Nowadays it appears to be that something new is coming out of the Omega Headquarters in Biel/Benne consistently. In the event that you think like that you are not far from the truth.
As the fanatic Omega fans may know, the brand didn’t start its life as Omega SA. Louis Brandt established his business in 1848 in the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The name if the company; La Generale Watch Co. After the author’s death his 2 children assumed control over the business and in 1894 they released their new movement. It was the 19-ligne. At the time the movement was quite possibly the most accurate calibers around. It was revolutionary for each component could be replaced without modification by any watchmaker on the planet. Furthermore, the idealized combination of winding and time-setting via the stem and crown was also notable and is still broadly utilized today. The brothers named it; .
This was their way of showing the world that their latest creation is the exemplification of watch movements. As the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Omega represents the ultimate accomplishment. The Omega caliber became a particularly tremendous accomplishment for the company that Louis-Paul and César Brandt adopted the name for the entire business. In 1903 Omega Watch Co. was conceived. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Brandt brothers presenting the Omega caliber in 1894.
After over a century the 19-ligne Caliber opens another chapter in its life. At the point when the creation of this movement halted in 1923 Omega saved the last components in stock. With the assistance of the Omega Museum, where those parts were put away, this stock has been brought out and will be utilized by the watchmakers in OMEGA’s Atelier Tourbillon to recreate 19 new movements. Original extensions, main plates, escapements and bimetallic balance spring from veritable 19-ligne components.
De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition
To celebrate this achievement of 125 years, Omega will release another De Ville Trésor for certain one of a kind contacts and an energizing movement. The watch follows the plan of the Omega De Ville Trésor. 40mm, 18K yellow gold case with vaults files and snazzy, thin hands. Although, this watch has a dial you have not seen before by Omega. It is red enamel, a first by Omega, that pays accolade for the notable shade of the brand. To make the watch classier, the De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition will come on a beautiful burgundy leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching.
On the case back you can locate a red enamel filled 18K gold medallion to mark the 125th anniversary. The decoration around it is the same “damaskeening” that Omega utilized on a portion of their 19-ligne movements back in the days. The heart of the Omega De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition is the new Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8929. To pay homage to the 19-ligne movement, it is the direct injury Master Chronometer caliber that Omega created.