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Dec 18

Omega Speedmaster GMT Solar Impulse BH-SIA

        Among the worldwide watches connoisseurs Omega is a watchmaker best known for creating the first and only timepiece in watch-making history -NASA flight qualified for all manned space missions, for designing a James Bond’s charismatic wristwatch, and for a very privileged intertwining with the Olympic Games. One of the most respected Swiss watch-making brands- Omega was launched in the 1848, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and ever since it has been identified with unmatched horological accomplishments, cutting edge mechanical complexity and temerarious innovative spirit.

        First introduced at Baselworld 2008, the charismatic Omega Speedmaster GMT Solar Impulse watch was designed celebrate the audacious Solar Impulse Project aimed to circumnavigate the globe an airplane powered by solar energy, a goal expected to be accomplished later during this year. The prototype for the solar-powered aircraft, received Omega’s master engineering expertise, and the temerarious flight is expected to last for 36 hours the project being animated by the idea of using environment friendly technologies.

        Omega Speedmaster GMT Solar Impulse Watch features a robust Grade-2 titanium case measuring 44.25 mm in diameter which is coupled with a sturdy bracelet manufactured from the same material as well as the crown and the push-pieces. The case-back of the timepiece feature a “Test Flight” inscription engraving, and due to its remarkable architecture it boasts 100 meters water-resistance, furthermore the robust model is completed by scratch and glare proof sapphire crystal. The sporty timepiece is also available coupled with a comfortable black rubber strap. In order to enhance its sporty appeal, the timepiece was coupled with a black carbon fiber dial that demonstrates central luminescent hour/minute hands along the chronograph counter hand, beneath the 12 o’clock position the timepiece features a “HB-SIA” inscription- inspired by the name of the aircraft: Hotel Bravo Solar Impulse Alpha. The timepiece features a distinctive ochre hue which is moreover, found on the matte aluminum ring incorporated in the titanium bezel’s construction which demonstrates the “Tachymeter Base 1000” printing.

         As an individualizing detail, we have to mention the airplane-shaped pointer of the central 24-hour GMT hand, which can also be used for compass orientation. The intricate dial of the timepiece also demonstrates 30-minute, and 12 hours chronograph counters located at 3, respectively at 6 o’clock, the small seconds are displayed through an additional sub-dial located at 9 o’clock.

        At the heart of the remarkable Omega Speedmaster GMT Solar Impulse Watch beats a high-precision self-winding, COSC-certified, chronometer movement, the exclusive Omega 3603 caliber, which, ensures a remarkable 52 hours, power reserve and, due to the Omega ground-braking technology implemented, can track with uppermost accuracy individual time-intervals of up to a 1/8th of a second. Indeed a classy timekeeping companion the watch features high-end movement embellishments such as ‘Cotes de Genève’ motif and perlage, and will definitely make a coveted collectable item.

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