The first Omega Speedmaster CK2998 was launched in 1859. It is one of the most popular vintage model among Speedmasters fans. At Baselworld 2016, Omega presented a limited edition which is directly inspired to that model.
The silver opaline dial is protected by a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside and framed by a stainless steel case with a diameter of 39.70 mm and a total thickness of 14.37 mm. Water resistance is 50 metres / 167 feet.
Rhodium-plated Alpha hands are used for the hours and minutes, as well as on the subdials while a lollipop hand is used for the central chronograph seconds.
The screw-in caseback displays an embossed Seahorse medallion together with the individual number of each of the 2,998 pieces that will be produced.
The Omega watch is driven by the hand-wound Calibre 1861 which is also used for the Moonwatch model. Beating at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vph), it offers a power reserve of 48 hours.