The 2011 Omega Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum (ref. 4220.127.116.11.64.001) has the usual solid dial swapped for a sapphire one that offers a super view at its skeletonized co-axial movement. It comes in a massive case crafted from 950 platinum. Now that’s what I call inconspicuous consumption!
Featuring a unique 360° transparent interior casing, which is set in a more traditional (and also more rigid) 41 mm stainless steel body, the Omega Hour Vision Blue ref. 418.104.22.168.03.001 draws some much-needed attention to the noble cause of supporting ORBIS International’s combat against preventable blindness. Equipped with the Caliber 8500 co-axial self-winding movement, the special-edition model is officially certified as a chronometer by the Swiss-based COSC committee. The certification not only guarantees that the in-house mechanism will adhere to the strictest timekeeping standards but also ensures that Omega uses only highest-grade parts to assemble the mechanism. The cal. 8500 is, by the way, their “slower” mechanism that beats at just 25,200 vibrations per hour.
For the year of 2011, Omega re-introduces the Ladymatic line from the 1950s. Officially unveiled during the SIHH 2011 event, the new collection features sensual, flowing lines, as well as their high-grade Omega Co-Axial calibre 8520/8521 that was created specifically for the brand’s smaller pieces. Prepare to fall in love with the Ladymatic DeVille (ref. 422.214.171.124.55.001) that will bedazzle you with polished rose gold surfaces, numerous diamonds, and the most beautiful mother-of-pearl dial!
The 2010 Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds is inspired by Omega’s pocket timepieces from the 1930s. Presented at the SIHH 2010, it was issued as a limited edition of just 176 pieces: half of them in white gold and the other half in 18-karat rose gold. Equipped with a Unitas-based pocket watch caliber, the timekeeper boasts an extra-large body almost 50 whopping millimeters in diameter!
In February 2010, Omega has presented the limited-edition DeVille Skeletonized Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum (ref. 5126.96.36.199.99.001) with a “central tourbillon” complication. Delivered in a deliciously compact platinum case, it features an unusual way of displaying time: instead of the usual “physical” hour and minute hands, it has a pair of rotating sapphire disks!
The vintage-styled Omega Number 9 Milestone 1941 is a breath of fresh air in –let’s face it– a long line of elegant but dull and not particularly inspiring products sold under the Omega brand.
The Swiss luxury brand Omega has just revealed a pair of new members of their Constellation Double Eagle collection. Available in titanium and red gold, both chronographs will be sold as Double Eagle Mission Hills Numbered Edition. Yes, they may be not as sober and stern as the De Ville 4-Counters Co-Axial Chronograph collection, but they surely look as stately as ones can possibly get.
The Omega De Ville 4-Counters Co-Axial Chronograph (ref. 4188.8.131.52.06.001), which is set to go on sale sometime before February 14, 2010, will feature an unusual dial layout with four charcoal sub-dials on its dark grey sandblasted face. Although the choice of a model for a St. Valentine’s present looks a bit awkward to yours truly, I can’t say that I wouldn’t love to receive one of these as a gift from my beloved wife (I hope she’s reading this right now).
Being an official time-keeper of the Olympic Games anno 1932, Omega just can’t waste such a good excuse to introduce yet another special edition diving watch. Although I literally hear the creepy sound of raising eyebrows right this moment, I still feel obliged to tell you about this limited edition timekeeper and offer you to meet the new self-winding Seamaster Diver Vancouver 2010!
Has it ever occurred to you that two counters are enough for a normal chronograph, that three is okay and even four is nothing but tolerable (and only look good on certain watches like this Eberhard & Co. Chrono4 BADBOY)? Well, some people at Omega consider five counters just right for the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. Positioned like the famous five Olympic Rings, but apparently not sized as evenly, the counters add a “days of the week” indicator and a 7-day chronograph display to the usual hours, minutes, and small second sub-dials. Meet the Omega Speedmaster Five Counter Olympic Beijing automatic chronograph!