What is it about Black and Gold?
We know one thing for sure, this Omega Speedmaster Automatic 175 0033, or “Reduced”, is absolutely stunning in this combination. Beautifully counterbalanced by its Stainless-Steel case and Bi-Metal bracelet, it really sings in the sun!
So why does everyone call them “Reduced”? The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch has a 42mm diameter case. The Speedmaster Automatic has the moniker “Speedmaster Reduced” because it has a 38mm wide case. However, the real story is not about the case diameter, it’s the reduction in size to 44mm between the lugs. This makes the Speedmaster Automatic more wearable particularly for a medium or smaller sized wrist.
The whole watch presents very well for an almost 30-year-old timepiece. We estimate its production date to around 1991. The face, hands, case and the fabulous 18k Gold Bezel and pushers show minimal wear. Some of the infilled black ink has disappeared from some of the numbers on the Tachymeter scale, but nothing that diminishes the watch. Everything appears sharp and crisp.
The brushed and polished stainless-steel bracelet, with 18K highlights, is similarly in fine fettle showing minimal stretch or scratching. Even the clasp, with its 18k Gold, embossed and inserted “Happy Feet” Omega logo, is near perfect; desk-dives excepted!
Having been serviced in November 2019, the 1140 (ETA2890-2) movement is working as it should; the watch comes with our 12 Month Warranty on mechanical defects.
It might be surprising to discover, but it has been reported that “Omega Speedmaster Reduced” is one of the most searched for terms on C24, for example. And why not! These are unsung heroes of Omega’s Speedmaster legacy and shouldn’t be ignored.
Being somewhat cheaper than its big brother, with the added advantage of “wear-ability” on its side too, owning one of these is a happy prospect indeed.
Oh, and being “Automatic”, you won’t have to remember to wind it up every day.
What’s not to like!