February 2, 2011

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Review

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Watch Review

  Omega unveiled late in 2010 a new Speedmaster, the Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial chronograph (ref. 321. A classic watch updated with modern, more contemporary designs. The first attention grabber is the new dial with “Geneva Waves”. Omega’s attention to detail on the Broad Arrow Co-Axial looks fantastic, from the applied numerals, red tipped seconds hand, and honeycomb subdials. Being a Speedmaster, it makes sense to have fixed tachymeter bezel used for measuring speed. Following recent trends, the Broad Arrow Co-Axial comes in a larger 44.25mm case.  
  The Broad Arrow Co-Axial uses sapphire crystal for both dial and exhibition case back viewing. The exhibition case back gives the owner nice viewing of the Co-Axial 3313 movement. This movement allows for changing of the hour hand independently of the minute and seconds hand, great for timezone changes. Very cool! The Co-Axial 3313 continues to impress with a 55 hour power reserve. Having two options between a stainless steel bracelet or an alligator strap, W&R prefers the alligator on this beauty.

Pros - Co-Axial 3313, C.O.S.C., attention to detail, subtle date window, well thought out

Considerations - Not everyone can pull off a 44.25mm chronograph watch

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44.25mm
Bezel: Tachymeter
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Strap: SS or Alligator
Lug Width: 22mm?
Movement: Caliber 3313
Power Reserve: 55hrs 
Water Resistant: 100m


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