By Jovan Krstevski
The re-introduction of the Speedmaster Mark II earlier this year was welcomed by many watch geeks, especially the Omega enthusiasts. Omega is now presenting a new version, the Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016”, dedicated to the Rio 2016 Olympic Game. The 27th Olympic Games marks the first time a South American city to hosts the event. The three sub-dials of the new model are decorated by rings in bronze, silver and gold which easily recall the medals awarded to the Olympic champions. Bronze is used for the 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, silver for the small seconds at 9 o’clock and, finally, yellow gold for the 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock. Inspired by the 1969 model of the original Omega Speedmaster Mark II, the polished and brushed stainless steel case is barrel-shaped with polished crown and pushers and offers water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet. Its dimensions remains the same as the model that was announced back in January this year. (42.4 mm x 46.2 mm)
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches! Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here.
P.S: He is also a huge fan of The Man of Steel/Superman.