Last year’s 2014 “re-issue” of the Omega Speedmaster Mark II Co-Axial Chronograph replica watch was a clear hit for Omega.
Apparently, the “new” Omega Speedmaster Mark II proved so popular that Omega decided it was time for a steel and gold two-tone model – which is exactly what we get for 2015 with the Omega Speedmaster Mark II Co-Axial Chronograph Sedna Gold watch.
Quite literally, the Omega Speedmaster Mk II Sedna Gold is exactly what you love about the all-steel Omega Speedmaster Mk II – but just blingier. That there just turned off a large percentage of you (Speedmaster folk tend to be tool watch purists), but perhaps, just enough of you perked up a bit and got excited at the notion of more 18k Sedna gold in your watch diet.
I know because not only did I get one, but a few of my friends did as well. While I preferred the more traditional black and white dial, Omega released two other versions last year including the mens fake Omega Speedmaster Mk II grey and orange “racing dial” (reviewed here) as well as the limited edition Rio 2016 Olympics model with the gold, bronze, and silver colored subdials.
So for all those tool-watch-loving guys who nevertheless enjoy some riches on their wrist, Omega offers up this two-tone version of one of our favorite modern Omega Speedmaster watches (which doesn’t really narrow it down much, given that there are perhaps too many modern Speedmasters that we really like). Going back to the 2015 Omega Speedmaster Mk II Sedna Gold, we have something a lot more “mainstream” which reminds me of watch tastes over in Texas. Houston also happens to be the home of NASA – which, while being Speedmaster central, is not without its love of gold (which includes gold Speedmasters).
This movement is partially in-house made (the rest being from ETA which, like Omega, is part of the Swatch Group) and includes a co-axial escapement as well as some silicon parts. The 3330 movement is further COSC Chronometer certified and, in my opinion, is one of the best values in the brand’s line-up (at least when it comes to all-steel models). At 43mm wide, the Omega Speedmaster Mk II modernizes the original Mark II collection from the 1970s with a slightly larger size, modern bracelet, and contemporary Omega caliber 3330 automatic chronograph movement. My only gripe with the 3330 is that in order to quick set the date you need to use the in-set case pusher on the left of the case. Otherwise, the Omega Speedmaster Mk II is a rather perfect Omega copy watch.