Omega 1948 Limited Edition Central Seconds (horloges)

 

OMEGA SEAMASTER

1948 Limited Edition Central Seconds

 

€ 6.300Levertermijn: ongeveer 1 weken

 

Ref. 51113382002001

In tribute to the very first Seamaster models of 1948, this unique Limited Edition timepiece has remained true to the original post-war design, while introducing some very 21st century technology. The series is limited to 1,948 pieces.

The 38 mm stainless steel case houses an opaline silvery domed dial with Dauphine style hour/minute hands, central second hand, indexes and a vintage OMEGA logo all in 18K white gold.

The caseback features a flat sapphire crystal which has been laser-engraved and lacquered by hand with a 70th Anniversary logo, a Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft. This is in tribute to the aviators and mariners who all placed their trust in OMEGA’s timepieces during World War II.

Presented on a blue-grey leather strap, the watch is driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, certified at the industry’s highest standard by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).


 

Specificaties

  • Automatisch mechanisch
  • Master Chronometer Co-Axial
  • Leder
  • Staal
  • 38 mm
  • Zilverkleurig
  • 1948 exemplaren
  • Anti-magnetisch (15.000 Gauss)

 

Omega Seamaster

A tribute to OMEGA’s peaceful use of wartime technology.

Conflict, although devastating, often drives innovation; and OMEGA’s new Seamaster Limited Edition timepieces are firmly rooted in World War II history.

Between 1940 and 1945, OMEGA delivered more than 110,000 timepieces to the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) for use within the Royal Air Force and its other branches. The watches were highly valued by British airmen and sailors for their water-resistance and reliability in combat. The end of the war and the ensuing optimism found OMEGA at the height of its creativity and the brand responded to the demand for a timepiece with the same robust technology and reliable conception, but more aesthetically suited to civilian life.

Launched in 1948, the Seamaster line was OMEGA’s first family of watches.  The beautifully designed timepieces, which were given greater water-resistance than their military counterparts by OMEGA’s novel use of the O-ring gasket technology, would go on to become universally recognised and respected.

In 2018, the 70th Anniversary of the Seamaster, OMEGA is paying tribute to these exceptional timepieces by releasing two Limited Edition models in the spirit of the 1948 classics.

Though both watches stay true to the original post-war design, the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds and the Seamaster 1948 Central Second are powered by calibres which are very much a product of the 21st century. Driven by Master Chronometer movements 8804 and 8806 respectively, these watches have been battle-tested at the watch industry’s highest level.

A stainless steel case, polished bezel, opaline silvery domed dial and polished crown, embossed with vintage Ω are common to both watches; but a closer look at the diamond polished 18K white gold hands reveals subtle differences between the two.

On the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds, the hour and domed minute hand are in leaf style, while the Central Second is graced with Dauphine style hour and minute hands filled with white Super-LumiNova. On the Central Second model, both the minute and seconds hands are domed.

The Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds includes a small seconds indication at 6 o’clock and is presented on a brown leather strap with a polished-brushed stainless steel buckle. The strap of the Central Second model is blue-grey leather. Like the original straps, both buckles include a vintage OMEGA logo.

The caseback of each watch features an oriented and patented OMEGA "NAIAD LOCK”, engraved with SEAMASTER, LIMITED EDITION, the Limited Edition number and "NAIAD LOCK”. As a further tribute to the many aviators and mariners who have placed their trust in OMEGA’s timepieces, the flat sapphire crystal itself is laser engraved and lacquered by hand with a 70th Anniversary logo, a Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft, the first jet plane used by the Royal Air Force. Present day adventurers can also rely on the integrity of the Seamaster, as the new models are water-resistant to 6bar/60m/200ft.

Both watches are beautifully presented in their own special collector’s box, made of soft brown leather. In each box, the watch is kept upright but easily moveable thanks to a magnetic floor, while a spare NATO strap in the original Admiralty grey colour, leather strap and strap changing tool are also included. Each model is limited to 1,948 pieces.

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