In 1957, Omega released three professional timepieces that became bonafide classics: the Seamaster 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster. This year, the brand is paying tribute to these mechanical masterpieces by releasing special 60th Anniversary editions of each model, and an even more exclusive collective set of all three. Omega has gone to great lengths to copy important details from the original models, even employing laser scanning to make sure measurements are millimetre perfect. Indeed, usually watch companies prefer to go down the route of inspiration or modernisation when revisiting pieces, so Brogue is delighted to see here that Omega is opting for a perfect reissue appearance. For example, on the Speedmaster, the 38mm case has straight lugs as the first version, and the bezel is etched in the original way, even up to the accent on tachymètre. The applied Omega logo has been brought back, along with the original font. Sensibly, the movement is not the initial caliber 321 but the chronograph caliber 1861, and the old radium lume is replaced with colour-matched SuperLuminova. The watches are available as limited editions with 3,557 pieces for each model – but Brogue is so taken with them that we would go for the full set of all three, limited to 557 pieces and presented in an attractive case and leather-bound accessory set including additional straps and a strap changing tool.
£16,000 for the set omegawatches.com