Omega decided to reveal inner beauty of its products, with the Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum watches. These high horology masterpieces provide an open view at every single detail of an exclusive brand’s mechanism.
The new Omega watch edition, which has been just presented at the world biggest watch show in Basel, isn’t the first that comes in this unusual artistic form – we still remember the skeletonised Speedmaster Apollo in 1994, the Seamaster 50th anniversary model in 1998, moon phase limited edition Speedmasters in 2003 and the most recent model, the De Ville Central Tourbillon.
The Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum watch is just another step forward for Omega, in order to demonstrate its horology’s cutting edge. The most striking part of this piece of art is the 360° transparent sapphire crystal casebody. It is made of near-pure platinum, with a mid-sized diameter of 41 mm.
Inside the case, exposed to unobstructed views, beats exclusive Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8403. This hi-quality automatic movement incorporates a silicon balance spring and an 18 Ct gold rotor. All non-essential materials from the plates and bridges have been sawn away, which gives them authentic skeletonized look. The Co-Axial Escapement guaranties extraordinary precision, stability and durability.
Nice round shape of the case and distinctive design of the dial, with raised hour markers and a furrowed pattern, which goes around the central part of the watch face, are completely taken over from original Hour Vision watches (the special edition of this line – the OMEGA Hour Vision Blue wristwatch was also presented at Baselworld 2011). These aesthetic details further emphasize superb skills of Omega’s craftsmen.
The OMEGA Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum watches are available in the limited edition of 88 pieces. Each of them will be offered for around 48,000 US dollars.