For dads who love fast cars, the OMEGA Speedmaster has always been a perfect front seat passenger. Born for racing in 1957, the original models were not only used to time laps on the track, but also to create a distinct sense of style on the wrist.
In tribute to that motoring heritage, OMEGA is putting its famous chronograph in reverse, with a vintage spin on its Father’s Day choices. Most notably, each Speedmaster model is set on its own leather strap, adding a classic and sophisticated edge to the look. Crafted from the finest material in differing tones of brown, each strap delivers a smooth retro spirit, while working in perfect harmony alongside the Speedmaster’s iconic stainless steel case.
The Speedmaster has travelled a long way since those early days behind the steering wheel. In fact, it’s even been to the moon six times. So, if your dad wants to play it cool with some nostalgic astronaut style, you can pick up the Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” which first orbited the Earth in 1962.
If you want to keep your choice focused on four wheels, then take a close look at the Racing models within the Speedmaster collection. These pieces have borrowed classic features from the past, such as the distinctive racing minute track, which first appeared in 1968, and even carried through OMEGA’s Formula One years in the 1990s.
Finally, if you want to get as vintage as possible, why not journey back to the start of the story, with the Speedmaster ’57 on a golden brown Novonappa leather strap. The design take inspiration from the very first pioneering design, but has been updated with a precise new engine and a modern silvery dial.
When it comes to Father’s Day, there are not many timepieces more appropriate than the Speedmaster. A good-looking watch, with timeless appeal and unrivalled heritage? Any dad will love it.