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One of the more exciting quartz releases to come out of Switzerland in recent years is this neat Omega Speedmaster Spacemaster Z-33. I picked this up as part of a package deal along with another Omega watch even though I was not totally interested in this one, but the friend that sold it to me wanted them both gone to fund another purchase.

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The Spacemaster Z-33 is inspired by the original Flightmaster 1969, which shares the same case shape/style, though the Z-33 is titanium. It features a brand new multifunction quartz movement, and is designed as a pilot watch and even features a log book for logging flight times.

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The Grade 5 Titanium case sits at 43 x 53mm in size, and is quite thick. The analog screen is a cool black LCD with red segments in it that adapts to ambient light in order to be visible in low as well as regular lighting and bright lighting conditions. There is also a red LED backlight when things get really dark. The Red really pops in the day time outside lighting and looks fantastic. Its an interesting technology and really sets this watch apart from others in the category.

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The back features a resonator panel in beautiful polished titanium complete with Speedmaster logo in order to make the alarm sound louder. The casework on this watch is very impressive, and definitely feels a cut above in terms of comparing with the other speedmasters somehow. There is an exceptional amount of care taken in the design.

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This version of the watch was selected with the leather strap and titanium deployant, a superb combination I think. While it looks fantastic on the rubber, the leather just gives it a little something-something that gives it just a touch of personality to it. The 21mm leather strap has special locked-in-place lug ends that prevent it from swiveling once installed on the watch – a common Omega strap feature.

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Overall this is just a really bad-ass quartz watch from Omega. It pushes the envelope in terms of design, and also takes a lot of risks in order to give buyers a watch that will really stand out on the wrist, in a multi-function quartz package. This is the “runway piece” of Omega’s collection – few people will buy it, but everyone will love looking at it and talking about it. I get a lot of compliments and comments on this watch when I wear it.. it is an impressive piece.

Specs:
Features: Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, UTC, Alarm Features, Pilot Log
Movement: Caliber 5666
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 30 Meters / 100 Feet
Case Size: 43mm x 53mm

Omega Speedmaster 57
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Case: Stainless steel, titanium or 18kt rose gold,
Diameter: 41.5mm
Water resistant to 50 meters
Movement: Omega in-house Co-Axial calibers 9300 and 9301. They are equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring for added stability, allowing Omega to offer a 4 year warranty on the movement.

Omega Speedmaster Black Ceramic
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Case: black zirconium oxide ceramic
Diameter: 44.25mm
Water resistant to 50 meters.
Inscribed: “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”.
Movement: Omega in-house Co-Axial caliber 9300. It is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring for added stability, allowing Omega to offer a 4 year warranty on the movement.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Day Date
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Case: 18kt rose gold or Stainless Steel
Diameter: 41.5mm
Water resistant to 150 meters
Movement: Omega in-house caliber Co-Axial 8612. The movement is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring for added stability, allowing Omega to offer a 4 year warranty on the movement.

The new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 007 Limited Edition has been released! The new Skyfall Seamaster is released to commemorate the new 007 film starting Daniel Craig due out fall 2012. This new Planet Ocean features the smaller 42mm case, a Ceramic Dive Bezel, Textured Dial with 007 logo on the 7 o’clock index. The watch also features Omega’s new Co-Axial calibre 8507 which has a Si14 Silicone Balance Spring and a 4-year warranty to boot.

Very nice looking piece.

A few days ago Omega announced a new 50th Anniversary Edition of the Seamaster James Bond 300m. The new Bond movie coming out this year is called Skyfall, and this does not appear to be a movie edition of the 007 watch.. so we might be seeing two Bond editions of the Seamaster 300m this year!

Beautiful watch. Some of the interesting features on this one are the red “50” marker on the new Ceramic dive bezel rings.. Yes, Ceramic! Very cool. If you didn’t figure it out already, the red “50” is to symbolize the 50th Anniversary. This new version has a Helium “He” periodic symbol on the Helium Escape valve, and also a combination of screws and pins now holding the new Bond Bracelet together. The photos seem to suggest that the new Bond Bracelet is a bit more angular and cut a bit better than before, giving it a fresher look.

Awesome caseback, which is the true highlight of this watch in my opinion. The barrel rifling lines that are the Bond signature as well as the back of a bullet, complete with dimpled primer! The view of that would suggest that you are looking from the back of the barrel rather than the business end.

The watch will feature the Co-Axial Calibre 2507 from Omega, and come in two sizes, 41mm and 36.25mm. The 41mm version will be limited to 11,007 pieces, and the 36.25mm version will be limited to 3,007.

I really like the detail and effort put into this 007 watch!

Video review of the sweet Omega Chronodiver with the tri-compax layout. Posted this in Youtube but didn’t get a chance to pop it on here til now just to make sure you guys see it. This is the one that uses the Omega Calibre 3301 movement, not the 7750 based movement in the Bond Style Chronodiver. Enjoy.

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