Omega Speedmaster GMT “Solar Impulse”: After the Moon, Sun!

Needless to say, the legendary Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches is the only watch in the world to have been on the moon … In the same spirit “pioneer”, the brand is now associated with the Solar Impulse project, whose ambitious goal is to achieve around the world “green”, on board a plane that will be powered solely by solar energy. On this occasion, Omega has made a new Speedmaster GMT called “Solar Impulse”. Details.
The Solar Impulse prototype (not the watch, but the plane), commonly referred to by its registration number HB-SIA (Hotel Bravo Solar Impulse Alpha), is meant to validate the technologies and construction methods. If these results are positive, this copy will be able to perform in 2009 a 36-hour flight, or a full day-night cycle, day by solar energy! Being aware of the urgent need for our planet to develop sources ‘measures and renewable energy (a theme dear to Nicolas G. Hayek, head of Swatch Group), Omega actively involved in this project as one of the main partners and by bringing its technology and capital. Naturally, the guard time Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT “Solar Impulse” is a tribute to the enthusiasm and pioneering spirit needed to complete such a project.4509246-6765607
The dial of the new “Speed”, features a texture like carbon fiber composite materials used for HB-SIA. The small seconds counters and black chronograph reported slightly contribute to the readability of the timepiece. Other specific to this unique Replica Rolex watch detail: discrete indication “HB-SIA” ocher color that appears at 12 o’clock under the word “Speedmaster.” This “Solar Impulse” model has four hands at the center: the hour and minute The second hand of the chronograph and a GMT with its tip in the form of aircraft and operates a revolution in 24 hours, which, among others, play a second time zone. Needle In addition, fixed titanium bezel has a black aluminum ring with tachymeter scale and with the designation ” Tachymeter Base 1000 “in orange. Another primary function of this timepiece, the GMT hand, the counter has the word “North” and an arrow, also determines the north from the sun’s position (see sketch for explanations). More specifically, if you set the hour hand to the sun, the GMT hand indicates the north side where the tip is shaped aircraft (if the hour hand and the GMT hand indicates the . time in the same time zone) The titanium case diameter of 44.25 mm (15.75 mm) polished and brushed is available either on matching titanium bracelet or a rubber strap designed specifically for this show: special texture set in the middle of the rubber band effect evokes the honeycomb structure as formed by the composite used in the construction of Solar Impulse. Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT “Solar Impulse” is produced in a numbered edition. The reference number of the watch and a color logo Solar Impulse HB-SIA is engraved on the caseback. This COSC-certified chronometer is equipped with the exclusive Omega caliber 3603 (52 hours power reserve), whose ‘revolutionary Co-Axial escapement and free sprung balance in ensuring the accuracy and reliability over the long term. The chronograph functions are operated by a column wheel mechanism.
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