OMEGA De Ville Co-Axial Escapement Limited Edition
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Launched in 1999, the Omega Co-Axial calibre 2500 was introduced to the world initially, in three limited edition individually-numbered models of which 1,000 were in red gold, a further 1,000 in yellow gold and 100 in platinum. The world’s first movement to feature a Co-Axial escapement has been heralded as one of the century’s major inventions in mechanical watches. With its’ design inspired by the Central Tourbillion watch, the merit of this high precision chronometer is the long-term stability of its regulating system. Notable features of this watch include the circular-grained Geneva waves, twelve-sided dial with a 0.5mm raised central zone, domed applied Roman numerals at quarter hours, fitted faceted hour markers with integral Superlite dots and luminous skeleton leaf-shaped hands. The screw-on back is engraved with the De Ville medallion, the legend bearing the words “ Co-Axial Escapement ” and the limited edition numbering. The edged alligator strap comes with matching deployment clasp.
A stalwart for years, in 2007 the 1120 calibre Omega Seamaster Professional bows out in favour of its' younger Co-Axial siblings.
This is the America's Cup Limited Edition of 2000 produced in a numbered series. The 1120 movement is enhanced with circular graining and decorated with Geneva Waves and a rhodium-plated finish. Officially-certified to chronometer standards, the case in company with other SMPs is water-resistant to 300meters and fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel featuring an 18k white gold ring with raised hour markers. Individually-numbered on the caseback with the legend Limited Edition engraved on the right hand lug, the America's Cup logo is featured against the familiar black wave pattern on the dial, the luminescent sword hands and large hour markers which made its' sister model, the 2254.50, such a popular companion to many divers worldwide. It was issued either with a stainless steel bracelet with a safety clasp or an integrated rubber strap with deployment clasp.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER BROAD ARROW WITH SKELETON MOVEMENT
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Part of a limited series of just twenty-one pieces and presented on a hand-sewn alligator strap, this Speedmaster Broad Arrow has been given an intricately-skeletonised Omega Calibre 3221 self-winding chronometer movement possessing circular graining with decorative Geneva Waves and rhodium-plated surfaces. The accent on luxury is enhanced by gold-plated engravings and a platinum rotor with 18 carat gold medallion. The cut-away dial reveals the skeletonised movement housed in an exclusive platinum case with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the inside of which has an anti-reflective treatment. The screw-in transparent case back is engraved with the limited number and is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Introduced in June 2003 at the end of a specially-commisioned excursion on board the Orient Express from Vienna to Prague, the Omega Railmaster model 2802.52.37 as seen here has a 41mm case with a screw-in sapphire crystal caseback and screw-in crown guaranteeing water resistance to a depth of 150m. The matt black dial with its' triangular hour markers has arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, all of which are in Super Luminova. The facetted Dauphine hour and minute hands additionally have wide luminuous inserts. A simple polished steel bezel holding in place a domed, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal maintains the striking appearance of the watch. The strap made of hand-sewn brown leather with its' deployment clasp and twin pushbuttons further accentuates the timeless elegance of the Railmaster, all models of which are exclusively powered by the Omega calibre 2403 Co-Axial Escapement movement which provides a power reserve of 44 hours. The Railmaster is available in 38mm and 41mm case sizes.
The Constellation Chronometer reference 1202.30 represents the range of the 96 Constellation, the gold and stainless steel case and bracelet of which bear rounder lines and a softer shape to previous models. Manufactured in 18-carat gold and steel, the slightly-curved bezel is extended at the middle of the case, thus accentuating the profile of the watch. The Constellation houses the self-winding chronometer-certified OMEGA calibre 1120 movement with rhodium-plated finish and which renders a power reserve of 44 hours. It's silver dial is enhanced by the applied metal OMEGA logo, applied hour markers, gold Dauphine hands bearing luminous inserts, a date window at 3 o'clock and the symbolic Constellation star. The lightly-domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an inner anti-reflective treatment lends volume and substance to the watch of which all gold and steel versions are available.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER RACING MICHAEL SCHUMACHER WORLD CHAMPION 2000 EDITION
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The OMEGA Speedmaster model reference 3518.50.00 was issued in a limited edition of 6,000 pieces to commemorate Michael Schumacher’s first world driver’s championship for Ferrari in the year 2000. 4,000 units had a black dial while the remaining 2,000, reference 3517.50.00 came with a white dial. Based on the Speedmaster “ Reduced ” model and powered by a self-winding OMEGA calibre 3220 movement with rhodium-plated finish, it offered a power reserve of 40 hours. The carbon dial featured red and orange chequered flag markings around the edge and the word “Racing” above the hour sub dial at 6 o’clock. Its’ caseback is engraved with the 7-time world champion’s name and signature in company with the edition number and legend bearing the title “ World Champion 2000 ”.
