[Watch Market] At the beginning of this year, OMEGA launched an innovative and technically challenging Super Racing watch, which we saw in Geneva earlier this year. At the time, the most frequently asked question in the comments section was when this watch would be available for sale in China. Today, we finally have the answer. Now, there is a Super Racing watch from the Omega Seamaster series available for sale at the Omega store on West Nanjing Road in Shanghai. Let’s take a look at this watch, which achieves super-high precision. (Model: 322.214.171.124.01.003)
First, let’s take a look at its design. The watch is made of stainless steel and has a 44.25mm case diameter, which is more friendly to people with larger wrists. As can be seen from our live photos, the dial of the watch features a “honeycomb” structure, inspired by a concept watch on display at the Omega Museum that can withstand extreme magnetic fields of 160,000 gauss.
The design of this watch pays tribute to Omega’s anti-magnetic masterpiece, the Aqua Terra >15’000 gauss watch, which was launched in 2013. The most impressive feature of this watch is that it is equipped with Omega’s Spirate system. The innovative new hairspring (patent pending) in the movement features a disruptive geometric shape and achieves ultra-fine adjustment for the first time.
The watch has a black ceramic bezel with a yellow enamel tachymeter scale. It features a calendar window at the 6 o’clock position on the dial, with the number “10” displayed in the “Speedmaster” font to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Aqua Terra >15’000 gauss watch. Whether it’s the details of the appearance or the internal pursuit of precision timekeeping, this watch demonstrates its excellence.
The dial of the watch features a honeycomb structure and a racing-style minute scale, which echoes the name of the watch – Super Racing. In addition, the black dial is decorated with yellow-toned hour and second hands, a gradient-colored second hand, and a black and yellow striped small seconds hand at 9 o’clock, reminiscent of a speeding race car on the track. The Super Racing series was originally designed to provide accurate and professional timing watches for professional race car drivers. Super Racing returns to its original intention and makes time more accurate.
The black arrow-shaped hour markers on the dial are diamond-polished and chamfered, and are covered with yellow Super-LumiNova luminous coating. Unlike the conventional blue or bright white luminescent layers of other watches, the Super Racing watch emits a yellow glow in the dark.
Apart from its appearance, the most important highlight of this watch is its internal movement, the Omega 9920 Master Chronometer movement, which is the first movement in the world to be equipped with the Spirate system. It achieves a daily precision of 0 to +2 seconds, which is unprecedented. Therefore, this watch meets the highest industry standards in terms of precision, anti-magnetism, and overall performance. The birth of the Spirate system is the result of Omega’s important watchmaking technology over the past 25 years.
The birth of the Spirate system marks a new milestone in the adjustment technology of mechanical watches. This new method of adjusting the accuracy of the watch’s movement is achieved through a high-precision hinged structure with flexible bearings, allowing for ultra-fine adjustment of the watch’s timekeeping by 0.1 seconds per day. With this ingenious mechanical device, Omega has obtained the Master Chronometer certification with a daily timekeeping error of only 0 to +2 seconds.
The watch’s bracelet is also made of stainless steel, and its design allows it to fit more closely to the wearer’s wrist. In addition, the Super Racing watch comes with a carefully crafted box, which is also accented with yellow stitching. The box also includes a yellow-striped NATO strap, suitable for different occasions.
Summary: The retail price of this watch in China is 94,300 yuan. As a true “technical powerhouse” that has made breakthroughs in technology and appearance, its existence redefines the standard for mechanical watches available on the market in terms of accurate timekeeping. Now that this watch has been gradually introduced to Omega boutiques in China, interested friends can still visit the store and experience its charm in person!
[Shop Name]: OMEGA Shanghai Boutique (IAPM West Nanjing Road Store)
[Shop Address]: Room 138, 1st Floor (L1), No. 999 Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
[Contact Information]: Call 021-54661280 and please mention that you are a ” ” user.
More details: This price information was collected on November 10, 2023. The watch prices/availability are subject to change at any time. Please pay attention to the store details for the final selling price.