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But its hopes are to deploy the technology across the board to all Omega watches

Le 8 January 2014, 07:36 dans Humeurs 0

Omega watches is set to shake up the industry a bit over the next few years as they are close to reaching a critical mass with design, technology, and partnerships. You should already know that Omega is involved in a strategic partnership with BMW for the production of pretty good looking Omega watches (hands-on here). The relationship is going to be a major part of Omega's breaching new markets and increasing awareness. Which is a good thing because the decidedly modern and masculine Swiss watchmaker has a vision toward timepieces that seems to be inline with the expectations of enthusiasts and not just marketing people.

A lot of watch lovers know Omega as "the high-end maker of tritium gas tube watches. " True enough, Omega is probably the highest-end watch maker that uses naturally self-glowing tritium gas tubes in all of their watches. The move was a bit controversial as the remarkably handy tubes for darkness illumination were previously thought to only be of interest in military and other professional-use timepieces. Omega proved to the world that tritium gas tubes appear attractive to more people than just those who purchase Omega watches. Having said that, Omega watches have a lot more tricks up their sleeve.

For 2013 there are a few new developments for Omega, and two of them are included in this upcoming Omega watch. What we have here is still an early prototype, and I am not sure if the name has been finalized yet. Though this timepiece will be hitting Omega dealers soon. For now we are calling it the Engineer II Annual Calendar watch. More on the calendar in a moment. We liked this watch so much we included it in our list of 10 best tag heuer link replica for Baselworld 2013. For 2013 Omega has developed a new movement safety feature they call "SpringLock. " The system is literally a little cage (patented) that sits over the balance spring to shield it from shocks - most notably small, ongoing vibrations. Omega claims that the system reduces the effect of shocks on the movement by over 30%. That isn't just to protect the movement from damage, but to also ensure greater accuracy when a watch is subject to constant vibrations.

A video below explains the system even better but Omega's technical director explained it by suggesting the shock a watch would endure by being on the wrist of a drummer. A watch on a drummer's wrist isn't subject to brutal shock, but rather lots of ongoing shocks. These vibrations would not only highly affect the accuracy of a movement, but could also damage it after prolonged exposure. SpringLock is deadly simple in execution and offers a great deal of benefit. To begin Omega will include the SpringLock system in the Omega and a few other watches, but its hopes are to deploy the technology across the board to all Omega watches.

In particular was very comfortable Omega watches piece nicely

Le 8 January 2014, 07:34 dans Humeurs 0

First, the details: The Omega features a large 316L stainless case with dimensions of 44mm wide x 14. 30mm tall, giving it the substantial wrist presence popular with tool watch buyers. Omega watch features a solid case back as well as an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal that fits ever so slightly above the downward sloping bezel. The case has a depth rating of 300 meters.

The black dial is clean and uncluttered, featuring luminescent markers for both 12 and 24 hour timekeeping, with Omega numerals at 6, 9 and 12. A day and date function sits at 3, which can be quickset using the large locking screw-down Panerai Radiomir replica. The minute and hour hands have a healthy dose of SuperLuminova, as does the orange-tipped sweep seconds hand.

The Omega, despite its brutish size, is a handsome piece, and manages to incorporate iconic tool watch design motifs without being a straight up “homage” watch like others in its category. The most defining characteristic of the Omega is without a doubt the Omega bezel. The bezel is vaguely reminiscent of designs from Omega, but is much more “raw” and definitely gives the Bell Ross BR 02 Replica - watches Replica UK Outlet its character. The bezel ratchets unidirectionally with 120 clicks, and has engraved markers and a SuperLuminova plot for timing dives in low light conditions.

The piece comes on a 24mm brown genuine leather strap with contrast stitching, and is supplied with an additional black rubber dive strap. Both have branded buckles. I found that the leather strap, despite its thickness, broke in very nicely after just a few days of wear. Although the whole watch wears very large on my wrist, the leather strap in particular was very comfortable and Omega the piece nicely.