Gent’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster ‘Reduced’ Chronograph. Ref. 3810.50.06. Automatic movement calibre 3220 on dark-brown Crocodile leather strap. Complete with Omega service, pouch and 2 year guarantee dated September 2018. Serial number dates from 1998.
Since its creation in 1957, the iconic Omega Speedmaster has been a ‘must-have’ for watch enthusiasts, both young and old, and is considered a staple of any serious collection. As well as being the first-and-only watch worn on the Moon, the classic Speedmaster’s desirability stems from its white-on-black functional simplicity, UFO-like domed plexiglass and thoughtful, unmistakable design. Although there have been many different iterations and variants of the Speedmaster, the classic features of this particular model will always appear contemporary and relevant.
This 1998 version of the Speedmaster features a smaller 39mm case size – hence ‘Reduced’. Although almost identical in appearance with the original Moonwatch and its manual-wind mechanism, this Speedmaster houses a self-winding automatic ETA chronograph movement; hence the sub-dial placement being slightly different. Due its reduced dimensions, this watch sits beautifully on the wrist and gives-off an irresistibly retro, space-age vibe.