STYLE Edit: George Clooney and Hyun Bin take a front row seat for Omega’s new Speedmaster ’57 watches, a collection of 8 new timepieces paying homage to the 1957 design created for racing car drivers
Omega’s Speedmaster is a collection that comes with quite a history. Introduced in 1957, it has been the companion ever since of the racing drivers for whom it was originally conceived, but also of anyone with an eye for smart, functional, timeless design.
All those are still reflected in the Speedmaster ’57 collection, which consists of eight new timepieces. Each of them is made from stainless steel and comes in a slim, refined shape, along with a vintage bracelet and dials that are available in a range of colour choices: blue, black, green and burgundy.
Each of them features the brushed metallic bezel and “broad arrow” hands for which the Speedmaster is known, but at their heart beats a powerful new movement, the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9906.
Both are pictured wearing the watches where they are most at home: behind the wheels of high-performance cars. Hyun is seen in South Korea wearing a 40.5mm stainless steel model with a black dial, while Clooney motors near his home next to Italy’s Lake Como wearing a stainless steel timepiece with a PVD blue dial.
- Omega’s Speedmaster collection is embedded in history dating back to 1957 when it was first introduced – it’s celebrated for its functional and timeless design
- The luxury watch brand launches its new Speedmaster ’57 pieces, comprising eight watches made from stainless steel with a slim, refined design and a vintage bracelet