Meet Omega's Super-Retro Timepieces
The vintage watch market is worth upwards of $2 billion. It's an extraordinary sum of money - and it's money which the world’s major watch marques (marques continuing to release thousands of new watches per year into an increasingly challenging retail landscape) are routinely missing out on.
Clever, then, of storied Swiss watchmaker Omega to release the first ever Omega wrist-chronograph limited edition collection, a brand new range of 18 watches which cleverly marries the worlds of vintage and new timepieces.
Each watch contains an original 18’ CHRO calibre from 1913, and each movement has been painstakingly refurbished within Omega’s Atelier Tourbillon.
To add to the vintage feel, the newly designed 47.5mm white gold cases which house the movements come finished with elegant retro details such as white enamel dials with blued “Empire” hands, and hollow Arabic numerals.
“In all my years at this company, I’ve never seen a project quite like this one." Says Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, "The movements are 105 years old, but now their story is set to continue. The skill involved in the refurbishment and craftsmanship is remarkable and we’re very proud to now share the results.”