Omega Speedmaster watches are iconic watches that need little introduction.
The speedmaster gained wide recognition after NASA chose it for all manned flights, but the watch was actually introduced back in 1957.
To read more about the historical models go here.
The basic Speedmaster model has changed over the years, but it still remains at the core of the Speedmaster lineup.
Since many variations of omega speedmaster watches were added over the past 50+ years, we will cover in this section only models that are currently in production.
At the heart of the line up is the Omega Speedmaster Professional.
The current reference number for this watch is 3570.50.00 It houses the manual wind 1861 movement and the design is pretty close to the design of the first watch worn on the moon.
You can't go wrong with the 3570.50.00, it goes well with anything from the boardroom to the surface of the moon.
The Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer 322.214.171.124.01.002 is one of the latest additions to the Speedmaster lineup ( A Chronometer watch is a kind of watch that was tested and certified to meet certain precision standards.) Omega tried to appeal to a broader market while retaining the overall look and design of the Speedmaster Professional.
While the look of the dial and case seem similar, there are some significant differences.
In attempt to address the fashionable increase in watch size the Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer is now just over 44mm in diameter.
In addition, the watch now has an automatic winding movement, Housing the new 3313 co-axial chronograph chronometer rated movement.
It also has a date function at the 6 position.
While it really is a watch that will find many enthusiastic followers due to the added features, people who are looking for a more historical watch will likely not go for it.
Another one of the omega speedmaster watches that is worth mentioning is the 50th anniversary limited edition that was released in 2007 to commemorate 50 years of the Speedmaster.
The reference number is 3126.96.36.199.01.001 and was limited to 1957 examples in stainless steel.
The serial number of each watch is indicated on the dial and has a manual wind co-axial movement (the 3201)
Finally, the last modern Speedmaster that will be mentioned is the reissue Broad Arrow (3188.8.131.52.02.001).
The watch was reissued to commemorate the original Speedmaster from 1957 and includes design features resembling those found on the first issued Speedmaster, such as the Broad Arrow hands, a silver colored tachymeter bezel and the year 1957 printed on the dial.
Other than that it is pretty much the same as the Speedmaster Co-axial chronometer described above, with an automatic 3313 movement.