Today is, of course, #SpeedyTuesday. So what better time to talk about the Omega Speedmaster 38 in Sedna Gold? Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just another downsized version of a men’s watch. It really isn’t. The Speedmaster 38, which is clearly has a fondness for the now-defunct Speedmaster Reduce, has been designed specifically for its female customer base. As such, its no-holds-barred approach to feminine design results in something quite distinct from its more male counterpart.

In 2017, Omega introduced the Speedmaster 38 designed especially for women. Last year, the Swiss brand released the same model in full yellow gold and full Sedna Gold. Prior to those stellar releases, the model had enjoyed quite a lot of popularity among both sexes. This probably has something to do with the familiar shapes and silhouettes at play.

…finer typography and serene spacing of the dial elements…

The Speedmaster 38 line is a combination of classic Moonwatch design and De Ville chronograph dial tropes. The ladies’ Speedmaster 38 incorporates horizontally-orientated oval sub-dials and an oval date window. The softer colors of the dial, bezel insert, and leather straps, coupled with the finer typography and serene spacing of the dial elements, make this an overall less aggressive proposition than the standard modern-day Speedmasters.

Omega Speedmaster 38

The Sedna Gold Statement

I must confess, I’ve owned the Speedmaster 38 for quite a while. The version I wear (at least) every Tuesday has the sun-brushed grey dial and comes on a bracelet. As you can imagine, I requested this special Speedmaster 38 in Sedna Gold for a review to add a little sparkle to my life. However, I also wanted to find out if such a statement piece would suit my personality. In this regard, this model did not disappoint me.

Omega Speedmaster 38

Versatility to the max

Even though the lockdown plays a strong role in our lives, enjoying this timepiece during my virtual GTGs or in the office was a pleasure. The Sedna gold case is adorned with a diamond-studded bezel, which brings enough sparkle to any ensemble to make even a basic t-shirt look fancy. The laid-back tones of the watch mean it can be worn alongside casual wear without concern. While I loved the so-called “cappuccino” dial (with brown sub-dials), this more minimalistic effort is almost therapeutic to read. It also adds an extra touch of refinement to the visage, which is underpinned by the Haute Joallerie elements such as the diamond bezel and Sedna gold case that make this watch so versatile.

Omega Speedmaster 38

That silvered dial is delicate yet sophisticated. It harmonizes expertly with the tone of Sedna gold and the stunning dual bezel design. However, I wish that both the full gold versions and the two-tone models came on bracelets. Notably, in my view, watches with stunning bracelets (like my steel Speedmaster 38) are like utilitarian jewelry that never goes out of style.

Omega Speedmaster 38 Sedna 324.

The Co-Axial Calibre 3330

The Omega Speedmaster 38 in Sedna Gold not only brings life to any outfit, inside this watch we can find the self-winding triple-register chronograph movement. Caliber 3330 features the Co-Axial escapement and the Si14 silicon balance spring for improved accuracy and run time, which comes in at 52 hours.

Omega Speedmaster 38

The Perfect Ladies Watch

Many people say the Speedmaster 38 is the successor of Speedmaster Reduced but it is not. Indeed, the black Speedmaster 38 resembles the Moonwatch more than other models from the 38mm canon, but it is a distinct model in its own right. The bezel is completely different. The whole concept of the 38 seems more feminine. Let’s not ignore the smaller, svelter case, often fitted to a petite bracelet for a more delicate look overall. But most importantly, the Speedmaster 38 doesn’t refer to the Moonwatch’s rich history. For me, it is the future of women’s watches. It has everything. Excellent design, a top-drawer movement, and a character that stands on its own two feet. And that’s the main reason why I love this line. The retail price for the Sedna Gold Speedmaster 38 is €19.700. Explore all models available on the Omega website.