Speedmaster Mark II

When it was released back in 1969, it had already put its mark on time. Today, let’s hope that its reissue will do the same. Why? Because the Speedmaster Mark II is a success in every way. Firstly its style, with its polished and brushed tonneau-shaped case that reminds us of the codes applied over forty years ago, yet features a state-of-the-art tone and finishing details. The version with orange indexes and hands on an anthracite grey dial stands out from the pack. The transparent tachymetric scale on the flange is also worth mentioning as it is “illuminated” from beneath by a ring filled with a luminescent substance. The position of the counters is classical: 30-minutes at 3 o’clock, 12-hours at 6 o’clock and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. As for the engine, the manual calibre 861 of the day has passed the ball to one of the cutting-edge jewels of the brand: the automatic co-axial 3330 movement, comprising a chronograph mechanism with a silicon balance-spring and column-wheel. Price: 5’600 CHF