Friday 11 December 2009 – The “Milestone 1941” Collector’s Piece is the ninth release in OMEGA’s Museum Collection. The Museum Collection is the result of OMEGA’s desire to combine the historic values of the brand with its dedication to state-of-the-art horological standards. Each year, the OMEGA Museum Collection selects one classic timepiece – it has to be more than fifty years old – and honours it with a reissue blending its design excellence with OMEGA’s tradition of innovative contemporary watchmaking.
The “Milestone 1941” is based on OMEGA’s reference “CK 2080”, a stainless steel watch launched in 1938 and favoured by high-ranking military officers. The specific watch which inspired the ninth member of the Museum Collection was delivered in 1941 and sold at the Omegamania Auction in 2007. While the new watch has been designed with the utmost respect for its predecessor, it incorporates OMEGA’s state-of-the-art Co-Axial technology and exquisite materials.
It has a discreet 38 mm 18 Ct white gold case and is presented on a black alligator strap with an 18 Ct white gold buckle.
The blend of traditional watchmaking design with contemporary horological innovation is striking: the “Milestone 1941” is driven by an exclusive OMEGA calibre 3203. The manual-winding chronograph is a COSC-certified chronometer and features OMEGA’s Co-Axial escapement with a free sprung balance as well as a column wheel chronograph mechanism.
The “Milestone 1941” has a varnished black dial with a telemetric scale on its first outer ring graduated in kilometres per hour, a minute track on its second outer ring and a “snail” tachymetric scale on the inner ring based on 1000 units per hour. The watch’s hour track features numerals and indexes which have been coated with Super-LumiNova.
There are two sub-dials: a 30 minute chronograph recorder at 3 o’clock and small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The classic white skeletonised hour and minute hands are filled with Super-LumiNova making the Milestone 1941 easily readable in all light conditions.
The OMEGA Museum Collection Collector’s Piece Number 9, “Milestone 1941” is delivered in a special museum box and is produced in a limited edition of 1941 pieces.