1957 was a seminal year for Omega. It was the year they introduced three models that would become timeless classics, spawning three model lines that would continue to this day. That was 60 years ago, and at this year’s Baselworld Omega is celebrating this milestone with the release of the 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions of the original Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300 and the Railmaster. ‘Heritage’ models have been growing in numbers and popularity from all the major (and lesser-known) watch companies in recent years, with some hitting the mark and others not so much. Omega has hit a grand slam with the 1957 Trilogy, these three Limited Edition models are absolutely stunning in their execution and faithfulness to their vintage counterparts.
Omega used a unique digital scanning method on original examples of the watches to obtain cross-sections and accurate dimensions in addition to using original drawings to create design templates for the new models. While remaining true to the spirit and design of the originals, the new trio received slight revisions for the 21st century. All three models have solid steel cases in brushed and polished finishes, and are in the 38-39mm range, which is absolutely perfect in my opinion, and is extremely refreshing in today’s market.
They also all feature black ‘tropic’ dials with darker vintage colored lume. The ‘tropic’ style dials are more of a dark brown, giving them that vintage chocolate patina look that collectors covet. They will all come supplied on vintage style stainless steel bracelets that have been updated for strength. Each bracelet will feature a different retro Omega symbol logo on the clasp.
The three models will be limited to 3,557 pieces each, and will come in a box styled after the original 1957 packaging, completing the vintage look and feel. As a nice additional touch, the packaging will include a leather strap as well as a NATO strap and a tool to change them out.