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Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II Rio 2016 Replica

The re-introduction of the Omega Speedmaster Mark II Replica early this year was welcome by many Omega enthusiasts. Omega Mens Replica is now presenting a tribute version, the Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016", dedicated to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where Omega will take on the role of Official Timekeeper. The 27th edition of the Olympic Games marks the first time a South American city hosts the event.

The three sub-dials of the new model variation are decorated by rings in bronze, silver and gold which easily recall the medals awarded to the Olympic champions honoured with the podium. Bronze is used for the 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, silver for the small seconds at 9 o’clock and, finally, yellow gold for the 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock.

Inspired by the 1969 model of the Omega Speedmaster Replica, the polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped with polished crown and pushers and offers water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet. Its dimensions are 42.4 mm x 46.2 mm.

A distinctive detail, the transparent tachymeter scale on the sapphire crystal is illuminated from beneath by an aluminium ring filled with Super-LumiNova. The varnished white and black hour and minute hands stand out in the matt black dial. They are coated with Super-LumiNova, as is the central chronograph hand.

The Speedmaster Mark II "Rio 2016" is powered by a self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement, the Omega calibre 3330, equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring and a Co-Axial escapement with three levels. The power reserve is 52 hours.