The new year has started with the big news coming from the Swiss luxury watch brand OMEGA. They recently announced the launch of the all-new Speedmaster Calibre 321. Complete with vintage details and a beautiful design in 18K Canopus GoldÔ, the new Speedmaster 321 marks the third release of their iconic 321 series – the movement that […]
The inspiration behind the new Speedmaster 321:
The legendary Speedmaster collection was first launched in 1957 for professional racing drivers. The 2022 Speedmaster 321 takes inspiration from this first Speedmaster, marking the collection’s 65th anniversary. Also known as the CK2915-1, the watch was the first to feature a tachymeter scale on the bezel instead of the dial, which ensured perfect legibility and ease of use. The CK2915-1 also featured a unique combination of a symmetrical case with straight lugs, a brushed steel bezel and the Broad-Arrow hands.
In Detail: Speedmaster 321 Canopus
The 321 Canopus comes in a unique 38.6mm case, crafted in 18K Canopus Gold™. What is this new material? The Canopus Gold™ is OMEGA’s version of white gold – an alloy of 18K white gold with platinum, rhodium and palladium. Distinguished by its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity, the Canopus Gold™ brings an exclusive and luxurious feel to the reinvented Speedmaster. The case structure of the 2022 version is similar to the original with its circular brushed bezel in gold, straight lugs and angular shape. The side of the case houses pump pushers and the NAIAD symbol on the watch’s crown that explicitly referred to water resistance in some of the first CK2915 models.
The deep black onyx dial with an applied vintage OMEGA logo and typography featuring an oval “O” offers the ultimate contrast. Add the presence of 18K white gold hands and indexes with Canopus Gold™ PVD treatment that further reinforce a perfect contrast with high legibility. The dial additionally houses three classic Speedmaster subdials, including a small seconds display, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, along with the central chronograph function.
Beating inside the Speedmaster 321 Canopus is OMEGA’s iconic Calibre 321 manually wound chronograph movement. This new 321 is a modern re-creation of the original movement used inside the first Speedmaster, which OMEGA first released back in 2019. The sapphire caseback engraved with the classic Seahorse allows the wearer a clear view of the iconic movement working within.
Priced at INR 69.47 lakhs (approx.), the Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold™ comes in a flat link Canopus Gold™ bracelet and is sold exclusively via OMEGA boutiques.