The Speedmaster Date chronograph with caliber 1152 (or ETA/Valjoux 7750) is a Speedmaster measuring just 39mm - a crowd pleasing size. It is however not a Reduced model, the watch is in between the larger and the smaller models and was produced only for the Japanese market in 2004 with a limited run, so they are both uncommon and collectable (possibly as part of the Olympic series Omegas).
Caliber 1152 inside is designed and constructed to be pure chronograph, and is therefore a fully dedicated movement, whereas a caliber like the 3220 consists of a time-only movement with an add-on movement for the chronograph functions - the Dubois-Dépraz 2020 chronograph module.
The colorful Reduced models are usually released in the Asian market – and so is this one. What happens if you add on a white dial bold Parisian Arabic numerals, blued and a healthy dose of red? You get a Olympic model model that’s as polarizing as it is rare, without any concessions made to the movement.
In fact this watch is a limited production model Speedmaster that is the total opposite of the moonwatch but with the ultimate workhorse movement as its crowning glory. Let's not forget, as the first watchmaker appointed as Official Olympic Timekeeper, Omega has a strong history with the historic competition. Since the 1932 Los Angeles games, the Omega logo has been a prominent fixture of the Olympics, almost as famous as the five rings themselves. The Omega Olympic Timeless watches, released in 2004, featured four unique and novel special edition timepieces that each commemorated a different Olympic year. This Speedmaster from the collection pays homage to the Los Angeles games specifically, sporting the vintage Omega logo from 1932 and featuring the iconic rings themselves engraved on the caseback, protecting the mechanical calibre 1152 within.