Omega has a considerable amount of vintage-inspired watches in their assortment, as for instance the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial or the Omega Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial returned to with Broad Arrow Hands (a review of the absolute first Speedmaster CK2915 ). In 2012, they additionally introduced a quite interesting release of the Speedy that was an accolade for space traveler Wally Schirra and the watch that was tied on his wrist, a Speedmaster CK2998. This re-release of the First Omega in Space (nicknamed FOIS), a numbered (non-restricted) version, remains quite effective and it presently comes in a more lavish version, with a cool dial. Here is the Omega Speedmaster FOIS ‘First Omega in Space’ in Sedna Gold.
What is the 2012 Omega Speedmaster FOIS ‘First Omega in Space’? Essentially, this watch depends on the old style Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ with a marginally extraordinary case. Aside from the material (the original Speedy is a legitimate apparatus watch that comes in steel), the case utilizes the straight-drags shape (meaning that the horns are level and that the pushers and crown are not ensured, not at all like the old style Moonwatch with its lyre carries) and the general width is decreased to 39mm instead of 42mm. The hands are likewise unique on the Omega Speedmaster FOIS, as they have become practically like the CK2998 – what gatherers call the ‘Alpha hands’, made in steel, instead of the white painted mallet hands of the Moonwatch. Finally, the dial includes the applied Omega logo (instead of being painted). For the rest, the development is the equivalent (old fashioned Caliber 1861) and the dial is nearly similar.
The 2015 release of the Speedmaster ‘First Omega in Space’ comes with precisely the same shape as the 2012 FOIS however the case in now made with Omega’s own gold amalgam, the 18K Sedna Gold – a rose gold expected to keep its pink shading better all through the years (like Rolex’ Everose Gold). Obviously, it changes extensively the flavor of the watch that goes from a lively watch with a touch of polish (because of the unadulterated dial and the rather little case) to a rich chronograph with a touch of playfulness. The case’s material isn’t the solitary advancement nonetheless, as the bezel (that obviously still comes in dark with white inscriptions – a Speedy is and will consistently be a Speedy) includes a clay insert.
And… There’s likewise a significant visual update that worries the dial. Beforehand in full dark, it currently includes a ‘panda’ shading plan, meaning a white face with dark sub-counters and external ring (PVD covered) – something that additionally changes a considerable amount the visual impression of the Omega Speedmaster FOIS. This new combination of a gold case and a panda dial is something that has positively no recorded importance (at any rate regarding Speedmaster’s history) and that reminds of a certain Paul Newman chronograph made by the Crown… Sorry for the comparison, however it’s very self-evident. This doesn’t change the way that this Omega Speedmaster FOIS “First Omega in Space” in Sedna Gold is a lovely watch to see, which obviously keeps its link with the remainder of the Speedmaster collection.
The Omega Speedmaster FOIS “First Omega in Space” in 18k Sedna Gold comes on a brown leather lash with beige stitching and is a numbered release (not a restricted version). It is currently accessible in stores and estimated at 14.600 Euros. Omegawatches.com .