The Speedmaster's history goes back to 1957 when it was introduced as a sports and racing chronograph, complementing Omega's position as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games. The "Speedmaster" name was chosen for its tachymeter scale bezel and following the Omega convention used for other models like the Seamaster - initially the Speedmaster was part of the Seamaster line - and the Railmaster.
This first Speedmaster model - reference CK 2915 also known as the "Broad Arrow"- was designed by the Swiss Claude Baillod and was already featuring some of the hallmarks of the model: the triple-register chronograph layout, the high-contrast index markers, and the domed Plexiglas crystal. The dial was an example of perfect balance and proportions. The model had straight lugs, broad arrow hands and the bezel was in steel with engraved black print. The case diameter was 39 mm.
This Day Date from 2006 is in excellent condition, with multiple complications. Enquire for more details.
Model Number: 3220.50.00
Condition: (2) Excellent
Condition Detail: In excellent condition with little wear to Steel
Case Width: 39x39mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Type: Normal
Lug Width: 19mm
Strap Length: 144mm bracelet; 49mm case
Strap Material: Stainless steel
Complications: Hours; Minutes; Small seconds; Chronograph; Day; Date; Month; Tachymeter; Year