Though ‘Professional’ has been dropped from the name, the 2014 MKII bears a striking resemblance to the 1969 original, and will be available in two versions: ‘Classic’ and ‘Modern’. While the former is a faithful homage to its predecessor – albeit refreshed with luminous light-green markers decorating the hands and inner hour indicators – the latter caters to those “looking for an iconic design with a bit of colour”, with a fluorescent orange central chronograph seconds hand and matching minute track. As fans of the original MKII, we’re particularly impressed in terms of styling.
A break from tradition
We’re somewhat confused by the decision to break away from Speedmaster tradition by employing a self-winding Co-Axial movement, but few will deny that it’s a solid piece of machinery.
Prices for the 2014 Omega Speedmaster MKII are yet to be announced.