden elements (applique indexes, central baton-style hour and minute hands, miniature small-second hand at 9 o’clock) and others adorned in vintage-green (chronograph direct-drive, minute and hour totalizers at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively). The SednaTM reference showcases a face dressed in light taupe (the famous “cappuccino”) and all its displays flaunt the same color as the case.
Price: CHF15,500 (SednaTM gold or yellow gold) – CHF18,800 (stone-set SednaTM gold or stone-set yellow gold) omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin