THE OMEGA 1957 TRILOGY “60TH ANNIVERSARY”
1957, the year that saw Omega release three watches that would go on to become not just famous but household classics among the watch collecting fraternity. The Seamaster 300, Railmaster and of course Speedmaster. These three watches all represented 3 various fields for use. The Seamaster, by virtue was destined for divers of the like, the Railmaster, while perhaps not as evident, was made with scientists who worked in environments of high magnetism in mind and finally the Speedmaster, which was originally made with racing drivers in-mind.
This Trilogy collection could be your only daily wear collection for work, free time or vacation. It could be your precious possession to leave as inheritance or just be a guilty pleasure. In any case, the watches of this 60 Years Anniversary Collection are not just beautiful toys, but powerful tools.
Omega Speedmaster “60th Anniversary”
For well over half a century, the OMEGA Speedmaster has witnessed events that have tested the limits of physical endurance and human courage. It’s the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions from Gemini to the current International Space Station program. When Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional, the chronograph that has been known as the Moonwatch ever since. That’s why Speedmaster Professional Chronograph earned a unique place in the history of space exploration.
This is the watch that have a combination of simplicity, build quality, and well chosen materials that make it one of the most robust and interesting watches currently on the market. The Omega Speedmaster survived some of the most rigorous testing of any watch in the world as well as the harshest environments and conditions known to man. It recalls the glorious era of space exploration and adventurous spirit, becoming an iconic item of fashion and jewelry.
Omega Seamaster “60th Anniversary”
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a well-known, one of the best dive watches of all time. One of the aspects of it’s popularity comes from standing apart from Rolex Submariner (another great watch). While so many companies trying to copy look and feel of Rolex Submariner, Omega is proudly keeps developing Seamaster Planet Ocean, maintaining it’s individual and unique style.
Interestingly Seamaster and Seamaster Planet Ocean that we know and love today were very different watches when they first came out. For starting, they weren’t professional diving watches. When the model has been introduced to the public, it was a fashionable watch with a water resistance feature, meaning that while on a visit to Hamptons you could some occasional water to be splashed on your watch. As of today the watch evolved into luxury, fashionable timepiece that looks great in the office, promotes active lifestyle and works at a great ocean depths. Seamaster became an icon and important watch for Omega – especially as the brand continued to focus on a range of important high-intensity activities from racing to diving, and everything else where sturdy and reliable watches are needed.
Omega Railmaster “60th Anniversary”
The Railmaster watches were, till 1957, pocket watches. For the frequent train traveler the importance of these watches’ precision were well known. Rail watches started after a tragic train accident in 1891,when wrong timing caused two trains to collide. The Official Railroad Office then imposed a standard for their chronometers a precision of 30 seconds per week in 1900 . The Omega Railmaster arose from this need for high precision, and became successful worldwide.
The original background of the Railmaster was kept in the anniversary model: the antimagnetic double case can withstand magnetic fields up to 15 thousand Gauss as the Railmaster is designed for people who, by their daily work, need to be close to electrical fields. This watch is perhaps aestetically the simplest looking from the Trilogy. But only by look: it is practical and elegant. The engraved vintage logo and triangular indexes filled with the same aged Super-LumiNova gives it the vintage look of its brethen. The water resistance of this watch is limited to the 200 feet / 60m, the same as the Speedmaster.
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