The new Omega Speedmaster 38 mm is not just a downsized version of the Speedmaster. Its design incorporates a lot of new features that make it into a very different watch, albeit with the classic layout with three subdials, continuous seconds on the left, chronograph minutes on the right and chronograph hours at 6 o’clock.
The model has been nicknamed “Cappuccino” for its harmonious colour scheme. Everything is framed by the bezel, set with diamonds and enclosing the tachymeter scale. Other elements, such as crown, pushers and hands, are in Sedna gold, Omega’s proprietary version of rose gold in an alloy that does not lose its rose colour over time. The subdials have an oval shape that gives the dial extra character.
Notwithstanding the watch’s aesthetic appeal, this is a timepiece with genuine chronographic functionality. The watch is powered by the Omega Calibre 3330, with a column wheel for chronograph function control that ensures smooth pusher operation and long movement life, and a silicon hairspring ensuring isochronicity over a range of temperatures.
The chronograph seconds hand extends all the way to the seconds scale at the edge of the scale, with quarter-second divisions for fractional readings. The movement is self-winding, with a power reserve of 52 hours. The reference is 3188.8.131.52.02.002.