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Omega Spacemaster Z-33

The return of the Pilot’s Watch: the unmistakable Spacemaster Z-33

The Watch Quote™ - March 14th, 2012



Omega is proud to introduce the Spacemaster Z-33. Inspired by the iconic “Lin” case shape and equipped with a brand new multifunction quartz movement, calibre 5666 has been designed with modern pilots in mind and artfully combines its ancestor’s legendary design with Omega’s industry-defining innovation.

The Spacemaster Z-33’s case shape cannot be mistaken for that of any other timepiece and in the tradition of Omega’s great pilots’ watches, it separates its day-to-day timekeeping from its professional functions ergonomically, using state-of-the-art technology.




Designed for pilots

Floating above the digital dial is a set of analogue timekeeping hands that are adjusted by the crown at 3 o’clock. Surrounding the watch are four pushers that, along with the crown, allow full control over the array of digital features. For keeping track of the time these include date, UTC and two time zones (in 12 or 24 hour display), an alarm and a perpetual calendar. Elapsed time is measured with a chronograph function and a countdown timer. Alongside these features are self-programmable professional pilot functions to log up to ten flights and visualise those logs with date-hour indications.




High-technology case, dial and hands

Continuing the high technology feel of the watch, the modern-sized case is manufactured from grade 5 titanium, and features brushed, polished and sandblasted highlights, reminiscent of Omega’s pilot case design. The caseback features the polished Omega Seahorse, the Ω symbol, the word “Speedmaster” and the watch’s serial number. The back is fixed in place with four screws and its “double wall” construction acts as a resonance chamber, thus amplifying the sound of the alarm. The Spacemaster Z-33 is fitted with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides to provide a clear view of the display regardless of the conditions. The watch is water resistant to 3 bar / 30 metres / 100 feet.

The Spacemaster Z-33 has a non-reflective matt black dial with white Omega name and logo and featuring the words “Spacemaster” and “Z-33” in white. The white indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova, as are the skeletonised hour and minute hands. The elements coated with Super-LumiNova emit a green glow in low light conditions.

The dial features two large display panels for the digital functions. These screens have black backgrounds with red digital segments and use transreflective LCD technology to provide easy reading in all light conditions.

The new design incorporates skeletonised hands to help the wearer view the digital displays below them. By simply depressing the pusher at the 8 o’clock position, the hands are disengaged to either 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock, allowing the wearer an unobstructed view of the digital information.



On your wrist in the cockpit

The Spacemaster Z-33 is supplied with a black rubber strap with the inscriptions “Omega” and "Speedmaster" in red. It is also available on a brown “Soft Touch” leather strap. The black rubber strap features a model-specific Titanium folding clasp (grade 5 for all the visible parts and grade 2 for the moving parts). The brown “Soft Touch” leather strap is secured to the wrist by a standard grade 5 titanium folding clasp (again with grade 2 titanium used for the moving parts of the clasp). Both clasps bear the Omega logo.

The luminosity of the digital displays is automatically regulated by their transreflective technology, which takes into account ambient light, allowing the digital data to be read as easily on night flights as in direct sunlight. This technology also helps conserve battery power. In dark conditions the Super-LumiNova provides a green glow for the analogue time measurement hands allowing them to be distinct enough not to interfere with the digital information.

A very special and highly useful additional detail that underlines the Spacemaster’s professional heritage & distinction is the fact that its digital display can be read under all conditions, even for wearers with polarized glasses.

The watch is delivered in a special presentation box which includes a detailed manual.


Respecting the past, defining the future

The Omega Spacemaster Z-33 carries on the traditions of robust reliability and innovation that have always defined Omega’s watches. Coupled with specific functions desired by professional pilots, Omega’s new thermo-compensated quartz calibre 5666 is particularly dedicated to them, providing them with the combination great accuracy and functionality they need in the cockpit.

With the launch of the Spacemaster Z-33, Omega has re-introduced a professional pilots’ watch, combining the legendary look of the past with cutting-edge watchmaking features.

It is sure to be one of the most welcomed and talked-about releases of 2012.

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Omega Spacemaster Z-33

Ref.: 325.92.43.79.01.001


Movement / Display:Omega calibre 5666
Quartz multifunctional chronograph
Jewels:9
Battery life:24 months (EOL)
Battery type:CR2450N
Thermo-compensated integrated circuit
Functions and display, with possibility of back-light:
General:Hour-Minute-Seconds, analogue and digital display
Choice between 12- and 24-hour digital display
UTC (Universal time)
Time 1 and 2 (time zones)
Alarm
Chronograph
Count-down
Perpetual calendar (Day-Date-N° of the day of the year-Week-Month-Year)
Professional
pilot functions
:Time-logging of flight / block time (at 2 or 4 points), according to either UT C or Time 1, up to 10 flights
Visualisation of the logged times with date-hour indications
Special features:Transflective LCD on black ground with red segments
LED backlight: luminosity adapted automatically to ambient luminosity
Possibility to disengage the hands to facilitate digital reading
Material
Case:grade 5 titanium
Bracelet:rubber or leather
Clasp: grade 2 & 5 titanium
Case
Dimension: 43.00 x 53.00 mm
Height:19.85 mm
Water resistant up to:3 bar / 30 m / 100 ft
Brushed-polished case
Brushed crown-pushers, engraved Ω on crown
Flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Double back system for alarm function;
outer back fixed with 4 screws and stamped with polished Seahorse – Speedmaster
Dial :Black dial with white transferred markings, 2 openings for digital reading;
white Super-LumiNova with green emission
“Spacemaster” and “Z-33” on dial
Hands:Skeletonised black-and-white hour-minute hands;
white Super-LumiNova with green emission;
black-and-red seconds-hand
Bracelet:Black rubber strap with OME GA - Speedmaster inscriptions in red rubber or brown leather strap with beige stitches;
brushed-polished fold-over clasp, cover and opening pushers in grade 5 titanium, inner folding clasp in grade 2;
Logo Omega engraved on clasp cover
Fitting:21mm on case, 20mm on clasp
Specifications:Special presentation box with specific operation manual for caliber 5666
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