His­tory Is Re­born

The “First Omega Wrist-chrono­graph Limited Edi­tion”

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For Omega's lat­est cre­ation, the brand has rein­tro­duced a piece of tech­nol­ogy from its past. The “First Omega Wrist-chrono­graph Limited Edi­tion” - an am­bi­tious new col­lec­tion com­pris­ing of just 18 watches – with each one hous­ing an orig­i­nal 18''' CHRO cal­i­bre from 1913. Through a spe­cial and ded­i­cated process, the prized cal­i­bres have been del­i­cately re­fur­bished by the ex­perts at Omega‘s Ate­lier Tour­bil­lon and given a new lease of life for use in­side th­ese new Limited Edi­tion mod­els.

The “First Omega Wrist-chrono­graph Limited Edi­tion” was proudly launched at the brand's “Mu­seum Night” in Biel, Switzer­land on July the 2nd. Ray­nald Aeschli­mann, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Omega said, “In all my years at this com­pany, I've never seen a project quite like this one. The move­ments are 105 years old, but now their story is set to con­tinue. The skill in­volved in the re­fur­bish­ment and crafts­man­ship is re­mark­able and we're very proud to now share the re­sults.”

In 1913, Omega be­came one of the world's ear­li­est pro­duc­ers of wrist-chrono­graphs and the ac­claimed 18''' CHRO cal­i­bre was in­te­gral to that

achieve­ment. For to­day's project, the Omega Mu­seum played a sig­nif­i­cant role in sup­ply­ing the 18 orig­i­nal 18''' CHRO cal­i­bres, which were re­trieved from her­itage time­pieces within their vaults.

For the ex­te­rior de­sign of the 47.5mm time­pieces, Omega has fol­lowed the look of an Omega wrist-chrono­graph from 1913, with clas­sic de­tails such as the riv­eted leather strap and the white enamel dial with blued “Em­pire” hands and hol­low Ara­bic nu­mer­als. This de­sign was a favourite amongst mil­i­tary per­son­nel dur­ing the First World War. Avi­a­tors, es­pe­cially, were drawn to the easy-to-read dial de­sign and 15-minute coun­ters which were ideal for the most chal­leng­ing mis­sions. Nu­mer­ous mod­els were de­liv­ered to the Royal Fly­ing Corps and used by some of the most fa­mous wartime pi­lots and sol­diers in his­tory.

Mod­ern ma­te­ri­als have also been in­cluded, such as 18K white gold for the case, and 18K Sedna gold for the crown and pusher. The clas­sic de­sign also fea­tures a hatched case­back, which can be flipped open to re­veal the re­fur­bished move­ment po­si­tioned be­hind sap­phire-crys­tal. More de­tails about the “First Omega Wrist-chrono­graph Limited Edi­tion” can be found at omegawatches.com/First­wristchrono­graphle.

A mod­ern time­piece pow­ered by an orig­i­nal move­ment from 1913

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