Each model from Skeleton Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition is handcrafted in OMEGA’s Cellule Haut de Gamme in Bienne by a select group of horologists.
In a Tourbillon movement, all of the main components responsible for the timepiece’s precision are assembled in a rotating cage. OMEGA is the only watchmaker ever to have created an automatic central Tourbillon. Its titanium cage rotates completely every 60 seconds, offsetting the effect of gravity on the performance of the watch.
The Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition combines the complex Tourbillon technology with dazzling design elements. The movement has a luxurious sun-brushed and circular graining finish with an anthracite galvanic processing; its bridges and mechanisms are hand polished. The rotor with its sapphire plate has been newly designed and is metallized with the words “Limited Edition” and the watch’s individual serial number (out of 18). The Skeleton Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition is equipped with a Breguet balance spring.
The Central Tourbillon’s hands cannot be mounted on a central shaft in the conventional way. They are gold metallized onto sapphire crystal disks and propelled by gearing at the peripheries of the disks. The result is dramatic – they appear to float freely above the movement.
To make a skeleton version of the Central Tourbillon, the watchmaker begins by sawing away any non-essential material from the plates and bridges, then bevelling their edges. Unlike products from conventional workshops, each Tourbillon is the work of one watchmaker who spends up to 540 hours on the creation of the skeletonized version of the watch. This means that every Skeletonized Central Tourbillon is unique – no two are exactly alike.
Each watchmaker engraves his or her personal initials on the underside of the Tourbillon base to assure that all parts can be returned to their maker after they have been galvanized. When a Central Tourbillon is returned to OMEGA for servicing, it will be placed in the hands of the original watchmaker.
The outstanding chronometric performance of OMEGA’s exclusive Co-Axial calibre 2636 is enhanced by the state-of-the-industry escapement which has re-defined the way mechanical wristwatches are being made. The complex movement is assembled from 320 individual parts. The remarkable Central Tourbillon calibre is housed in a platinum case presented with a black alligator bracelet.
While the Skeletonized Central Tourbillon watches are accurate – each one is a COSC-certified chronometer – they are particularly valued for their beauty and the complexity of the Tourbillon mechanism. Every component in the movement and case is produced exclusively for the Central Tourbillons.
Only 18 pieces of this Skeletonized Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition are produced.
Model: THE OMEGA SKELETON TOURBILLON CO-AXIAL PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION
Exclusive Omega calibre 2636
Self-winding central tourbillon
Officially certified chronometer
Frequency: 21,600 A/h (3 Hz)
Power reserve : 45 hours
Titanium tourbillon cage (one revolution per minute)
Hand-guilloché reflective “8” or “∞” on the main plate (titanium) of the Tourbillon
Watchmaker’s initial on the back of the Tourbillon’s main plate
Anthracite galvanic treatment on sun-brushed finish
Hand polished bridges and mechanism
New shape 950 platinum rotor with a sapphire plate set in the middle and on which metallized with “Limited Edition” & number
Central hour-minute hands, seconds indication on flying central Tourbillon
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Height: 13.38 mm
Water resistant up to: 30 m (100 ft, 3 bar)
Polished case body and bezel, Omega logo on crown
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with neutral tint anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Polished caseback, sapphire crystal with neutral tint anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire dial with 18 Ct red gold facetted indexes at 12-3-6H
Co-Axial Chronometer, etched in 18 Ct red gold
Alpha-shaped hour – minute hands metallized in 18 Ct red gold on sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
18 Ct red gold Alpha-shaped seconds hand set in the Tourbillon cage
Black alligator strap on polished 18 Ct white gold fold-over clasp
Fitting: 19 mm between lugs, 16 mm on clasp
Limited edition of 18 pieces
Delivered in leather watch-winder box