When it comes to OMEGA, many people think of Speedmaster, coaxial escapement and James Bond. A tourbillon is usually not the first word that comes to mind. In 1994, Omega launched the world’s first ‘central tourbillon’ watch, shocking the industry.
The ‘central tourbillon’, as the name suggests, places the tourbillon in the center of the dial, which rotates once per minute. Even the hour and minute hands are at the bottom and become the foil. They are placed on the edge of the tourbillon frame and neither interfere with the tourbillon nor affect its legibility. The design of the case of the disco series presents a classic style, mainly due to its charming lugs. With a diameter of 38.7 mm, this watch finds the perfect balance between the look and feel of wearing.
The case has a conventional crown at 3 o’clock, and when turned to the case back, a second crown can be found. The former can only be used for winding, while the latter can adjust the time. This watch is equipped with Calibre 2600 movement, equipped with a platinum winding rotor. The back of the watch is engraved with the time elderly pattern, and the words ‘TOURBILLON’ and ‘CHRONOMETER’ prove that the timepiece is certified by the COSC Observatory, which is not common in tourbillon watches.
Although there are still central tourbillon watches in the Omega product range, some of the earlier models are now almost antique. Acquiring one can be said to be a wise choice, because Omega has already set a guilloché dial and gold bracelet. Both give the watch a more classic look, and the gold bracelet is particularly beautiful, not only well-made, but also very comfortable to wear. The thickness of the bracelet is just right, and the weight is just right, making wearing the Omega Disc Flying Tourbillon watch a unique experience. (Photo / text watch home compiled by Xu Chaoyang)