This unique diver chronograph was developed jointly with the crew who were double winners of the America’s Cup, Team New Zealand. The chronometer-certified self-winding OMEGA calibre 3602 movement offering a power reserve of 40 hours is housed in a large case measuring 44m in diameter and available in either stainless steel or titanium. It has a screw-in case back and is secure to a depth of 300m. The unidirectional turning bezel has a ring of steel, brushed on the titanium model and black on the steel version. For instant and perfect visibility in conditions of low light, the black dial has large applied luminous hour markers, quarter second graduations, skeleton hour and minute hands with Super Luminova inserts. The central chronograph seconds hand is red with a luminous point. The hands of the chronograph totalisers are red with hour and minute subdials located at the six and nine o’clock positions respectively. Of special interest is the regatta start timer which comprises of a semicircle of five dots which change colour at five minute intervals to indicate the time elapsed between the warning signals and the start of the regatta. The OMEGA Seamaster America’s Cup Racing Chronograph is available in three models, titanium case and bracelet and titanium or steel case and rubber strap.
Created in honour of it’s association with Emirates Team New Zealand and to commemorate it’s role as the team’s official watch, OMEGA presents the Seamaster NZL-32 chronograph which is named after the boat affectionately called “Black Magic” which won The America’s Cup in 1995.
A high-precision instrument designed to facilitate regatta timing, it is a tour de force of elegance and functionality, capable of timing performance to one-eighth of a second.
Particular attention has been pad to the key needs of a boat’s skipper in the event of regatta timing with the “start of the regatta” function clearly indicating the ten minutes which precede the starting signal by means of a special five-dot indicator. The dots gradually fill with a different colour, first blue, then red, as each successive five-minute period elapses. The accuracy of a regatta timer cannot be overestimated as a boat has to arrive at the starting line on time. Arrive too early and it will be penalised thus negating months and years of hard work and preparation.
The 42.2mm silver and black dial has applied, facetted hour markers, with luminous dot. A recessed black counter with a silver surround at 3 o’clock gives a clear overview of the total minutes that have elapsed, with blue and red markings to indicate the two five-minute periods leading up to the starting signal. The smaller hour counter is situated at 12 o’clock while a discreet small seconds counter is at 9 o’clock. The skeleton hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, and the hands of the chronograph counters are red. The polished and brushed stainless steel case of the NZL-32 has the distinctive shape and characteristic horns of the Seamaster line. The push buttons are on the left at 8 and 10 o’clock, giving the chronograph a balanced, harmonious appearance.
A seahorse, which is the symbol of the Seamaster collection, is stamped on the case back. The case has a screw-in back and crown, ensuring water resistance to a depth of 150 metres / 500 feet. It houses the chronometer-certified OMEGA calibre 3602 self-winding movement with rhodium-plating and offers a power reserve of 44 hours.
The NZL-32 chronograph is available with either a brushed stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap with white stitching and a fold-over clasp.
The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 2802.80.37 features a 42.2mm stainless steel case which houses the revolutionary OMEGA calibre 2500 movement with Co-Axial escapement which, used in conjunction with the OMEGA free-sprung balance without index maintains isochronism over longer periods. Chronometer-certified and offering a power reserve of 44 hours, the movement may be observed through a screw-in transparent sapphire crystal caseback. which is guaranteed to be water-resistant to a depth of 150 metres. The sun-brushed blue dial has applied faceted hour markers, the applied OMEGA symbol and name, facetted Dauphine hands with arrowhead minute hand and Super Luminova inserts. A date window is featured at 3 o'clock. The dial is set off elegantly by the polished stainless steel bezel that comes on this model with a hand-sewn alligator strap and steel foldover clasp. The OMEGA Aqua Terra collection has models in finished in gold and steel and varying case diameters from 28mm to 42.2mm.
The OMEGA De Ville Power Reserve model reference 4632.31.31 has an 18-carat yellow gold case housing its' revolutionary, self-winding, chronometer-certified OMEGA calibre 2627 movement with Co-Axial Escapement. The movement features a circular-grained finish with Geneva waves, polished bevelled bridges, rhodium-plated surfaces and gilt engravings. Water-resistance of the watch is guaranteed to a depth of 100m and its' power reserve is rated at 44 hours. The cambered dial features facetted hour markers with Super Luminova dots, the applied OMEGA symbol in gold, a date window at three o'clock, Alpha-style hour and minute hands with luminous inserts, a power reserve indicator and a small seconds counter at 6 and 9 o'clock respectively, all of which, are visible through the domed, scratch-resistance sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective treatment. Models are also available in red gold and stainless steel with an option of a strikingly-artistic bracelet reminiscent of successful OMEGA models of the fifties or an alligator leather strap with foldover clasp.
