Meanwhile at the Omega booth, the anchor behemoth of the Swatch Group section, quietly a new limited edition Speedmaster stood out at Baselworld 2018. Black on white Panda dial, straight lugs, no crown guards, alpha hands, black ceramic dial (with pulsometer markers)—three attributes of the Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer that make this take on the iconic Moonwatch stand out.
Is it a radical change? No. But fans of the smaller-sized First Omega In Space model (which shares the 39.7 mm case size of the CK2998) who want a bit more pizazz will appreciate the CK2998 Pulsometer. The red central seconds hand lends more excitement against the mostly conservative design of the watch.
You get a sapphire crystal and the Omega Calibre 1861, the manual winder currently found in the Speedmaster Pro.
For sure, this isn’t a radical departure for the Omega Speedmaster series, but it’s a slight change that we love. For the most part, great wrist wear never needs to scream for attention, and the CK2998 Pulsometer subtle draws in those in the know.
This edition is limited to 2,998 pieces and will retail for $5,850. For more information visit Omega.com.