he word Chronoscope blends two traditional Greek expressions. “Chronos” meaning time and “Scope” meaning to observe. This tool typically measures the duration between two points or events. Omega’s impressive new 43 mm Chronoscope performs this function beautifully - and on multiple levels, with plenty of unique details to enjoy. Most prominently, captivating dials printed with three timing scales.
The Chronoscope can tell you how fast you are going, based on how far you have travelled. As the scale measures the average travel time between two specific points, it makes no difference whether your journey is in miles or kilometres. With a simple two-step process, Omega’s precision tool can tell you exactly how far you are from something that is visible and audible, such as a lightning storm. Thanks to the 30-pulse-per-minute scale, you can also measure your own or someone else’s heartbeat.
Today’s Chronoscope models pay tribute to Omega’s past, with dials in the detailed “snail” design that featured on the brand’s chronograph wristwatches from the 1940s. The 20th century also makes it mark on the leaf-shaped hands of each watch, as well as the “spiral” track pattern that elegantly runs beneath the Arabic numerals on the dial.
Visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback is a manualwinding Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908 with a beautiful finish. A standout feature is the design of the Chronoscope bridge - Geneva waves in arabesque, that start from the balance wheel instead of the centre of the movement, a first for the brand.
To improve the watch’s power reserve, Omega has included twin barrels with anti-wear Diamond-Like-Carbon coating. The column wheel mechanism ensures the accurate running of the Chronoscope’s multiple functions. As a certified Master Chronometer, both the movement and the watch have proven their worth under the toughest conditions, having emerged from the industry’s strictest tests, set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
Omega introduces six 43 mm models in polished-brushed stainless steel. Two models with silvery dials and blued hands. Two models with blue dials and rhodium-plated hands. Two models with silvery dials and black subdials - better known as “Panda” dial - with blackened hands.
All timepieces come with Arabic numerals, anodized aluminium bezel rings in blue or black, as well as a choice of leather straps with new steel buckle or attractive stainless steel bracelets.
The new collection offers leather straps in blue, brown, or in black – which has micro perforations revealing a red rubber interior. The strap buckles feature a Ω in positive relief. For wearers who prefer an overall metallic look, there are polished-brushed steel bracelets with Omega’s patented comfort release system, adjustable to two positions. Sizing is 21 mm between the lugs - 16 mm on the buckle.
The line also includes one model in Omega’s exclusive Bronze Gold, featuring an oxidized bronze dial with special patina finish and opaline silvery subdials, as well as a polished brown ceramic bezel ring with tachymeter scale in “vintage” enamel, another design first for the brand.
One can also notice the leaf-shaped hands and Arabic numerals with Bronze Gold PVD coating, and the brown leather strap with polished-sandblasted Bronze Gold buckle. Bronze Gold is a one-of-a-kind alloy enriched with noble elements such as 37.5% gold as well as palladium and silver, delivering a beautiful soft pink hue and offering incomparable corrosion resistance.