OMEGA Minus 88 Days – Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph (Beijing Olympics Collection, 2008)

The Minus 88 Days– Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph collection was launched in 2008 to celebrate Beijing Olympics. These sporty and elegant OMEGA Constellation Double Eagle Co Axial Chronographs were unveiled in men’s and women’s models in numbered 18-Ct yellow, white and red gold limited editions of 288 pieces each.

The Gents’ models feature brushed 18-Ct gold bezels with tone-in-tone Roman numerals; the Ladies’ model bezels are polished 18-Ct gold set with 32 diamonds with a combined weight of 1.23 ct. The minus 88 days indicates that these models were unveiled exactly 88 days prior (12 May 2008) to the opening ceremony (08 Aug 2008) of the Beijing Olympics.

Minus 88 Days – Beijing 2008, Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph
Ref 121.57.35.50.11.001 (Ladies Version)

Each model features the Beijing 2008 Olympic Collection’s logo – the five rings representing the Olympic Games – on the counterweight of the central seconds hand.  The Olympic theme continues with the 18-Ct yellow, white or red gold dials and the Beijing 2008 logo stamped above the limited-edition number engraved on the screw-in caseback.  A subtle reference to the “lucky number 8” theme of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Collection is represented by the discreet figure 8 formed by the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph totalizers.

These timepieces feature OMEGA’s revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement and free sprung balance which ensure greater regulating stability and precision.  The Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph is a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of 52 hours.  All models have a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides and a screw-fixed rubber strap on a brushed 18-Ct gold fold over clasp.  The watches are water resistant to 100 metres (330 feet).

Minus 88 Days – Beijing 2008, Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph [Ref. 121.52.41.50.11.001 / 121.52.41.50.08.001 (Gent’s Versions)/ Limited edition of 288 pieces each]

Case
Brushed casebody in 18 Ct gold with polished claws
Brushed 18 Ct gold bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals
Diameter: 41.00 m & Height: 13.90 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in 18 Ct gold caseback stamped with Beijing Olympic 2008 medallion, engraved with limited edition number

Dial & hands
Tone-in-tone 18 Ct gold dial, sun-brushed from 9H
Applied diamond-polished 18 Ct gold OMEGA name and logo, Constellation star and indexes
Square date window
2 chronograph recorders forming a discrete “8” between 3H and 6H
Hands: Diamond-polished 18 Ct gold facetted truncated Dauphine hands coated with white Super-LumiNova, except central chronograph seconds hand

Bracelet  
18 Ct gold screw-fixed rubber strap, horizontal lined; grooved back for wearer’s comfort
Brushed 18 Ct gold foldover clasp with polished logo
Fitting: 26 mm on casebody, 20 mm on clasp

Minus 88 Days – Beijing 2008, Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph [Ref 121.57.35.50.11.001 (Ladies Version)/Limited edition of 288 pieces each]

Case
Brushed case-body in 18 Ct red gold with polished claws
Polished 18 Ct red gold bezel set with 32 diamonds, ~ 1.23 ct
Diameter: 35.00 mm & Height: 13.61 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in 18 Ct red gold caseback stamped with Beijing Olympic 2008 medallion, engraved with limited edition number

Dial & hands 
Tone-in-tone 18 Ct red gold dial, sun-brushed from 9H
Applied diamond-polished 18 Ct red gold OMEGA name and logo, Constellation star and indexes
Circular date window
2 chronograph recorders forming a discrete “8” between 3H and 6H
Hands: Diamond-polished 18 Ct red gold facetted truncated Dauphine hands coated with white Super-LumiNova, except central chronograph seconds hand

Bracelet  
18 Ct red gold screw-fixed rubber strap, horizontal lined; grooved back for wearer’s comfort
Brushed 18 Ct red gold foldover clasp with polished logo
Fitting: 20 mm on casebody, 18 mm on clasp

Minus 88 Days – Beijing 2008, Constellation Double Eagle Co-Axial Chronograph [Ref. 121.57.35.50.08.001 / 121.57.35.50.02.001 (Ladies’ Versions)/ Limited edition of 288 pieces each]

Case
Polished 18 Ct gold bezel set with 32 diamonds, ~ 1.23 ct
Brushed casebody in 18 Ct gold with polished claws
Diameter: 35.00 m & Height: 13.61 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in 18 Ct gold caseback stamped with Beijing Olympic 2008 medallion, engraved with limited edition number

Dial & hands
Tone-in-tone 18 Ct gold dial, sun-brushed from 9H
Applied diamond-polished 18 Ct gold OMEGA name and logo, Constellation star and indexes
Circular date window
2 chronograph recorders forming a discrete “8” between 3H and 6H
Hands: Diamond-polished 18 Ct gold facetted truncated Dauphine hands coated with white Super-LumiNova, except central chronograph seconds hand

Bracelet  
18 Ct gold screw-fixed rubber strap, horizontal lined; grooved back for wearer’s comfort
Brushed 18 Ct gold foldover clasp with polished logo
Fitting: 20 mm on casebody, 18 mm on clasp

Movement specifications
Exclusive OMEGA calibre 3313
Self-winding chronograph
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 37
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 52 hours
Co-Axial Escapement
Column wheel chronograph mechanism
OMEGA free sprung-balance
Luxury finish

Functions
Central hour-minute hands, small seconds at 9H, date window at 4H30
Central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute recorder at 3H, 12-hour recorder at 6H

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