There are symbols, and there are legends… The Omega 1957 Trilogy is one of only a handful few legends of watchmaking, a progression of watches so significant that it actually characterizes the current Omega assortment. These watches are capital, for the brand, however for the business. The Omega 1957 Trilogy (Speedmaster CK2915, Seamaster 300 CK2913, Railmaster CK2914) praises its 60th anniversary with the launch for Baselworld 2017 of an essentially shocking trilogy of commemorative watches. Trust us, these 3 will be the superstars. Presenting the Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm, the Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm and the Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm.
One word: FAITHFUL
In 1957, Omega Watches presented a critical assortment of professional timepieces, each committed to a particular kind of clients (and not authorities around then): the Omega 1957 Trilogy, comprising the Omega Speedmaster CK2915 (for pilots and hustling jumpers), the Omega Seamaster 300 CK2913 (for proficient jumpers) and the Omega Railmaster CK2914 (for researchers and individuals working in attractive conditions). These watches would all proceed to become outright works of art. They are uncommon, incredibly collectible, extremely fruitful in sales. Yet, the most significant is the manner by which capital these watches were for the Biel-based brand and for the industry.
With a particularly family and realizing that the Omega 1957 Trilogy is praising its 60th anniversary, we realized that Omega was going to dispatch something. We even anticipated the 60th anniversary Speedmaster half a month prior (with an outcome that is near the one presented by Omega). All things considered, in the event that we were anticipating rather dedicated reeditions, we were not close from the truth. To the special case of the developments and a couple of subtleties, the Omega Seamaster 300, the Omega Railmaster and the Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary are the absolute most steadfast reeditions we’ve seen as of late. It’s simply crazy. This Omega 1957 Trilogy 60th anniversary is past cool. It is stunning.
To accomplish this degree of dependability, Omega utilized a unique advanced filtering technology, which supplied the brand with precise portrayals of the first watches. Every cross segment and measurements have been estimated, and afterward utilized as such in the new 1957 Trilogy. Each and every aspect is equivalent to the first ones. Enough said. Developments are in the subtleties, in the development methods, in the material used… But for the plan, it is a legitimate reissue of the 1957 models.
All three watches are cased in brushed and cleaned hardened steel. More modest measurements are utilized to regard the first idea of 1957 (38.6mm for the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary, 39mm for the Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary and 38mm for the Railmaster 60th Anniversary). All come with heavenly dark “tropical” dials, which means a slight exhausted, patinated shading, coordinated with beige paint on the records and hands. It’s a piece trick without a doubt, however in this specific situation, it simply looks cool. The treated steel arm bands have been refreshed for strength and highlight a retro-style Omega logo on the clasp.
Each watch is limited to 3,557 pieces and conveyed inside an introduction box motivated by the first 1957 bundling, directly down to the Seahorse on the cover, a retro logo and red corduroy lining. The introduction box contains two extra ties; calfskin and NATO, just as an apparatus to change them.
Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm
First of the Omega 1957 Trilogy is the Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm – and with this name, you likely have all the required infos… So what we have is a super-devoted reissue, with a similar 39mm as the first CK2913, a similar dial, with same sharp files, same numerals, same flimsy Omega logo, a similar “Automatic” notice, a similar textual style for the “Seamaster 300” logo, a similar expansive bolt hands, similar bezel in two sections, with a meager dark addition (however here made in aluminum and not in bakelite as the first), the same Naïad sign on the crown, a similar 300m water obstruction, a wristband roused by the first (with cleaned outer links and brushed focal connection), a similar case with inclined lugs… Visually, everything is in its perfect spot. Impressive.
The dial of this Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm shows a slight dim earthy colored tone and the files are dim beige, a tribute to vintage patina. A couple of concessions to innovation however: a sapphire gem (which then again has the logo in the middle, much the same as old plexiglas) and the development, an automatic Master Chronometer type 8806 (antimagnetic, 15,000 Gauss, co-pivotal escapement). It has ref. 184.108.40.206.01.001 and will be valued at CHF 6,500 (before taxes).
Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm
Second watch in the Omega 1957 Trilogy is the Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm. Once more, the formula is the equivalent. A valid as-damnation duplicate of the vintage model. We find back precisely the same case as the Railmaster CK2914, with a 38mm breadth, a cleaned bezel, a similar arm band (brushed in the middle), and a similar dial, with steadfast engravings and obviously, wide bolt hands. This Railmaster 60th Anniversary looks somewhat easy, yet the old model has consistently been. What’s more, it will unquestionably pop more in the metal. The dial is likewise somewhat dark brown.
This watch, uncommonly intended for researchers, specialists or any individual who worked near electrical fields, had a twofold case with inward antimagnetic assurance. Something that is currently futile, considering the automatic Master Chronometer type 8806 inside (which can withstand 15,000 Gauss). This Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm has ref. 220.127.116.11.01.002 and will be estimated at CHF 6,300 (before taxes).
Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm
Last however not least, unquestionably the most expected and most unsurprising one (we vow liable, we did anticipated it ): the Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm. Furthermore, taking all things together focuses (to only one exemption), it is devoted to the first 1957 Speedmaster CK2915. Which means: a 38.6mm straight case, with slanted hauls, a brushed steel tachymeter bezel with engraved and dark painted scale (base 1000 obviously), enormous crown and siphon pushers, an arm band near the first one. Just distinction stays the utilization of the cam-worked 1861 type (however we’re not going to complain, as it might have been a programmed all things being equal). The watch is little, toolish, vintage, there are no commemorative notices on the dial. It very well may be the Speedmaster many were holding up for.
The dial of this Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6mm is likewise completely consistent with the 1957 variant: same design, same steel expansive bolt submits the middle, same white blade hands for the counters, same applied meager Omega logo, same “Speedmaster” text style, a grayish tone and beige files for the vintage feel. We really can’t hold on to tie it on the wrist. It has ref. 318.104.22.168.01.001 and will be evaluated at CHF 6,700 (before taxes).
The exceptionally collectable Omega 1957 Trilogy Presentation Box
As we’ve seen, every one of the watches of the Omega 1957 Trilogy will be accessible independently, each created in 3,557 models. However, there will be a significantly more collectible alternative: a 557 pieces limited edition bow with the 3 watches included. The external box, made of Swiss oak wood, has an etching of the 1957 Seahorse on the top and a front-plate engraved with “Trilogy 60th Anniversary, 001/557″. Opening the top uncovers a more modest box, propelled by the 1957 rendition, which contains every one of the three watches. Each dial is printed with TRILOGY and the Limited Edition number; and each caseback is engraved with “LIMITED TO 557 TIMEPIECES”. The bigger box likewise incorporates a cowhide watch move, with three extra calfskin and NATO lashes just as a wooden spring bar evolving tool.
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