Thursday, May 11, 2006

Omega N.O.S. 57mm Chronograph

Limited edition of 300 pieces assembled using the original mechanical parts stored since 1932.REFERENCE: 5110.20.00 (White gold), 5109.20.00 (Yellow gold), 5108.20.00 (Red Gold). MOVEMENT: Calibre: Omega 3889A (Manual winding movement with official COSC certification). High – performance precision movement with an integrated rattrapante chronograph mechanism controlled by a double column wheel . The 53.7mm movement beats at 36 000 alternations per hour, enabling accuracy to 1/10th of a second. The gilt plates and bridges of the 1932 design have been reconditioned; rhodium plated and enhanced with circular graining and Geneva waves. All steel components are satin-brushed, and the two column wheels are blued steel. Power Reserve: 32 hours. CRYSTAL: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. CASE & DIAL: Case : The chromium-plated metal cases of 1932 model have been replaced by hand-crafted 18-carat yellow, white and red gold watchcases. On all three versions, the 11 o’clock pushbutton is capped with white gold, the 1 o’clock pushbutton with red gold , and the crown with yellow gold representing the traditional gold silver and bronze medals awarded to winning athletes at the Olympic Games. The case back opens to reveal the movement, protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Stamped on the case back is the official five-ring logo of the Olympic Games. The title Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games and the words Limited Edition are engraved on the case back, along with the edition number of each piece for each of the yellow, white and red gold editions. Dial : The dial is white enamel with a recessed 30-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock and a recessed continuous seconds counter at 6 o’clock both with black enamel ‘’ Railroad track ‘’ rings. The black enamel Arabic numerals and 5-60 minute –scale, graduated to 1/5th second, and the red enamel OMEGA name and symbol are identical to those of the Omega chronographs used at the Olympic Games in 1932. Not water resistant. FUNCTIONS: Rattrapante Chronograph, with a recessed 30-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock and a recessed continuous seconds counter at 6 o’clock.