This year, Omega decided to take the 2998 and create a limited-edition tribute to it. Not a replica or a re-issue, as the dial is blue and there is luminous material in the bezel markings, but the key features are there. In much the same way that a skilful caricature can appear truer than a portrait, Omega has kept the ‘Alpha’ hands and guard-free crown and opted for the ‘Lollipop’ seconds as the more distinctive of the two original possibilities. The result works well, being modern and relevant, with a hint of vintage about it. With an original 2998 almost impossible to acquire, and the tribute a limited edition, this should be a good buy for the future.