OMEGA Museum Collection N° 8 “Racend Timer”

Launched in 2008, the Museum Collection N° 8 “Racend Timer” honours one of OMEGA’s most distinguished contributions to the world of sports timing.

In 1949, the first photo-finish camera, the Racend Timer, was introduced, solving the problem of grouped arrivals at the finish lines of track events. OMEGA is renowned for its innovation in the field of sports timing and it is fitting that the watch which pays tribute to the Racend Timer is a technological as well as an aesthetic marvel.

The “Racend Timer” is driven by the exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 3201 whose revolutionary Escapement and free sprung balance deliver stable long-term accuracy and reliability. The COSC certified chronometer has a sophisticated column-wheel chronograph mechanism. The 39 mm case and the bezel are made of polished, brushed 18-Ct pink gold. The hour and minute hands are also formed in pink gold.

The polished, clasped 18-Ct pink gold caseback is decorated with a special Museum engraving and the limited edition number. The “Racend Timer” has a creamed opaline silver dial which is viewed through a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and has transferred pulsometer (red) and tachymeter (blue) tracks. The watch is water resistant to 30 metres.

Produced in a limited edition of 1949 pieces, this Museum Collection piece is fitted with a brown alligator strap on a polished 18-Ct pink gold buckle.

Technical details
Model: MUSEUM COLLECTION N° 8 « Racend Timer »

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 3201
Manual-winding chronograph
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 29
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 55 hours
Co-Axial Escapement
Column wheel chronograph mechanism
Omega free sprung-balance
Luxury finish

Case 
Diameter : 39.00 mm    Height : 11.05 mm
Water resistant up to : 30 m (100 ft)
Polished and brushed 18 Ct 4N pink gold case body and bezel; bezel mounted by 4 invisible screws onto the body
Polished 18 Ct 4N pink gold crown and pushers, Omega vintage logo embossed on crown
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Polished clasped 18 Ct 4N pink gold case back with special Museum engraving and limited edition number

Display
Central hour-minute hands, small seconds at 9H
Central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute recorder at 3H, 12-hour recorder at 6H

Dial
Creamed opaline silver dial with opaline silver recorders
Diamond polished applied 18 Ct 4N rose gold vintage Omega logo, facetted indexes and 12H hour-marker
Pulsometer (red) and tachymeter (blue) tracks transferred on dial

Hands 
Diamond polished 18 Ct 4N pink gold hour-minute hands
Blackened chronograph seconds and recorders’ hands

Strap
Brown alligator strap on polished 18 Ct 4N pink gold buckle
Fitting: 19 mm between lugs ; 16 mm on buckle

Specifications
Limited edition of 1949 pieces
Special presentation box
Reference: 516.53.39.50.02.001

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