The popular Speedmaster timepiece family since it was originally introduced in 2013. Sporting Omega’s modern in-house made caliber 9300 Co-Axial Chronograph movement in a 41.5mm wide case that is slightly smaller than the largest available Speedmaster at 44.25mm wide, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 also uses more “historic” hands as compared to the more modern “needle-style” of most contemporary fake Omega Speedmaster watches.
The Omega Speedmaster ’57 has a lot of unique traits and, in fact, can exist nicely alongside other Speedmasters in your collection. In fact, some people might like to have an original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with the 1861 manually wound movement as well as the more unique looking Omega Speedmaster ’57 with the in-house made movement. They are both Speedmasters but have enough distinct elements to both have a solid place in any watch collection.
At 41.5mm wide in steel, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph fits on the larger side thanks to the broad lugs. Though, of course, it fits a bit smaller than the over-44mm-wide version (that is also fantastic and shares the same caliber 9300 movement). The case has a sapphire crystal over the dial as well as over the movement and is water resistant to 100 meters.
The dial legibility is still fantastic despite the cream colored indexes and hands. I have a feeling that the lume is also very good. The dial features two subdials, but thanks to the 9300 movement has a full 12-hour chronograph as the right subdial has a counter for chronograph minutes and hours. The movement also features the date. Unfortunately cheap copy Omega UK still hasn’t imbued the 9300 family of movements with their “Master Co-Axial” technology which essentially adds the anti-magnetic properties. Though that will happen eventually, and the 9300 movement remains one of the best calibers that Omega produces.
With a Co-Axial escapement and COSC Chronometer certification, the caliber 9300 movement is among the most beautiful “mass production” Swiss in-house made movements around right now, in my opinion. The movement has 60 hours of power reserve and contains a silicon balance spring, operating at the abnormal 3.5Hz frequency that Co-Axial movements do. All the details of the high-quality Swiss replica watches are worth to appreciated.