In a move to commemorate the solar-powered flight, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA – which finally took off on 7th July, after seven long years of waiting – Omega has launched a special Omega Speedmaster GMT that will be worn by the pilots on this flight.
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 or orange rubber strap.
The black carbon fiber dial of the Omega Speedmaster watch shows off recessed small seconds and chronograph sub-dials. The dial features centrap hour and minute hands and a chronograph seconds hand. One more unique detail of the dial is the central 24-hour GMT hand with an airplane-shaped pointer. The GMT hand, necessary for reading time in the second time zone, performs one rotation every 24 hours. It can also be applied for compass orientation. Chronograph displays are also very clear. The 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers are found at the 3 and 6 o’clock. The small seconds are presented in the sub-dial positioned 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.