Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition

written by YWH team 19 August 2016
Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition
Quick specs Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition
Price: € 5.300 | CHF 5’400 | $ 5,200 | approx. £ 4,100
Size: 39.7 mm
Reference: 311.
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The original Omega Speedmaster CK2998 was released in 1959 and was the second Speedmaster version. This new Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition is in fact an updated version of the classic model.

Omega Speedmaster CK2998 1960s

The first Speedmaster CK2998 models (2998-1, -2, -4 and -6)

The Speedmaster’s history started in 1957 when it was introduced as a sports and racing chronograph. It complemented Omega’s position as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games. The name ‘Speedmaster’ was chosen for its tachymeter scale bezel and following the Omega convention used for other models like the Seamaster and the Railmaster. The Speedmaster was initially part of the Seamaster series.

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This first Speedmaster model, with reference CK2915 from 1959, also known as the ‘Broad Arrow’, was designed by Swiss Claude Baillod. The hallmarks: a triple-register chronograph layout, high-contrast index markers and domed Plexiglas crystal. That model had straight lugs, broad arrow hands and the bezel was in steel with engraved black print. The case diameter was 39 millimetres.

In keeping with tradition, the new Speedmaster CK2998 retains its classic Alpha hands and symmetrical stainless steel case, with three sub-dials enriched by a deep blue. This colour theme continues on the bezel with its tachymeter base 1000 scale, the minutes track, as well as on the leather strap which includes subtle beige stitching.

Inside this new icon you will find the caliber 1861, a small evolution of the great 861 movement, introduced in the Speedmasters on the end of 1968 / start of 1969. The Omega Speedmaster CK2998 will be limited to 2,998 pieces.

Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition

technical data Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition
Omega 1861 (base Lemania 1873) | Hand-wound | Diameter: 27 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 18 | Rhodium-plated finish | Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph | Power-reserve: 40 hours
Case & dial:
39.7 mm diameter | Stainless steel with ceramic bezel | Sapphire crystal on front | 50 m / 167 feet water resistant
Blue alligator leather | Steel pin-buckle
Price Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition:
€ 5.300 | CHF 5’400 | $ 5,200 | approx. £ 4,100

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