The Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Is A True Triple-Threatv
About a year ago, Omega introduced a new Speedmaster. But this one was different than any other Speedmaster we'd seen. First, there's the moniker: The Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope. Then, there's the look. Sure, it's the classic Speedmaster form – lyre lugs, tachymeter bezel, even the three-link bracelet. But sitting inside the tachymeter bezel, the dial features two additional, vintage-inspired scales: First, there's the telemeter scale, used for measuring the distance of something based on its sound (soldiers would use this in war to measure the distance of enemy fire); and inside that, there's a pulsometer, used for measuring a person's heart rate.
The movement is also a feat, a manual-wind, METAS-certified caliber 9908, on display through a sapphire caseback. While the diameter comes in at 43mm, the manageable lug-to-lug (48mm) and thickness (12.8mm) mean the Speedmaster Chronoscope is still wearable for a variety of wrist sizes.
A "chronoscope" is defined as an instrument for the precise measurement of small time intervals, and it's the perfect descriptor for this Speedmaster. All those scales are quirky vintage details that call back to old Omega chronographs, but inside the Chronoscope ticks a Master Chronometer movement that sits at the cutting edge of Omega's manufacturing capabilities. It's another edition of The Spec Sheet, and the Chronoscope certainly measures up.
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