Undoubtedly, Omega is one of the watch brands with the most fans in the world. Along with Rolex and Allies, the Troika can be listed as a luxurious watch. They are a watershed, and then upwards are the top brands in the world of watchmaking , They have very high prestige in their respective groups and also have extremely good sales every year. Omega is currently a watch company with a strong ability to innovate in science and technology. Every year, Omega is constantly upgrading the technical content of products, including the application of new materials, high anti-magnetic technology, and more stringent Certification system and so on.
Of course, Omega has not been in the new direction, a long history, is Omega’s legacy, so Omega continue to pay tribute to history, introduced a very large number of classic design watch, the combination of luxury and tradition, as if the moment Back in the golden age of watchmaking in the last century. The product itself, the Omega variety of appearance styles, so that everyone can find their favorite watch, and returned to the heart of the watchmaking industry, the movement is its brilliant achievements in the historical position, the key to winning a large number of awards .
Movement is the core competitiveness of the watchmaking industry, but also the most technical territory of the territory, to some extent, a company’s grasp of the movement technology, determines the height it can reach the industry. Why Omega is more advanced than most other popular brands is not because Omega marketing is much more than advertising, but rather it does offer very competitive products in the same price range, of which the most important That is, it is the technical level of the movement, many brands can not match. So what are the Omega current movement, which they mean for the brand?
For the movement (entry level)
Although Omega is constantly expanding their own higher level of independent movement, but for the introductory paragraph, their price is somewhat too high, and Omega has always been outside the movement for the revision, at no need to spend too high a price Under, you can buy good quality watches, so many table friends really get benefits.
2500 (three-pin movement)
We all know that Omega’s first coaxial movement, starting from 2500, it has many versions, due to the initial version, compatibility is not enough, leading to frequent problems, and later Omega soon modified and eventually solved the problem , Currently in use 2500 movement, is already fully normal use of the movement version. 2500 is the modified version of Omega movement on the ETA 2892-A2, the main changes are to modify the structure of the winding part, the balance wheel replaced without card, the internal escapement into coaxial escapement, of course, vibration Also adjusted to 25200VPH. This three-pin movement is mainly used for the 35mm constellation series of disc flying series, elegant men’s watch, elegant female form, elegant splendor and elegant Dewdrop models and so on. Omega steel watch carrying 2500 movement watch, the basic price of 2.7 million up and down, but in some channels, discount activities, its actual price will be good, it should be said that at this price, you can buy the big More limited watch (Tudor and Breitling self-produced movement of more than 20,000 can also be bought), and Omega coaxial movement and the two bright spots in the rational, Omega is still very advantageous.
Use 2627 movement disc flying
Then on the basis of 2500, Omega also extends the other movement models, 2627 movement, is one of them, used in the elegant flying watch plate which is characterized by 9:00 small seconds, 6:00 Power reserve display is based on the 2500 coaxial movement.
There are also based on the 2895-2 2202 coaxial movement, which is similar to the 2500, is modified in the ETA movement and joined the coaxial escapement, is a small three-pin watch, used in the disc flying Elegant series, but has basically under the shelf, there are only a very few new watches will use this movement.
3330/3313/3304/3603 (chronograph movement)
In addition to the usual watch models, the timing is one of the more complex functions that each brand takes into account. In addition to its own chronograph movement, the Omega is also heavily used as an entry-level, externally-available chronograph movement. One of the most common is the 3330 chronograph movement, which is a three-phase self-winding chronograph movement from ETA A08.L01, this movement is also widely used in Longines, but the difference is that Omega, It is an automatic chronograph movement of coaxial escapement, so it is not entirely ETA movement. The 3330 movement is used in the engraved MARK II Chronograph, Speedmaster Chronograph, Speedmaster Chronograph and the Rio 2016 Olympic Special Chronograph.
Omega 3313 movement
Although the 3313 and 3603 is also the beginning of 3, but not with 3330 and a movement, their ancestors is the FP 1285 movement, which is the last century famous chronograph movement, Omega has been modified for use in their own Among the many chronographs, the 3313 is a chronograph version of the column wheel that incorporates a coaxial escapement. The 3603, which is a co-axial version of the GMT + timing function, has a 24-hour indication. Compared with the 3313, it used to be mainly used in older models such as Super Speedmaster, Diesel and Hippocampus AT, but with these GMTs and Timekeeping function watch replaced self-produced movement, the 3603 has been used very little.
3304 is based on the ETA 7753 co-axial chronograph version, super heel 38 mm women’s chronograph, but also used.
1861 (classic hand-wound chronograph movement)
The lower right is the predecessor of the 1861 movement for the rest of 1861
Compared to the previous paragraphs, Omega classic chronograph movement, none other than the non-1861, its predecessor is 861, based on Lemania 1873, the first time on the Omega Speedmaster mounted on the moon, which is Omega Super It is the classic hand-wound chronograph movement, which is widely used in the Omega Speedmaster Replica series, especially the lunar table, lunar commemorative watch as well as racing watch, space watch, hippocampal engraving timing Table and so on. Because of its historical heritage and classic design, often used in some retro, engraved, with commemorative watches, and many are limited edition, Omega is also very worth buying a chronograph category.
