News Basel 2011

Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum

An edition limited to only 88 pieces

The Watch Quote™ - April 2nd, 2011

Each detail of Omega’s Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum Limited Edition proclaims that this is a timepiece created by a watchmaker working at horology’s cutting edge.

Start with the 41 mm outer case. It is crafted from 950 platinum and it has a 360° transparent sapphire casebody set inside it, allowing unobstructed views of both sides of the exclusive Omega Co-Axial calibre 8403 which drives this extraordinary watch. Equipped with a silicon balance spring, the watch is delivered with a four-year warranty.

The striking sapphire dial has a blackened brushed and polished grooved hour track which features the legend “Limited Edition”. There are diamond-polished 18 Ct white gold applied indexes.

The movement at the heart of this masterpiece is fitted with Omega’s revolutionary Co-Axial escapement on three levels. There is also a time zone function which allows the independent adjustment of the hour hand – ideal for travellers who wish to adjust the time without stopping the watch. The Omega Co-Axial calibre 8403 has polished screws and an 18 Ct gold rotor with a sapphire plate metallised with the Omega logo, the name of the calibre and the limited edition number (00/88). Its appearance is enhanced by the fact that non-essential material from the plates and bridges has been sawn away, giving it a unique “skeletonized” essence.

The Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum Limited Edition is presented on a matt black leather strap on a polished 950 platinum buckle. The watch is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet. The Omega Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum wristwatch was created in an edition limited to only 88 pieces.

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Omega Hour Vision Co-Axial Skeleton Platinum Limited Edition

Technical description

Movement:Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8403
Self-winding movement in both directions
Official certified chronometer
Frequency:25’200 A/h (3.5Hz)
Power reserve:60 hours
Exclusive features with:Time zone function
Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
Omega free sprung-balance
2 barrels mounted in series
Special luxury finish:Sun-brushed finish with dark grey galvanic treatment
New shape 18 Ct red gold rotor with a sapphire plate set in the middle; limited edition number metallised on sapphire plate rhodium-plated screws
Rotor :sapphire plate metallised with Ω OMEGA Co-Axial 8403
Display:Central hour-minute-seconds hands
Case:950 platinum
Bracelet:leather strap
Diameter:41 mm
Height:12.50 mm
Water resistant :10 bar / 100 m / 330 ft
Casebody:360˚ see through sapphire casebody set in metallic outer-case
Polished crown with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Polished 950 platinum screwed caseback with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
Dial:Sapphire dial with brushed-polished grooved and blackened hour track on which is marked “Limited Edition”
Diamond-polished 18 Ct white gold applied indexes and other dial indications metallised on the sapphire dial
Hands:18 Ct white gold diamond-polished “parform” hour-minute hands, brushed finish on top
18 Ct white gold polished facetted central seconds hand
Bracelet:Matt black leather strap on polished 950 platinum buckle
Fitting:20 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp
Specifications:Limited edition of 88 pieces
Special presentation box

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