07 Mar 2010

Omega Specialties Museum Gents #516.

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Omega Specialties Museum

Combining history with the latest technology, the Museum Collection appeals to collectors and those who appreciate fine watch making.  The Omega Specialties Museum  pays homage to the 1949 Racend Timer which made ground-breaking news resolving the multiple finish line arrivals in track competitions that same year.

Caliber 3201 this column wheeled watch offers 12 hour, 30 minute and small seconds sub-dials recessed into the creamed opaline silver face.  Free-sprung balance and co-axial escapement complete the movement of this beauty in a red gold 39mm case.

Limited in edition to 1,949 pieces it features brushed side finishes and contrasting highly polished elements on the bezel and lugs.

With both a pulsometer scale to measure the number of heartbeats per minute and a tachymeter to measure speed it is water-resistant to 30m or 100 feet.  It’s sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and anti-reflective. 

The attention to detail is astonishing; the indices are triangular shaped gold with a single number at the 12 o’clock hour.  The Omega logo is displayed in gold under the 12 o’clock position.  This watch has all the elements of a vintage piece.  Power reserve: 55 hours.

Comes with a leather strap, the case back is engraved with “The Museum Collection”, “Racend Timer”, “1949”, Collector’s Series Number Eight”, the Omega logo and the word “Omega” with the serial number. 

Hand-wound chronograph and COSC certified chronometer with white rhodium plated movement; it brings back images of old Hollywood.

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