he 40mm Omnium has a lot of history as Horage’s first model, debuting at Baselworld in 2009. This was even before the brand’s first movement, the K1 automatic, was developed. Omnium was retrofitted with K1 following its re-launch in 2015 and Horage is now on the second generation powered again with the K1 variant. There are three dial colours to choose from, each limited to 25 pieces for a total of 75 second generation 40 mm watches.
Omnium instigated the use of 904L stainless steel throughout the Horage portfolio, which is a significant upgrade from the more common 316L counterpart. It is more corrosion resistant and has a better sheen when polished. At 40mm in diameter, it hits that sweet spot for an all-occasion piece, whether in the boardroom or on the hiking trail.
The exhibition sapphire case back displays the K1 calibre. As a modular design, the K1 retains its dimensions with the removal or addition of core complications (without the use of external modules). The rotor is laser engraved with Horage complemented by the contemporary finish of the bridges.
The dial features large, applied Arabic numerals and diamond cut hour and minute hands with Swiss SuperLuminova® inserts. The lollipop-style seconds hand sports a diamond-shape aperture in line with the Horage logo design cues. An update to the complication sees the big date from Gen. 1 replaced with a power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.
The show stopper is the facet cut, 5-layer (anti-reflective) sapphire crystal. It is an instant eye-catcher that subsequently invites you to look further into the meticulous finish of the dial and case details.
The layering effect of the crystal also creates a visual step that waterfalls into the lug design. The numerals of Gorge Blue and Swiss Pearl are full Super LumiNova ® which come to life in subdued light. Dial colours include Gorge Blue Ray, Brushed Swiss pearl and a warm, refreshing Root Beer with corresponding leather straps in black and brown or 904L stainless steel bracelet.
Case & Dial Case: 904 stainless steel • Diameter: 40mm • Dial: 40mm - Gorge Blue Ray, Brushed Swiss Pearl, Root Beer • Hands: Diamond cut with luminous inserts • Crystal: Facet cut sapphire crystal with 5 anti-reflective coatings • Case Back: Sapphire crystal • Crown: Stainless steel, H marked • Water Resistance: 30 meters • Functions: 3 hands, power reserve indicator
Movement K1 Automatic, 22 jewels, 25,200vph (3.5Hz), 65-hour power reserve, COSC level of accuracy (-4/+6 seconds per day), modular design, tungsten laser edge logo
Strap Strap: Calf leather in black and brown with applied shadow gap logo pin buckle • Bracelet: 904L Stainless steel with butterfly buckle.
Price CHF 2,500