Master of speed & aviation pioneer of the 21st century
The OMEGA Speedmaster series has a triumphant model in a numbered edition. The design is based on the collaboration in the Swiss Solar Impulse project, the circumnavigation of the world by a solar airplane. OMEGA was involved as a supporter with visions and technological know-how. In appreciation of the successful project and the HB-SIA aviation license plate of the same name, the base of the case thematizes a successful color graphic. The Speedmaster HB-SIA chronometer practically replicates the material and design used in aircraft construction. An example of this is the carbon dial similar to the composite outer skin.
OMEGA - always a bit better
The automatic chronograph with column wheel mechanism is based on a Co-Axial escapement with free balance spring and 36 jewels. The 44.25 mm case is made of polished and satin-finished titanium. The crown with side protection shows the manufacturer's logo. The titanium back is screwed and engraved. On the black carbon dial, luminous hands and hour-markers stand out effectively. A date display is between 4 and 5 o'clock. Central chronograph and 24-hour GMT hands with 12-hour and 30-minute counters complete the display. The dial is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective on both sides. The tachymeter scale and chronograph hand show the speed at which a vehicle covers a distance of 1 km. This top-of-the-range watch is equipped with start/stop pushers and zero reset pushers (e.g. reference 322.214.171.124.01.001).