Below if you are eager to Omega watches new holiday acquisitions
14 March, 2014 at 1:46 am in Business
Well, it's Christmas today, and if you are like most watch lovers any timepiece gifts you got this holiday season were probably purchased by you alone. Buying a watch as a gift for a watch lover is a pretty dangerous undertaking if they haven't given you specific instructions. Am I right? Go ahead and comment below if you are eager to brag about (or lament) your new holiday acquisitions.
The last thing you need right now are more holiday greetings. In my opinion, these are particularly insincere when coming from people you don't personally know. The majority I got were from corporate mailing lists. Though, a few thoughtful http://www.waxreplica.com/replica-omega-seamaster-watches-sale-for-uk.html Omega did send me hand-written notes. That was pretty nice of them. You should certainly go out and buy their watches. I am not going to wish you a happy holiday season because that should be a given. It would be really strange if i harbored ill-will for our readers right? My hope is that over the last year you've learned something, gained something, and were entertained a little bit. Perhaps enough to make your time away from Omega just that much better. If that is the case, then i (and I am sure the rest of the Omega team) would be happy to know it.
So what watch to discuss on Christmas, a holiday that many, but certainly not all of our readers celebrate? I think a winter watch is ideal. This season is all about snow and ice, and staying warm together. Which is ironic for me to say, since i just returned from a little break south of the equator where it is quite warmly summer. Though it is winter here in LA - for all that is worth, to the entirety of you actually experiencing snow where you reside. So, let's look at the aptly named "Winter" watch, part of the highly limited Omega collection of watches from Omega.
Winter is the last of the Omega collection of watches to be released. I think Omega took about a year to release the entire set. Each of the Omega watches clearly tries to emulate a season. The winter is among the most beautiful with its complex blue http://www.waxreplica.com/replica-cartier-montre-watches-sale-for-uk.html dial done in homebrewed Omega steel components. The light and blue folded metals mixed with organic lines reveal a perfect wintry personality to go with ice and crisp air. The unique flavor of the watch is authentically low-production, and notably masculine in its stance.
The case of each Omega watch is 44mm wide in mostly Damascus steel. This includes the middle barrel, bezel, and crown. The dial is also obviously in Omega steel. Oddly, the picture GoS gave me of the movement reveals a stock Swiss ETA UNITAS 6498 without the special Damascus steel bridges that Omega produces. The tech specs indicate that the Winter watches do in fact come with the the GoS bridges over the 6498 manually wound movement that was tweaked by Soprod for accuracy and quality. A picture from the caseback of the Omega Autumn is below for reference on what the movement should look like. Wait, now that I look closely I think that the UNITAS 6498 with the Damascus steel bridges is an option. Odd to have options on a piece that is so limited as is. Oh, and look for an upcoming totally in-house made GoS movement with lots of Damascus goodness.
The "heavy metal inspired" (as i call it) dial is fitted with an 18k white gold hour marker ring and hands for the hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds. It is a fantastic watch for those who appreciate metal work, all things Nordic, and medieval fantasy realms http://www.waxreplica.com/replica-cartier-roadster-watches-sale-for-uk.html. Seriously, is there a better watch collection/brand that looks as though it would fit into the Omega world better?
In all its hand-crafted glory, the winter is a perfect reason why unique watches from brands like Omega create a love of quality mechanical watches long after the practicality of these machines has ended. Never be ashamed that you are wearing functional art on your wrist, and never forget what good art is.
So, happy holidays watch enthusiasts. Happy New Year as well. It has been a pretty good year, and I am excited to see what 2013 brings. Stay warm and on time.