Omega On My Mind ~ 2013 Basel Novelties, An Exhibition in August and the Omega Dark Side of the Moon
first off, my thanks to the fine marketing folks in Omega Singapore for getting these watches to me for this review of some of the 2013 novelties but before getting to that, I would like to inform readers about an Omega Co-Axial exhibition coming to Paragon from Aug 23 to Sep 1 (1030am-8pm) so mark your calendars. Some press release info:
The nine-day exhibition will celebrate the innovative technology found within each of OMEGA’s exquisite mechanical timepieces and give members of the public an opportunity to witness the level of precision involved in creating each component. Invented by the late master watchmaker, Dr. George Daniels, in the 1970s and industrialized by OMEGA’s engineers and technicians in the 1990s, the Co-Axial escapement was a vast improvement on the Swiss lever escapement and addressed the problems of lubrication that had perplexed watchmakers for centuries.
It was the first practical new watch escapement in some 250 years – featuring an intermediary wheel, a double coaxial wheel, an escapement wheel and its components- and signaled a revolution in mechanical watchmaking. OMEGA enthusiasts along with watch connoisseurs will be able to enjoy an informational guided audio tour through the evolution of the escapement from its revolutionizing debut in 1990s, to its integration into present-day OMEGA Co-Axial calibers.
omega symbol on the crown as with most models
engraved on the polished ceramic caseback in matt chromium nitride, above the bevelled scratch-resistant sapphire crystal...
Zr02 for zirconium oxide can be seen on the middle of the dial so folks know that it's ceramic... and looking at the chrono counter it's running at 1hr 29mins and 45.5seconds ;)
Silicon also has a very low fatigue influence and ages slowly. The outstanding reliability delivered by the combination of Co-Axial technology and the silicon balance spring is such that OMEGA delivers its Co-Axial watches equipped with silicon balance springs with a full four-year warranty.