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The Innovative Spirate System in Omega’s Newest Release - Speedmaster Super Racing

March 08, 2023 5 min read

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing Spirate System

The watch industry has experienced a considerable change in recent times, though not necessarily in the basic concept of how a watch functions, but in the seemingly little components of the watch, thereby setting new benchmarks for the industry. One of these game-changers in the industry, modifying the existing culture into better timepieces, is the Omega Company.

Omega is a Swiss luxury watch that is seen as a game-changer in the industry, as they introduce various innovations with major advancements in their developments. And one of their newest release is the Omega Speedmaster Super Racing 329.30.44.51.01.003 with the new Spirate System.

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing 329.30.44.51.01.003 with the Powerful Innovative Spirate System

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing 329.30.44.51.01.003 with the Powerful Innovative Spirate System

 

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing 329.30.44.51.01.003 with the Powerful Innovative Spirate System

It is interesting to note that Omega’s unveiling of their latest release was in two parts: A new watch, and a new innovation. Before now, they have been teasing a new technical device that is sure to make a difference in the industry, and that device was announced to be known as “Spirate”; a combination of the words, Spiral (silicon) and Rate.

This technology is an enhanced accuracy system that allows for ultra-fine rate adjustments to a precision of plus or minus 0.1 seconds per day, achieving a complete accuracy of 0/+2 seconds per day. This is achieved using a mechanism via the graduated tuner device attached to the balance bridge that allows watchmakers to adjust the stiffness of the spring in an articulated structure.

Caliber to feature the Spirate System is the Omega caliber 9920 being used in Omega Speedmaster Super Racing chronograph watch

Caliber to feature the Spirate System is the Omega caliber 9920 being used in Omega Speedmaster Super Racing chronograph watch

Omega Spirate System, an anti-magnetic spiral

Omega Spirate System, an anti-magnetic spiral

Omega Si14 Silicon Balance Spring, a highly antimagnetic silicon hairspring

Omega Si14 Silicon Balance Spring, a highly antimagnetic silicon
hairspring

This innovative system is very much better than the former free-sprung balance mechanism. It has been tested, cased and METAS certified to achieve a precision rating of 0/+2 seconds per day. All this point out to the fact that this system will make a watch more accurate than any other.

Definitely, this powerful innovative system will be inculcated into the newer models of the company, and even in the watch industry at large. But first of all, this system debuts in a new watch named: The Omega Speedmaster Super Racing. It is a modern iteration of the classic Speedmaster chronograph, but with super mechanics. It is a sporty and stylish watch that is designed for those who love racing and want a timepiece that can keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle.

It has a bold and distinctive look, with a 44.25mm diameter case that is made of steel. It also has 14.9mm height, 50mm lug-to-lug and a 21mm lug width. The bezel features a tachymeter scale in new yellow “grand feu” enamel, which is a hallmark of the Speedmaster collection and allows for measuring speed or distance based on time. The dial is available in black and patterned colors, and has a racing-inspired design with three sub-dials, a date window, and applied hour markers.

The watch hands motif is a black design with a yellow gradient

The watch hands motif is a black design with a yellow gradient

With a water resistance of 50 meters, it has the caliber movement of Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920 and a power reserve of 60 hours. Moreover, it operates on a frequency of 28,800 vph, and has an automatic bi-directional winding. The second's hand motif is a black design with a yellow gradient. Also, it comes with a stylish black Nylon with yellow accents on the dial.

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing is a well-designed and high-performance watch that is ideal for racing enthusiasts. With the Super Racing sporty look, accurate movement, and durable construction, it is a great choice for anyone looking for a timepiece that can keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle.

Another black and yellow SMP : Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

Another black and yellow SMP : Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

 

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

The design of the Super Racing brings a reminder of the company’s Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 311.92.44.30.01.001, first launched at Baselworld in 2018. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is a special edition timepiece that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned mission to orbit the moon. This watch is part of Omega's popular Speedmaster collection, just as Super Racing, and combines the iconic design of the classic Speedmaster with a modern and innovative twist.

 

Add a Splash of Color This Spring with Two Vibrant Hues

It is interesting to note that both Speedmaster watches are in black and have yellow accent colors. The new Omega Speedmaster Super Racing comes in a One-piece Nylon strap with black and yellow stripes, while the Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 has a perforated black leather strap giving a clear view of the yellow rubber within. Funnily, these two models might have made us to question if black and yellow is becoming a trend in horology.

Bold Black and Yellow Colors watch bands

Black and yellow watch bands offer a striking and stylish look. They combine the elegance of black with the energy and vibrancy of yellow to create a look that is sure to make a statement. In case, you are interested in more black and yellow watch bands, here are some of our selected watch bands.

Black and yellow watch bands by Strapcode

Black and yellow watch bands offer a striking and stylish look

Your watch will stay nicely just as well as on a One-piece Nylon or Zulu strap, so no need to worry about sliding. Perlon fiber characteristic is very lightweight, waterproof and dry even faster than One-piece Nylon. Hence, it makes a perfect match for your Super Racing watch model.

Black and Yellow colors watch bands work together to create an eye-catching by Strapcode

The two colors watch bands work together to create an
eye-catching, evident look

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Black and Yellow NATO James Bond watch strap by Strapcode

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a bright yellow second
hand, is complemented by the Black and
Yellow James Bond watch strap

Nylon strap in Black & yellow strips

MiLTAT G10 military watch straps are manufactured by high density ballistic nylon, which is cut and simultaneously sealed using ultrasonic knives to prevent fraying. This will look excellent on either of the Speedmaster collection.

Perlon Watch Strap, Black & Yellow

This newly adjusted-design 316L stainless steel ladder lock slider buckle makes the European made braided Perlon strap attached a superior quality to strap connection. Its braided strap featuring lack of holes gives it an endless size adjustments, adjustable to any wrist size requirements.

Yellow Nubuck Leather Italian Handmade Racer Watch Band by Strapcode

Yellow Nubuck Leather Italian Handmade Racer Watch Band

 

Yellow Nubuck Leather Italian Handmade Racer Watch Band

Here is a genuine Tuscan nubuck leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy. Featuring two-size punch holes and a matching leather lining as a typical racing strap, it makes for a watch band for the Super Racing.

20mm Dirty Yellow Gunny X MT Moonswatch Q.R. Velcro Leather Watch Strap by Strapcode

20mm Dirty Yellow Gunny X MT Moonswatch Q.R. Velcro Leather Watch Strap - Minimalist Snoopy

 

20mm Dirty Yellow Gunny X MT Moonswatch Q.R. Velcro Leather Watch Strap - Minimalist Snoopy

MiLTAT in collaboration with world-class custom handmade leather strap specialist, Peter Gunny from "Gunny Straps" named this, Moonswatch kind of style Velcro Leather Watch Strap plus Minimalist Snoopy. As a quick-release watchband, having a cylindrical push button on one side for quick and easy installation and removal process, it is a veritable option for your Super Racing watch model.

 

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Written by Victor, images by Toni and others as noted

 

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