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Omega Speedmaster Professional 861

Caractéristiques

  • 42mm in diameter and 14,3mm thick steel case, 20mm lug ends.
  • Crystal Hesalite.
  • Black dial, hour markers and luminous hands  (not the counters).
  • Manual calibre 861 base Lemania 1873.
  • 21600 bph for 50 h of PwR.
  • 27mm x 6,87mm movement and 17 rubies.
  • Chronograph with 60-sec, 30-min and 12-hour counter.
  • Start by cam.

Les plus

  • Size of the 42X14.3mm case, fits confortably and has a good presence on the wrist.
  • Black dial and very neural and classical white hands: ordinary with a good contrast for the reading.
  • Well-worked lugs with brushed and polished finishings.
  • Easy handle crown.
  • Regular 20mm bracelets : the watch fits with almost all kinds of bracelets.
  • Crystal Hesalite is more tolerant of impacts than sapphire.
  • Tested movement that had proved succesful, very robust general construction.
  • Legendary space exploration watch : very well-highlighted at the back of the case.

Les moins

  • Some may say it looks a bit too sobre.
  • Crystal Hesalite is less tolerant of scratches than sapphire crystal.
  • Rising price, less affordable than it used to be.
  • The counters are not visible in the dark.
  • Slight jump of the second hand due to the 21600 bph : not as supple as a movement with 28800 bph.
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