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The new Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope to Mark 100 Days to Paris 2024

Steel or Moonshine gold (a first for the Chronoscope...) and still with the cool vintage-looking dial.

| By Brice Goulard | 3 min read |

Released in 2021, the Chronoscope was a surprising take on the classic Speedmaster, combining a large case, a two-counter dial (usually found in larger versions and racing-oriented models) with a vintage-inspired dial bearing no fewer than three snailed-shaped tracks. Untouched since its presentation, which included steel and bronze-gold versions, the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope collection now expands to celebrate the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics – Omega being, once again, the official timekeeper of the event. And we now have appealing new models with charm and luxury, including references in Moonshine gold.

What we’re looking at today are new variations around an existing collection, in order to celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games of Paris 2024, which are set to begin in just 100 days. In short, these new Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope models are identical to the classic versions we have reviewed here, only bringing new colours and materials. But as we’ve told on multiple occasions, small changes can make a great difference.

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First of all, with these Chronoscope Paris 2024, it’s the first time solid gold is used in the collection. There was a higher-end model with a bronze-gold alloy for its case, but not a full gold version yet (bracelet included). It’s now solved with the use of the brand’s proprietary yellow gold alloy, Moonshine gold. Whether steel or gold, these new Speedmaster Chronoscope have the same 43mm case, with a 13mm thickness and a fairly reasonable length of 48.6mm (which is decent considering the diameter). The case has the classic asymetrical look of the Speedy, with a box sapphire crystal on top, and for this special edition, a solid steel or gold caseback engraved in relief with the logo of Paris 2024.

One difference between the steel and the gold version is the bezel. The tachymeter insert is anodized aluminium on the steel version and black ceramic on the Moonshine edition. Omega leaves the choice between a 21mm metallic bracelet with a classic Speedmaster design and a folding clasp with micro-adjustment, or a leather strap with pin buckle.

The dial is identical for both versions and is a striking one. The silvery white opaline dial bow has blackened subdials and multiple touches of Moonshine gold on the Arabic numerals (solid gold), leaf-shaped hands and sub-counters hand (coated). besides being a two-counter version with hours and minutes at 3 o’clock, the Speedmaster Chronoscope comes with a surprising series of scales inspired by 1940s “snail” designs, which include a tachymeter scale, a pulsometer scale, and a telemeter scale, bringing a wide range of measurements to the wrist. A lovely, charming version that seems to be one of the most appealing models to date…

Under the hood is the calibre 9908/9909, a hand-wound movement (also used with a date in the Speedmaster 57). Even if under a closed back, it is characterized by its 3/4 plate and a column-wheel and vertical clutch architecture. The double-barrel layout offers a comfortable power reserve of 60 hours, while the 4Hz frequency participates in the accuracy – this movement is equipped with a co-axial escapement, anti-magnetic parts and is Master Chronometer certified.

Soon to be available from the brand and retailers, the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 models are not limited. Prices range from EUR 10,400 for the steel model on leather up to EUR 56,600 for the gold-on-gold version. For more details, please visit

6 responses

  1. “ Under the hood is the calibre 9908/9909, a hand-wound movement (also used with a date in the Speedmaster 57)”, nonsense. The Speedmaster’57 uses the Cal.9906, a derivative of the Cal.9900, as are the Cal.9908/09, but using a date complication. To suggest that the Speedmaster Chronoscope uses the same movement is erroneous.

  2. @SPQR – the 9908 of the Chronoscope and the 9906 of the Speed-57 are the exact same movements with only difference being the date mechanism. Both use the base of the 9900. And, to quote myself “also used with a date in the Speedmaster 57″

  3. I really love the Chronoscope. To be honest if I didn’t have a Speedy Moonwatch, I’d probably get one. With this new variant I love the opaline dial on the steal version, but would love to have seen a gold or champagne version on the gold variant

  4. Re: Cal.9908/09, the syntax of the following part of the sentence.: “also used with a date in the Speedmaster 57″, implies that the Speedmaster’57 also uses the Cal.9908/09 but that the Cal.9908/09 has a date complication in that application. This is not correct. The Speedmaster’57 uses the Cal.9906, a specifically different designation of the particular derivative if the Cal.9900. It would be better grammatically and technically to say: “Under the hood is the calibre 9908/9909, a hand-wound movement (A VARIATION OF WHICH, THE CAL.9906, with a date IS USED in the Speedmaster 57)”.

  5. Dear SPQR, as we say in French, “vous enculez les mouches” 😉

  6. Dear Lavrugix, it might be nitpicking but that tends to be a feature of watch collecting as collectors like the details and it is incorrect to say the Speedmaster ‘57 uses the same movement especially as Omega uses two different designations for the different movements. It would not be correct to say that the Speedmaster Racing uses the Cal.9900, which is also used in the Moonphase albeit with an added moonphase complication as the Speedmaster Moonphase uses the Cal.9904. The dimensions and number of components in the movements are actually different. If you disagree you may as well say all Rolex watches use the same movement as each other but some have dates, some have day-dates etc. Your point is therefore nugatory.

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