Omega pays tribute to the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster with 60th anniversary Omega Trilogy special editions.
Omega’s classical professional timepieces – the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster – celebrate their 60th anniversary this year. As a tribute to these mechanical masterpieces, the Maison has come up with special editions for each model. The trilogy can be bought together as a mark of a watch connoisseur’s passion for collector editions or can be had separately to suit individual personality.
Omega Trilogy – A 21st century tribute
To create these masterpieces, Omega has used a unique digitial scanning technology that allowed the brand to make accurate representations of the original watches. These invaluable cross-sections and dimensions, along with drawings of the original models, served as design templates for the new watches.
Each watch is limited to 3,557 pieces. The packaging of the watch includes a presentation box, which reminiscent of the original 1957 pack, complete with the Seahorse on the lid, a retro logo and red corduroy lining. The presentation box comes equipped with two spare straps – leather and NATO – along with a tool to change them.
Design, look, functionality and technical details of each watch from the special edition suit the requirement of a 21st century gentleman wearer but the spirit of the watches harks back to the original masterpieces from 1957.
The “Broad Arrow” was not only the first Speedmaster, it was also the first chronograph wristwatch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to printed on the dial. With its perfect match of the original ’57 tachymeter, this 2017 Speedmaster stays true to this design. It is powered by the 1861 calibre.
The 1957 Railmaster was designed for those working close to electrical fields. Though the new model retains the original’s unpretentious style, its Master Chronometer 8806 movement takes antimagnetic to a whole new level, resisting fields of 15,000 gauss.
Based on the CK2913, this new Seamaster 300 features a black aluminium bezel and retains the famous Naïad sign on the crown, which back in ’57 was a mark of exceptional water resistance. Powering the 2017 model is the Master Chronometer 8806.
Other features of the revisited Trilogy include brushed and polished stainless steel case and a black ‘tropical’ dial, with vintage indexes slightly deepened to allow filling with Super-LumiNova. The stainless steel bracelets have been updated for strength and aesthetics and feature a retro-style OMEGA logo on the clasp.
The special Trilogy box is limited to 557 pieces. The specially-engraved Swiss oak box holds all the three watches with identical Limited Edition numbers. The Trilogy box with the recreated Speedmaster, Railmaster and Seamaster is a rare treat for Omega fans!