Although fake Omega luxury watches had purchased the coaxial escapement technology in the last century, Omega carried the third generation coaxial escapement after a long trial. In 2007, the Omega released the new self-made coaxial movement 8500 and 8501. This means that Omega really has a counterweight with several other competing brands, we all know that the history of Omega has been very brilliant, after 2007, Omega with coax technology, ushered in a brilliant period.
8500 (old version of the three-pin basic movement)
8500 is the starting point of all this, it is equipped with coaxial escapement technology, completely redesigned version of the road to exactly match the details of this technology, and Omega either the movement polished or configuration, all from the beginning of this movement, Constantly improve, truly demonstrate the strong vitality of brand technology innovation. This year is the tenth year that Omega launched the 8500 coaxial movement, and the 8500 already has an alternative version of a higher-tech version, but it is undeniable that the 8500 has an indelible credit to Omega.
Now 8500 movement, the basic has been relegated to second-line, initially used in the Dish Vision Hour, which is now mainly used in 38 mm constellation, of course, a few years ago, it is the main machine OMEGA three-pin watch Core, hippocampus, flying disc, hippocampus AT, Constellation are using this movement. If you can still see the hippocampus or flying saucer with the 8500 movement, especially the Aqua Terra, it’s basically the old one.
Carrying 8508 movement Omega “Hornet”
Then with the same structure with the 8500, Omega, of course, also extended a lot of versions, including the calendar without the 8400; used in women’s watches, especially the Ladymatic, Constellation Women, Hippocampus AT women models 8520/8521; The version 8511, 8511 is mainly used in the dish flying name code series, are precious metal case, is a very classic Omega watch series, coupled with manual winding, it is even more gentleman texture, apparently Omega is extremely Advanced series. Of course, the most important is the 8508, jointly developed by the ETA, Omega team, ASULAB, Nivarox Far, able to withstand the magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, was the most powerful watch at the time of the magnetic shock, shock the world, today, 15,000 Gauss, has become Omega METAS certified standard configuration.
Calendar with 8601 movement
Well as the basic movement of the 8500, of course, its complex function version – 8601, which is a coaxial movement loaded with the calendar function, the same version of the movement of the 8500 Road, and has a silicon gossamer. This movement is used in a large number of disc fly Hour Vision and hippocampus Aqua Terra, it is obvious that it is at three o’clock position, with the date and the month shows. GMT is often Omega will carry features, especially in the hippocampus series, this feature is very common, the old version of the hippocampus GMT watch is equipped with the 8605 is based on the 8500 movement, it is worth noting that 8605 and 8601 although only There is a difference in numbers, but there is no inheritance, but two completely different movements.
8800 (can be considered a transitional version of the three-pin basic movement)
We know that over the past decade, the use of silicon has become more and more frequent in watches. Omega is not the first brand to apply silicon to the movement, but it is probably the most-used brand because today Full range of self-produced movement, almost all the application of silicon gossamer. Then 8800, can be considered the transition from the 8500 to the latest generation of movement 8900 intermediate products. 8800 relative to the 8500 barrel reduced to a number, and is equipped with a silicon hairspring, anti-magnetic ability of 1.5 million Gauss, according to METAS standards for testing, but this version of the new time is not too long.
8900 (the latest version of the three-pin basic movement)
Launched in 2015, the 8900 is the first to be featured in the Centro series and is the new generation of three-pin basic movement launched by Omega after the establishment of the METAS standard. It features I Needless to Say, Co-Axial Observatory Certification, First-class anti-magnetic ability to use the latest technological achievements, coaxial escapement, silicon hairspring, is the 8500 movement alternative movement. What is the difference between it and the 8800? Their difference is already clear, the version of the road has been different, power increased by 5 hours, because the use of a double barrel, an increase of 4 gems, it can be understood as 8508 mature product, production version, The year 8508 is a test of the conceptual movement.
8900 to increase the calendar function, is the 8922 movement, to replace the 8601 movement. Add GMT function, that is, 8906 movement, to replace the 8605. Today, the new and old movement basically completed the change.
9300 chronograph movement
With 8500 Omega, of course, also need to have their own production chronograph movement, after all, the direct competitors Rolex and all countries have their own production timekeeping movement, so 9300 is Omega to consolidate their luxury brand of the forefront of the fist products . The 9300 has an integrated timekeeping system instead of the simple 8500 plus chronograph, which has a clear distinction from a non-proprietary chronograph with a 60-minute and 12-hour cumulative timer at 3 o’clock. This is exactly the difference and analogy with the accumulated timer at 12 o’clock in the world.
9900 (new version of self-produced chronograph movement)
With the addition of the METAS certification system and the development of newer technologies, Omega has followed the 8900 upgrade and introduced the latest version of the self-made chronograph movement, the 9900, to replace the 9300 movement.
Omega 9900 chronograph movement
Precious metal version of the Omega will generally use the Golden Tuo and gold wheel splint to distinguish between steel models
These are some of the major types of movement that Omega is currently using. Of course, Omega has more than just these movements, but basically an extended version based on these movements. Such as steel Omega and precious metal models Omega, in order to reflect the different sense of luxury, precious metal models of automatic Tuo balance wheel will use K gold, or even the Omega patent Sedna gold, then the number, will be different, For example, 8901 is the precious metal version of 8900. According to these movement rules, we can basically according to the appearance of each watch, or movement, to determine whether it is new or old, the value of geometry.