10th Anniversary of Omega Co-Axial Escapement

Feb 17, 2009
The year 2009 has marked the 10th anniversary of an ingenious watchmaking innovation - the Omega Co-Axial Escapement invented by famous watchmaker George Daniels. The Co-Axial Escapement has become the first successful rival to the traditionally applied Swiss lever escapement.

The greatest advantage of the Omega Co-Axial escapement is the considerable reduction of friction among the parts transmitting energy to other components of the movement. As a result, the Co-Axial escapement implies enhanced stability of the precision of the timepiece, not to mention the reduced servicing needs for the movement.

In 2005, Omega introduced the 3313 Co-Axial chronograph movements. Then, in 2007, the world of watchmaking witnessed the appearance of an in-house produced Omega caliber built with the Co-Axial system at its core - the Omega 8500 caliber. The movement boasted not only innovative technical features but also a unique decorative finish.

In 2008, Omega equipped the first ladies watches with its Co-Axial movements, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra watches in particular. The same year the brand presented the 8601/8611 caliber, the first Omega Co-Axial movement that incorporated an annual calendar complication.

Nowadays, Omega has an ambitious goal of bringing Co-Axial performance to every mechanical timepiece it creates.

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