In spite of Omega watches long and arduous name
19 December, 2013 at 8:46 am in Business
The Omega watch, in spite of its long and arduous name (for those of us with an English tongue) is a very serious watch. It is, what many would call, a piece of haute horlogerie. Now this terms gets thrown around a lot, in fact the Omega watch stands for haute horlogerie and I can tell you with great certainty that not all Omega watches http://www.durablewatches.co.uk/best-omega-seamaster.html shown at the salon warrant such a title. The new Duometre does, however.
You see, this Omega watch uses a movement, that employs a double-wing concept, meaning it has two unique energy sources. The first, regulated by the escapement and the balance, is entirely dedicated to the precise measurement of the passing of time; whereas the second source of energy is devoted to the display of the functions: hours, minutes, seconds, calendar and moon phases for both hemispheres. The two are then regulated against each other via a jumping seconds hand that measures 1/6th of a second. To see this Omega watch in action is just a thrill.
The Omega watch company was founded in 1947 by Frenchman, Omega. But it wasn’t until his son Jean-Claude joined the company some 25yrs later that the brand started to make a name for itself, at least in France anyway. Even today I have to admit it is surprising that the brand doesn’t have more recognition; they produce some 150’000 watches a year, which sell in more than 50 countries worldwide. Their watches, which follow a sailing theme (their logo is a ship’s wheel) have three lines http://www.durablewatches.co.uk/best-breitling-chronomat-evolution.html; Newport Marine, Newport Trophy and Newport Trophy Grand Sport, a collection of 10 models, all of which are suitable for diving. They have uni-directional divers bezels and water-resistance for the line ranges from 200m – 1000m.
All house Swiss calibers; some autos like the 7750 (above) which is due for release this year, some quartz like the 1000m diver (below). The name Newport Trophy comes from the Omega race to Newport, Rhode island. From MH When diving, your most important piece of equipment (other than your oxygen tank! )#) is your diver’s watch. This Omega watch in stainless steel will not let you down when it matters most. Water resistant to 100 Atmospheres, this rugged replica Cartier Pasha features a 44mm case with uni-directional stainless steel and black titanium treated treated turning bezel – for timing purposes.
The black grid pattern dial has white luminous coated indexes and hands so that the dial is still legible in dark under water conditions. The hands also have red tips for improved legibility. The screw-down caseback is embossed with the Newport Trophy ships wheel emblem. The large screw-down crown is engraved with a grid pattern for improved grip and set with black rubber. The ultimate diver’s Omega watch.