To commemorate OMEGA’s pioneering spirit and dedication to the art of watchmaking, a preview of the “OMEGA Co-Axial Exhibition – A Tale of Perfection” was held recently followed by the grand exhibition soon to be held in Hong Kong on the 30th Octorber 2013. The exhibition is to celebrate the innovative technology found within each of OMEGA’s exquisite mechanical timepieces and give members of the public an opportunity to witness the level of precision involved in creating each component.
Invented by the late master watchmaker, Dr. George Daniels, in the 1970s and industrialized by OMEGA’s engineers and technicians in the 1990s, the Co-Axial escapement was a vast improvement on the Swiss lever escapement and addressed the problems of lubrication that had perplexed watchmakers for centuries. It was the first practical new watch escapement in some 250 years featuring an intermediary wheel, a double coaxial wheel, an escapement wheel and its components and signaled a revolution in mechanical watchmaking.
OMEGA has always dedicated energy and resources not only to the development of its innovative movement technology but to the materials used in its watch cases and bracelets. The exhibition will feature some of the brand’s most intriguing materials, including Ceragold™ and Sedna™.