Omega Museum Collection N 8 'Racend Timer'

Apr 07, 2008
The Omega Watch Family has been joined by a new exclusive timepiece to be unveiled at Baselworld 2008. The Museum Collection N 8 'Racend Timer' pays tribute to one of the brand's major contributions to the field of sports timing. In 1949, Omega introduced the first photo-finish camera named the Racend Timer. This revolutionary piece of timekeeping technology allowed to record grouped arrivals at the finish lines of track events.

Chronometer Movement
The new Omega watch created to honor the brand's innovation in the field of sports timing has acquired remarkable technological and aesthetic characteristics. The 'Racend Timer' is equipped with the self-winding Omega 3201 caliber movement, the precision of which is guaranteed by a COSC-chronometer certification. The sophisticated column-wheel chronograph mechanism offers 12-hour and 30-minute counters, and the small seconds. The movement has also incorporated a free-sprung balance and groundbreaking Omega Co-Axial Escapement to provide steadfast long-term accuracy and reliability.

Case Construction
The Omega Museum Collection N 8 'Racend Timer' features polished and brushed 18-K pink gold case and bezel, with the bezel mounted by four invisible screws onto the watch's body. The case of the model measures 39 mm in diameter.

The case construction has incorporated polished 18-K gold pushers and crown, the later featuring an embossed Omega vintage logo. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is provided with anti-reflective treatment inside. The polished clasped 18-K gold case back reveals a special Museum engraving and the limited edition number. The Omega watch is 30-meter water resistant.

The creamed opaline silver dial of the Omega 'Racend Timer' has diamond polished 18-K gold hour and minute hands in the center and blackened chronograph seconds and counters' hands.

The small seconds counter is found at 9 o'clock, the chronograph seconds hand is placed in the center, the 30-minute counter - at 3 o'clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock. The elegant look of the dial is completed with a diamond polished applied 18-K gold vintage Omega logo, facetted triangular indexes and 12 hour-marker. The dial also displays a red pulsometer scale and blue tachymeter scale.

The Omega Museum Collection N 8 'Racend Timer' goes on a brown alligator strap fitted a polished 18-K gold buckle. The timepiece will be available in a limited edition of 1, 949 pieces.

If you are used to sporty Omega watches, this new timepiece will strike you by its superb refinement!

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