Forstner's Take on the 1450 Bracelet
The vintage Omega 1450 Bracelet has been famously lauded as "one of the best Speedmaster bracelets that has been produced," and is now routinely dubbed the "holy grail" of Omega bracelets. It is substantial, extremely comfortable, and well-engineered. With differently-sized rounded links extending all the way to the end piece (which itself is so rounded it doesn't extend flush to the lugs), it has an unmistakably distinctive look.
Forstner has faithfully recreated the 1450 bracelet (including true-to-original rounded solid H-shaped end pieces), with some extra features for convenience and comfort. The bracelet is also now fitted with Forstner's push-button milled clasp!
The President (1450) bracelet is constructed of solid 316L stainless steel, and links taper from 20mm or 19mm at the end piece (depending on the size selected) to 16mm at the clasp. To ensure optimal comfort throughout the day without need for adjustment, Forstner has included two "stretchy" links behind the clasp.
NOTE: push-button clasp is not fitted to the 19mm FOIS version.
- 19mm end links fit the First Omega in Space ("FOIS") case (including the CK2998 limited editions and Hodinkee 10th Anniversary limited edition). The 19mm end links have been reported to fit the Speedmaster 60th anniversary Trilogy edition, though not as precisely as the cases mentioned above. NOTE: push button clasp is not fitted to the FOIS version.
- The "Cal. 1861 and Former" version fits the Omega Speedmaster Professional case until the introduction of the 2021 caliber 3861 version. The "Cal. 3861 - Current" version fit the new 3861-caliber Speedmaster, the blue Snoopy, and the 50th anniversary Apollo 11 edition.
The 20mm version of the bracelet tapers from 20mm at the widest link to 16mm at the clasp, whereas the 19mm version tapers from 19mm at the widest link to 16mm at the clasp. Length is adjustable (via single screw system and micro-adjustment in clasp) from 120mm to 180mm (fits wrists ranging from approximately 6 to 8 inches). Screwdriver included for sizing.
Fully brushed finish throughout.
Spring bars, screwdriver, one pair of end links.