Tourbillon wristwatches are lamentably commonplace in contemporary watchmaking. They are available in all shapes, sizes and axes, and some are even, horrors, downmarket. Cheap Omega In that context it is hard to imagine, preposterous almost, a tourbillon constructed as a bona fide timekeeper.
The Omega tourbillon Replica Watches Review at Phillips’ auction, however, is the original, the actual prototype wristwatch from 1947. Previously unknown, the watch has been confirmed by the Omega Museum, which possesses period photographs as well as technical drawings of the wristwatch. But how this prototype left Omega and ended up in private hands, no doubt an intriguing tale, has now been lost to time.
Despite being a landmark wristwatch, the prototype is a modest affair in person. The steel case is 37.5mm in diameter, while the High Quality Omega Replica Watches dial is two-tone and handsome, but from the outside, the watch is indistinguishable from an ordinary Omega of the same period.
Only with the steel snap-back off is the cal. 30I visible in all its raw, prototype glory. It is strikingly functional, with a two-third plate and a large tourbillon bridge.
The tourbillon is, unsurprisingly, constructed according to the then prevailing wisdom for chronometers, meaning a bimetallic Guillaume balance with Omega Replica Watches poising screws on the rim and a hairspring with Breguet overcoil. The look, feel and history of the watch make it a supremely nerdy timepiece.