It’s paradoxical, that when you are sucked into a movement – time seems to stand still. Is it the adrenaline which makes you more aware and slows our inner time machine down? Sometimes it even feels like the speed breaks the barrier of time. Become a ” Speedmaster ” !
The power of speed
I could say, that it’s my masculine nature, that makes me more addicted to speed. But when I think about my wife, she will disagree and also overtake me in the first round of this go-cart circuit. Thankfully she had to film for this project, so at least on tape it seems like I’m the fastest one! ;)
Counting split seconds
I’m addicted to the feel of becoming faster than the perception of world surrounding us – everything blurs into silence and puts our mind in focus for every split second. Speaking of split seconds, here’s the reason for my trip to the go-cart track: My ongoing partnership with Omega!
The Omega Speedmaster was built to precisely count exactly these important micro steps in time.
From the race track to the moon
The unparalleled precision in time keeping brought the Speedmaster not only on the race tracks, but even to space. The first watch on the Moon was actually a steel version, just like the one I’m wearing in this post. If you want to learn more about a special Moonwatch edition, check my last Omega collab from Lanzarote’s moonlike landscapes.
The Speemaster Racing
Why did the Speedmaster become popular?
By repositioning the tachymetric scale from the dial to the bezel it was much easier to read the elapsed time, so it was not only the design and precision, but the usability that created the success.
The Speedmaster was introduced in 1957 and it’s dial design was inspired by the dashboards of Italian cars. The characteristic and racing flag inspired dial design of the new Speedmaster Racing was first shown in 1968.
So nearly a decade before it made a name for itself in space, the Speedmaster had established itself as one of the world’s favourite chronographs.
- The timepiece is driven by the new OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900/9901, – means the watch has passed the eight intensive tests established by METAS.
- Antimagnetic to more than 15’000 Gauss. So no problem in our highly magnetic world!
- Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Water resistance to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
In collaboration with Omega.