Omega produced a 19-year movement from the beginning and made the move into a pocket watch with a weight of 19. Because the movement of this pocket watch is the most important movement in the history of Omega, the name of the 19-caliber movement is called “Omega.” The reason why Omega is called Omega is because of this movement.
We know that the names of luxury goods are very elegant and have their own sources. For example, LV and Armani used the name of the founder; Glashütte used the name of the brand. Omega, the name of a movement, is used as the brand name.
This movement is the 19-odd “Omega” movement produced by Omega from the beginning. Therefore, without the 19-caliber movement, there is no Omega today. The story is as follows, the fans, especially the European fans can understand.
1. Dismantled 19-caliber movement
In 1848, the founder of Omega opened a small workshop to produce a movement. As the movement is doing well, it is gradually becoming famous. In 1894, the workshop made a very cattle movement, 19 movements (so that it was a length unit, 1 order about 2.26 mm, the antique movement used to name the movement with the movement scale). There are two of the 19 most violent local movements. First, it uses a new product specification.
Each part of the 19-period movement is produced according to strict scale accuracy specifications. The standard supply of moving parts is very convenient for assembling and replacing parts. It is suitable for large-scale production and the concept is very advanced. At the time, the general movement, because there is no such standardization of production, is a person to do a movement, a persona norm, for people, the accuracy of the scale of the parts is not right. Second, the 19-caliber movement can use a crown to wind the watch and adjust the time. As you may know, many pocket watches used key windings.
These two brothers are the founders of modern Omega and named the company “Omega”
2, 19 What is the movement of the movement?
19 movements of 43.2 mm, 6.55 mm thick, using bimetal temperature compensation balance, blued steel hairspring, swing frequency of 18,000 times/hour, power storage for 38 hours. The 19th movement began in 1894. The official information was discontinued in 1923, but information indicates that some of the 19 types of movements have been used in 1931.
The Omega 19 makes the movement through the decoration from scratch. Now in order to remember the 125th anniversary of the name “Omega”, Omega has once again produced the 19th movement from scratch. The 19-caliber movement of Omega from scratch is to take out the 19-caliber movement parts stocked in the Omega Museum and polish it from scratch. Before I went to the 4S shop to maintain the car, the 4S shop said that like the discontinued car, the stored parts can be supplied for many years of maintenance. This reminds me that, like Omega’s 18-period chronograph movement, 321 chronograph movement, 19-caliber movement, these antique movements should have some parts in Omega.
Among the 19-volume movements produced from the beginning, the movement splint, escapement, balance wheel (bimetallic temperature-compensated balance wheel, modern watch does not need such a balance wheel now) and other parts are all antique parts of the inventory, through the de novo Continue to use after polishing. The bearings and sleeves in the movement are newly produced, and the gear trains of the movement are denominated from the head according to the modern transmission ratio.
We can notice that the speed of the 19-volume movement produced from scratch is very special, similar to the shape of a “snail”. This type of speed and slow needle, as long as you can see it on the antique watch, the current mass production watch movement, is now not seen. The part that produced the 19-permanence movement from the beginning is the part of the Omega Central Tourbillon and the 18-caliber manual chronograph, which represents the highest level of Omega.
Omega recently launched three kinds of antique movements from the beginning, from top to bottom, respectively, 18-order chronograph movement, 321 chronograph movement, 19-caliber movement
In recent years, Omega has shown its strong strength not only in the main watch but also on the hippocampus, super-master, constellation and disc flying, relying on the new model of the 8900/8800 movement. Omega also has a lot of big moves on the antique watch. It includes the 18-time chronograph movement from 19, the 19-caliber movement, and the 321 chronograph movement that announced the debut of the antique moon landing on the moon. It is definitely the earthquake of the world (the 321 movement is the most famous manual winding in the watch industry). The chronograph movement has not only been on the moon, but also the major brands of PP and VC have been used).