It’s amazing that Omega has a stream of new limited edition master pieces to unveil at every major event! And it continues at the Pre-BASEL 2010. This time they have unveiled a limited edition Omega Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum with only 18 pieces up for grabs. Each of these 18 has been hand-made in OMEGA’s Cellule Haut de Gamme (Tourbillon Atelier) at Bienne, crafted by some very special watchmakers. And since no two watches are alike, each of the special chronographs has been engraved by the chronographer with their personal initials on the base of the Tourbillon so that it can be sent to the appropriate watchmaker for servicing.
The COSC-certified watch has an exceptional dial. Due to its design, the hands cannot be directly mounted in the face of the dial; instead they are fixed on the sapphire crystal disks geared on the edges of the disk. The watch has a Co-Axial caliber 2636 movement with 320 individual parts; which is aided by a Breguet balance spring and a central Tourbillon movement. The titanium cage completes one rotation per 60 seconds, offsetting the gravitational effects on the watches’ performance. The watch come with a platinum case and a black alligator bracelet.