More than 200 years have passed since the tourbillon was invented and today it is still considered to be the pinnacle of watchmaking. Though not a brand known for its watches containing the heralded complication, and in fact it rarely issues such pieces, Omega’s “center-set” expression of the tourbillon is certainly a unique and eye-catching one.
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A one-of-a-kind piece: gold bracelet, gold case, gold dial, gold hands, gold. Created by Omega to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond epic Goldfinger. Not gold? The OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 (more on “Master Co-Axial” below) revealed through the transparent crystal caseback. The rotor is gold, though!
A multifunction quartz chronograph designed for adventurers and explorers…
The Solar Impulse project, launched by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, recently unveiled its second solar-powered airplane, Solar Impulse 2. Solar Impulse 2 has been built to meet the challenge of becoming the first plane to circle the globe using the sun as its only source of energy. Omega has an active role as one of Solar Impulse’s main partners, providing both capital support and key technology to the venture. And of course there is a watch to go along with the project as well: the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33. Much like the Solar Impulse aircraft has been upgraded from the 2010 model, so has the watch.
Omega extends its Aqua Terra series with two new men’s (41.5mm) and two new ladies’ (34mm and 38.5mm) models this year. The Aqua Terra is distinguished by its lacquered black or blue dial features with the “Teak Concept” vertical lines. Available July 2014.