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

Hyun Bin recently joined the Omega family, and wears the Omega Speedmaster ‘57 in a 40.5mm stainless steel model with a black dial. Photos: Omega

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.

Now, 65 years after the launch of the Speedmaster, that heritage is celebrated in the new Speedmaster ’57 collection, which was unveiled with a little help from two stars of the screen who perfectly embody the legendary chronograph’s winning combination of classic style and modern luxury: George Clooney and Hyun Bin.
An exclusive behind-the-scenes shot of Hollywood actor George Clooney wearing the Omega Speedmaster ’57.
When it was first launched, the Speedmaster met the high-performance needs of professional drivers with a range of features and attributes, including ease of use, perfect legibility and, in perhaps its most innovative touch, a tachymeter scale that adorns the bezel rather than the dial.

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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.

The Omega Speedmaster ’57 line consists of eight new luxury timepieces boasting the “broad arrow” hands for which the model is known.
The two actors who wear in the watches in the collection’s debut campaign are emblematic of the values of Omega and its most famous creation. Clooney, a long-term friend of the brand, who is often seen wearing its timepieces at public occasions, embodies its classic, old-school, eternal style; while Hyun, who came to prominence in South Korea in the 2000s and has recently hit the big time internationally with TV hit Crash Landing on You, encapsulates its cool, modern aesthetic.
The Omega Speedmaster was first released in 1957; the ’57 line’s bracelets and dials come in blue, black, green or burgundy.

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.

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Style Edit
  • 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