Monthly Archives: December 2013

Press Release: The Speedmaster 57 Omega Co-Axial Chronograph salutes its legendary ancestor

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.

In fiery 18K red or yellow gold and smooth stainless steel, this timepiece is a stylish addition to an iconic collection.

December 22nd 2013 – read more below the gallery

At Baselworld 2013, OMEGA introduced a new timepiece that recalls the iconic design of its legendary predecessor. The Speedmaster ’57 has been designed to experience new adventures of its very own.

Inspired by the design of the first OMEGA Speedmaster from 1957, the Speedmaster ’57 has straight lugs extending from the watch case and the bracelet recalls that of the renowned chronograph. The 41.5 mm case blends 18K red gold with stainless steel, a timeless combination.

The black dial features two sub-dials instead of the three that are normally associated with the Speedmaster. This distinction is made possible by the placement of the 12-hour and 60-minute counters on the same sub-dial at 3 o’clock allowing a comfortable and intuitive chronograph reading. The second sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position keeps track of the passing seconds. The 18K gold bezel is easily recognisable with its familiar tachymeter scale.

Powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300 – the first of OMEGA’s exclusive Co-Axial calibres to incorporate a chronograph function – the Speedmaster ’57 combines a vintage look and a revolutionary movement. This incredible technology is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.

The reliability of the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300 is so outstanding that the Speedmaster ’57 is delivered with a full four-year warranty and it is water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet).

Press Release – In Gravity, art imitates life: another Speedmaster in space!

Omega Speedmaster in the Movie Gravity

Omega Speedmaster in the Movie Gravity

In the heart-pounding thriller, Gravity, Oscar winner and OMEGA brand ambassador George Clooney was wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional. It was, of course, perfect typecasting because the Speedmaster is the only watch to have been qualified for every NASA piloted flight since 1965

December 17th 2013

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity stars Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts who survive the destruction of the Space Shuttle and attempt to return to Earth.

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and George Clooney (Syriana) star in Gravity, directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men).  Gravity was written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (the Harry Potter films).  Chris deFaria, Nikki Penny and Stephen Jones served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Esperanto Filmoj/Heyday Films Production, an Alfonso Cuarón Film, Gravity.  The film is being released in 3D and 2D and IMAX®, and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

“As seen in the Warner Bros. Motion Picture “Gravity” only in theaters”