OMEGA counts down to Paris 2024 Olympics with new Speedmaster Chronoscope

OMEGA marks 100 days until the Paris 2024 Olympics with new Speedmaster Chronoscope duo

Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024
(Image credit: Omega)

There’s less than 100 days to go until the 2024 Olympic Games begins in Paris, and OMEGA has revealed a new model of its iconic Speedmaster to celebrate.

OMEGA has been the official timekeeper of the Olympic since 1932, so a new watch to celebrate Paris 2024 really shouldn’t come as a surprise. What we perhaps weren’t expecting, however, is that the first Paris 2024 special (of several, we suspect) is a take on a lesser-known member of the Speedmaster family.

It’s called the Speedmaster Chronoscope and it’s a 43 mm timepiece available in gold, black and white colour ways to match the official colours of Paris 2024.

The collection is made up of two models. The first has a stainless steel case and bracelet and an anodised aluminium bezel, while the other pairs a ceramic bezel with 18K ‘Moonshine gold’ for the case and bracelet – that’s the name used for Omega’s yellow gold alloy.

Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024

(Image credit: Omega)

Both watches feature a silver white opaline dial with three dark grey timing scales in a snail-like formation at its centre. These include a pulsometer scale (used to measure one’s pulse) and a telemeter scale, plus there’s a traditional tachymeter on the bezel, as found on other Speedmaster watches and used to calculate the average speed of an object travelling a known distance.

Both watches punctuate their dials with hands and numerical hour markers finished in Moonshine gold, plus a pair of black subdials showing a 12-hour and 60-minute counter, also with Moonshine detailing.

Each variant is available with either a bracelet or a perforated leather strap, and both have a caseback finished with a large Paris 2024 logo. The watches are water resistant to 50 metres and use OMEGA's 9908 calibre manually-wound mechanical movement, which has a power reserve of 60 hours.

Prices start at £8,600 for the stainless steel model on a leather strap, rising to £9,300 for the same model with a bracelet. The Moonshine gold model is priced at £30,900 on a leather strap and £48,500 with a bracelet.

Alistair Charlton

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