Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Two New Brown Watches From Omega

There is something about Omega's brown watch models that I love, the combination of the brown dial and strap and the red gold case is delightful. Omega has debuted the new De Ville Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Chronometer watch. The watch has a tourbillon cage at the center of the watch that is made of titanium and the bridges and plates are finished in brown. The 38.7 mm case is 18 carat red gold case with red gold hands, screws and wheels. The hour and minute hands are etched on to two separate sapphire discs with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides and the two discs rotate around the centre axis to display the time. Solid gold indexes are applied at 12, 3 and 6 o'clock. The watch has a brown alligator leather strap and comes in a presentation box in the form of a watch winder. The rotating box ensures that the watch stays fully wound even when it is not being worn.

They call the Constellation 35mm Automatic Co-Axial Chronograph a sports watch but I can't imagine wearing it to actually participate in a sport except perhaps for golf. The watch has an 18-carat 35mm red gold case with a chocolate brown dial and a rubber strap. It has a COSC certified chronometer powered by OMEGA's self-winding Calibre 3313 with a Co-Axial escapement. The Constellation "claws" or "griffes" are set with 64 diamonds and the crown is set with a briolette diamond and 32 diamonds, that total 1.43 carats, adorn the bezel. The 12-hour and thirty minute sub dials form a figure of eight. The watch is also available in Titanium, to match the existing gentlemen's model or in stainless steel.

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