Meet Omega Skeleton Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition Watch

Apr 14, 2010
Omega is proud to present its new amazingly sophisticated watch - the Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition. The timepiece has successfully united the Tourbillon technology with spectacular design elements. It will be available in a limited number of 18 pieces, each handcrafted in the brand’s Cellule Haut de Gamme in Bienne by most experienced watchmakers.

A Tourbillon movement has all of the major components, necessary to provide precision-timekeeping, assembled in a rotating cage. Omega boasts to be the only watchmaking brand that managed to create an automatic central Tourbillon. The tourbillon cage crafted from titanium completes a full rotation every 60 seconds, so the performance of the timepiece is not influenced by the gravity effects.

The movement demonstrates a fine sun-brushed and circular graining finish with an anthracite galvanic processing, as well as hand-polished bridges and mechanisms. The rotor, incorporating a sapphire plate, boasts a new design. It features the words “Limited Edition” and the individual serial number of the piece. It is fitted with a Breguet balance spring.

It is not possible to mount the hands of the Central Tourbillon on a central shaft in the traditional manner. The hands are gold-metalized onto sapphire crystal disks and driven by gearing at the peripheries of the disks. They seem to be floating above the movement!

To come up with the skeleton structure of the Central Tourbillon, its creator has sawn away all unnecessary material from the plates and bridges, having then bevelled their edges. It is remarkable that each Tourbillon watch is unique as it reflects the work of only one watchmaker who requires about 540 hours for the skeletonized version.

The watchmaker makes the engraving of his or her own initials on the underside of the Tourbillon base. This way any part of the sophisticated creation can be returned to its creator after galvanization. If a Central Tourbillon needs servicing, it will be also returned to the original watchmaker.

The heart of the Omega Skeletonized Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition watch is the brand’s exclusive Co-Axial calibre 2636 offering great chronometric performance. The movement is built from 320 components.

The platinum case of the new Omega watch is coupled with a black alligator strap.

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