|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland, Swiss made|
||Speedmaster Super Racing 318.104.22.168.01.003|
Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:
What is the Spirate System?
Spirate System is a new technology that makes it possible for Omega calibers equipped with the system to be more finely regulated for accuracy. The system includes a new balance spring (hairspring aka spiral) design, balance wheel, balance bridge, and ultra-fine tuning device.
Calibers with the Spirate System:
The first and currently only caliber to feature the Spirate System is the Omega caliber 9920 found in the Speedmaster Super Racing chronograph watch.
When was the Spirate System released?
The Spirate System was announced on January 26, 2023 with the launch of the aforementioned Speedy Super Racing model.
Spirate System Benefits:
Because of this new spring design, the movement can achieve ultra-fine regulating via the graduated tuner device attached to the balance bridge. This fine tuning allows watchmakers to regulate the timing of a Spirate System watch to 0/+2 seconds per day – a 3 seconds improvement over Omega’s non-Spirate caliber 9900 which already performs within the average rate of 0/+5 sec/day.
Key marketing terms and phrases:
Some of the buzzwords used by Omega to describe the Spirate System are: fine-tuned, precision, revolutionary, new, patent-pending, ultra-fine, one-of-a-kind, certified precision, literally reinvent the wheel, stability, reliability, chronometrically superior, in-house movements, innovative, solution, totally new, eccentric adjustment mechanism, new approach, high precision articulated structure, superb example. Source: Omega 2023, Tiny Device Massive Change, https://press.omegawatches.com/tiny-device-massive-change/