Saturday, March 10, 2012

Baselworld 2012 : Omega Spacemaster Z-33

So... what do you get when you cross a Flightmaster and an X-33? You get a Spacemaster Z-33 (whatever happened to Y?), launched (pun intended) into Omega's atmosphere (ahem) in 2012. Basically it combines the Flightmaster outer with the X-33 innards. Both updated, of course, to reflect modern taste.

Omega Flightmaster Cal. 910

Omega Speedmaster X-33

I'm just not sure about the ultra-thick cases that Omega's pumping out these days. First the Planet Ocean Chrono, now this...

As a forum member puts it quite nicely, I'd rather have the Flighty and the X-33 senior. Separately.


Case : Grade 5 titanium with 'double wall' resonance chamber construction for alarm
Calibre : Thermo-compensated Quartz calibre 5666
Dial : matte black. White indexes, skeletonised hour and minute hands coated with Super-Luminova.
Display panels : for digital function. Black screens with transreflective LCD
Crystal : Sapphire
Water Resistance : 3 bar/ 30m/ 100ft

One thing you might have noticed is that the dial says 'Spacemaster' and the strap says 'Speedmaster'. It seems that the Spacemaster is still a part of the Speedmaster range. On the case back it still says Speedmaster and has the Seahorse medallion…


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