OMEGA SEAMASTER AMERICA’S CUP CHRONOGRAPH WITH RED GOLD BEZEL
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The OMEGA America’s Cup Chronograph with 18-Carat Red Gold Bezel is encased in titanium. Its’ instantly distinguishing feature is the red gold bezel with raised markers in addition to which, highlighted on the black dial are the red gold OMEGA symbol and legend, luminous hour markers with red gold surrounds, hour, minute and central chronograph seconds hands, all in red gold as are the pinions on the subdials, chronograph pushers and the screw-in crown which is reinforced by an O-ring gasket and decompression ring, guaranteeing water resistance to 300m/1000ft.
Exclusive to this watch is the chronometer-certified OMEGA calibre 3303 self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement with stop-seconds function and free-sprung balance delivering a power reserve of 55 hours.
Introduced at Baselworld in 2006, the Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronograph is the second-generation in the successful Planet Ocean series and was intended as the most resistant chronograph in the OMEGA collection coupled with being a high-performance diving instrument.
Exclusive to the watch is the self-winding, COSC-certified OMEGA calibre 3313 movement with Co-Axial escapement and column wheel chronograph mechanism and offers a 55 hour power reserve. It’s 45.5mm case of brushed and polished stainless steel has its’ chronograph buttons decorated with either black or orange aluminium rings and is depth-rated to 600m/2000ft. Visible through the domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glasss with anti-reflective coating is a black dial with highlighted white or orange Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock and a date window at 4.30. It’s applied indexes, along with the facetted arrowhead hour and minute hands are coated with Super Luminova.
The Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronograph is available with either a brushed stainless steel bracelet with safety clasp or a rubber strap with stainless steel foldover clasp.
The OMEGA Seamaster 1948 London Olympics Chronograph, while taking its' origins from the design of the 300m diver chronograph recalls key elements from the famous OMEGA chronographs used for timing the Olympic Games, such as the white Arabic numerals and the old symbol and name in red.
It therefore retains the Seamaster chronograph’s characteristic black dial and unidirectional rotating stainless-steel bezel with black aluminium ring engraved with minute markings. The buttons of the chronograph which is depth-rated to 300m are capable of functioning under water.
The sporty look of this chronograph is enhanced by the very individual rubber strap with new buckle and the distinctive Olympic Rings engraved on the case back of the watch. It uses the exclusive OMEGA calibre 3303 self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement, which is an officially certified COSC chronometer offering a 55-hour power reserve, stop-seconds function and uses the Omega free sprung-balance to offer better regulating stability.
The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph model ref 2812.50.37 has a stainless steel case measuring 42.2mm which houses the chronometer-certified self-winding OMEGA calibre 3301 movement. It delivers a power reserve of 55 hours. The column-wheel mechanism ensures precision operation of the chronograph functions and the free-sprung balance without index guarantees optimum stability in timekeeping.
Beneath the sapphire crystal with its’ anti-reflective coating is the polished black laquer dial which contrasts finely with the facetted triangular hour markers and Dauphine hands, all of which are rhodium-plated and bearing SuperLuminova inserts on the hands and luminous dots towards the edge of the dial. Located in the 6 o’clock poition is a date window.
With a polished stainless-steel bezel, screw-in crown and caseback, water resistance is rated at 150m/500ft. [/color]
The Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Moonphase 3575.20.00 is a harmonious fusion of aesthetic design and precision in mechanical watchmaking. Housed within its’ stainless steel case, scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal with anti-reflective coating and 18-carat white gold bezel is an elegantly-finished cream dial which bears an embossed moon symbol on a sparkling blue disk at 12 o’clock. Blued hour markers with luminescent dots provide an ideal match to the arrowhead hour hand and Dauphine minute hand, both of which are in blued steel and have SuperLuminova inserts. Blued hands adorn the display of hours and minute totalisers and continuous small seconds.
The watch is powered by the OMEGA chronograph calibre 1866 which is rhodium-plated with moon phase display and date hand and offers a 48-hour power reserve. With a screw-in case back water resistance is rated to a depth of 30m/100ft.