Unlike previous Omega watches that are totally new with a “vintage-inspired” aesthetic, the First Copy Omega Wrist-Chronograph combines new and old parts including a very attractively restored Omega calibre 3018 that was originally produced in 1913. The movements are also known by their original name as the 18”’ CHRO calibers and by virtue of their age and condition will each look slightly different in each of the 18 pieces of the set.
Upon debut at an event taking place in Omega’s own museum in Biel, Switzerland, the First Luxury Omega Replica UK Wrist-Chronograph launch demonstrated the painstaking effort Omega undertook to bring each of the movements back to life in a case inspired by the very first wrist-worn chronograph produced by the brand. The 105 year old movements need replacement parts as well as copious amounts of refinishing and cleaning – as well as decoration, of course. Omega points out that in its opinion “each of the movements is unique” as a function of the refurbishment process. Omega actually refurbished the movements in their esteemed Omega Atelier Tourbillon department.
The 18”’ CHRO movement is manually-wound featuring the time and a 15-minute monopusher chronograph. I believe the movement operates at 2.5Hz and has a power reserve of about 40 hours. In most all ways, these movements in their refurbished form are more attractive and probably better looking than they were originally over 100 years ago. Swiss Grade One Replica Watches Originally such a watch would have likely been used by a pilot, which makes sense given its aviator-style design. Similar dials have been seen on military pilot watches that became popular during World War I.
As is often the case, Omega Replica went overboard with the presentation and packaging. Vintage era-appropriate Omega branding was used as well as a leather presentation box complete with tools and extra straps.