Basel 2014: Omega launches Master Co-Axial calibre

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A strong showing at Basel 2014 from Omega, including a raft of releases and innovations, has reinvigorated its range.

The manufacturing process behind last year’s Omega anti-magnetic calibre has been refined, allowing for the creation of five new anti-magnetic calibres now renamed as the Master Co-Axial calibres.

One such movement, the 8400, is at the heart of Omega’s new Seamaster 300, a tribute to the diver’s watch originally released in 1957.

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The 41mm re-release features sandblasted, black ceramic dial, Super-LumiNova indices, water resistance to 300 feet and Omega’s new rack-and-pusher deployment clasp that allows for quick and precise adjustment of the strap.

The Omega Seamaster 300 is available in stainless steel, grade 5 titanium, 18ct Sedna gold as well as bi-metal variants. A platinum version is limited to 357 pieces and will cost £44,000 at retail.

Another Omega model with a link to the past is the elegant 40mm De Ville Tresor, from a collection originally released in 1949. The watch features a Clous de Paris structured dial, domed crystal, a Master Co-Axial 8511 calibre and comes in white, yellow or Sedna gold. The watch is supplied with an electric winding tool that slips over the crown and senses when the watch is fully wound through tension in the crown’s rotation, preventing overwinding. A Sedna gold example will cost £8,730 at retail.

Omega is also introducing its own range of Nato straps suitable for any of its models with a 20mm lug spacing and costing from £110.

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