Information

  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Year: 1959
  • Model: Speedmaster
  • Reference: 2915/1
  • Calibre: 321
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Features/complications: Chronograph and Tachymetre bezel 
  • Dial: Black matt dial with luminous painted baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, outermost 1/5 second divisions featuring subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minute register at 3 o’clock and 12 hour register at 6 o’clock with luminous baton hands, and arrowhead centre chronograph seconds
  • Case dimensions: 39mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Steel brecelet
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 02293

 

Essay

Essay: The Omega Speedmaster reference 2998 was the very first watch worn in space, the combination of Alpha hour and minute hands and drop counter weight chrono hand complement each other superbly.

The newly designed chronograph was launched in 1957 and remained available until 1959, with a total production run of between 3 and 4,000 pieces only. It was the first chronograph wristwatch to feature an external tachymeter bezel which left the dial less busy and eliminated parallax error by having the chronograph hand level with the bezel script. There were three sub-references made within the two years of production: the 2915-1, -2 and -3.