Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Watch For 2010

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial Watch For 2010

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial Watch For 2010   watch releases

Omega's game of cat and mouse with the present and past continues. The last several sport watches they released seem to have at least one leg (from a design perspective) in the past. This new Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co-Axial watch isn't that much different. It is like a modern man in a vintage Armani suit that still looks pretty good today. The Broad Arrow Speedmaster watch has been around for a long time. The point of the name? Well compared to your standard Omega Speedmaster Professional watch the Broad Arrow has.... well, it has a broad minute hand and an arrow hour hand. And to think that Broad Arrow just sounded like a cool name for a Speedmaster.

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial Watch For 2010   watch releases

Aside from this new for 2010 look, the "Speedmaster Broad Arrow" name doesn't get any embellishment. The case size is a generous 44.25mm wide in steel (likely to be gold version as some point) and uses the same case shape that Omega has been using for these watches forever. I like how even in a large size, the case shape still looks quite nice. The bezel has a tachymetre (because it is a Speedmaster - what else would it have?), and the dial is where all the new play is.

The dial is available in black or silver tone, and has vertical stripes meant to look like Cote de Geneve polishing. Omega has been playing a lot lately with vertically striped dials, and this is just the latest experiment. With the applied dial markers and such, I think the dial here actually works better than some of the other experiments they are been doing with such designs (such as with a few Aqua Terra models).

Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Co Axial Watch For 2010   watch releases

Hour markers are all applied and Arabic in style. this will hopefully make for a very easy to read watch. Chronograph subdials are very peculiar being metal rings with honeycomb patterns on the inside. I mean they do look cool, but this type of design feature for an Omega chronograph subdial was totally unexpected for me. Under the geometric pattern is a substrate with concentric circles. The look is very visually rich, but hopefully not to distracting. Omega was able to integrate the black date window nicely. The watch comes on a metal bracelet or alligator strap. Overall it is a nice (more) modern Speedmaster Broad Arrow watch that takes risks with the design, but will eventually lead to a more rich experience for owners of this collection.  I am going to guess that price is somewhere in the $5,000 range. Look for it soon.

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r Furtado
r Furtado

I still prefer the seamasters over the speedmasters, but I am starting to wonder about all the dial design fluff. Keeping it simple and functional is the point, not all this extra Fluff.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

Another thing to think about is the beat, the 3313 beats at 28.8 whilst the other co-axials had their beats reduced to 25.5, the reason differs from blog to blog, the consensus being that this is A) how Omega can claim to have a ten year servive interval -- there's simply less wear, and B) the co-axial movement couldn't "handle" the high beat.

Dean Grant Baker
Dean Grant Baker

Omega doesn't have a true manufacture movement.
This is a co-axial escapement "Omega 3313 " based upon a Piguet ebauche.
They used the 775X on others.
There are varied NEGATIVE reviews on this, the 3313 calibre.
This, 3313 calibre should be avoided at all cost due to column wheel & pallet jewel lift angle design weaknesses and the marketing nonsense in regards to the ten year servive interval on the fragile co-axial escapement.
The movement was redesigned in '06-07, so the jury is still out on the quality and longevity, it'll take another 7-10 years before for Omega to put this behind them. Assuming the movement doesn't start breaking again.
Seeing as the word "chronometer" is written upon the face, of course it's COSC certified, see chronometer is a dead giveaway.

Ivan Y
Ivan Y

Really like this watch. Quite a few things going on, but very un-busy and highly legible. Could care less about tachymeter but can't really have a Speedy without it.

I guess, the only thing I'm not high on is the date window. Don't know what would be a better place to stick the date, but I'd much rather have it without a date. I don't know what's the big deal on having a date in a non-perpetual calendar watch. Rather annoying to have to remember to change dates every other month, especially on multiple watches.

Last thing -- I hope we see more LiquidMetal stuff from Omega. Many people didn't care for LM Planet Ocean since it came with the basic movement.

LBJ
LBJ

This looks like an excellent watch. It has the bigger case, but still maintains the classic good looks of the Speedmaster Professional. I still think that Omega has some of the best looking hands in the business. They are fantastically legible. Ditto to Kris C. earlier in the replies; the deployment strap is definitely the proper way to go. The honeycomb detail under the chronograph function is nice...I think someone at Omega was looking at the Urwerk UR-CC1. I think we'll be seeing honeycomb quite a lot for a while.

Nice watch, new looks, and who wants to go racing?

By the bye, is this going to be COSC certified?

Stuart
Stuart

Ariel,

Does this have the newer "in-house" movement (8600 calibre?) or just the coaxial escapement?

Kris C.
Kris C.

Man, this watch is hot. I'd own this one in a heartbeat, and I just may end up with one after a personal inspection. The strap is integrated perfectly, with deployment vs. buckle wich is A+ in my books. That striped face is awesome - the closeup makes it look more like a grain than a polishing technique. Like it is made of ebony wood or something. The honeycomb, etc application in the chrono dials looks like an aftermarket grille on a truck - the looks goes really well with the rest of the watch.

Scrap the tach (yeah, I get it's a speedmaster, yadda yadda yadda) for a clean bezel, and pick something more unique than red for the accents (orange, blue, yellow, etc) and I'd be all but ready to go and get it today. I'm going to have to own an Omega sooner or later, this one makes a very compelling argument for sooner.

sdchew
sdchew

This watch really looks great. Thou I have to say I'm a little bias as I own an Omega BroadArrow GMT and I like the design of the Broadarrow hands very much. Only one problem with having BroadArrow hands; They can seriously block the chronograph dials. Might not be so bad for this model as it only has 2 hands (mine has 3 due to the GMT indicator)

admin
admin

probably not in-house. Not sure though.

sdchew
sdchew

No. It has a 3316