If watch fans choose to ‘resurrect’ a famous movement, then the Omega 321 movement must be one of them. This precise and elegant chronograph movement has been highly sought after since the 1940s and is still the target of many watch collectors around the world. Today, Omega announced the reproduction of the classic 321 movement, and the iconic movement was successfully ‘resurrected’ more than 50 years later.
2019 new Omega 321 movement
Original 321 movement is famous for its exquisite design. In 1957, the first Omega Speedmaster watch was equipped with movement 321. In fact, this movement was used in several Omega Seamaster watches in the early days. The 321 movement uses an integrated column wheel, which has very strict requirements for the fineness of the movement structure and the watchmaking process. Therefore, this classic design also greatly enhances the technical value of the movement, making it a favorite of watch collectors.
In addition to the exquisite movement structure, the original 321 movement also carries significant historical significance. The Omega Speedmaster ST105.003 watch is equipped with this movement and has passed the rigorous tests of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Watch ‘, and accompanied astronaut Edward White on the first US’ space walk ‘mission. The Omega’s first watch on the moon, the Speedmaster ST105.012, is also equipped with this classic movement.
Original Omega 321 movement
精准 To accurately reproduce this prestigious classic movement, Omega has established a team of experts consisting of researchers, developers, historians and skilled watchmakers. The entire project took more than two years and was kept strictly confidential. The team even named the project ‘Alaska11’, which was the code name used by Omega in the 1960s and 1970s in cooperation with NASA.
米 Omega is based on the second-generation 321 movement, and has done a lot of research on its historical data and original design to restore the movement structure as accurately as possible. In addition, Omega has also used tomography imaging technology to study the Speedmaster ST105.003 watch worn by Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene ‘Gene’ Cernan in 1972. Eugene Cernan is the last human to land on the moon, and his Speedmaster is housed in the Omega Museum in Bienne. The 321 movement in this watch provides an important technical reference for the engraving. Therefore, the new 321 movement can accurately restore the unique and iconic design of the original movement to pay tribute to the history of the Omega Speedmaster.
Omega Global President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann said: ‘We are pleased to see that the 321 movement is loved by many watch fans. In 1968, Omega produced the last batch of 321 movements, but about this The discussion of the movement has never stopped, enough to prove how special it is. Therefore, Omega has put a lot of effort into reproducing this movement. We can also satisfy the wishes of watch fans, we are also very excited. ‘
The new 321 movement will begin production at the Omega headquarters in Bill. The difference is that the entire production process of this movement will be carried out in the 321 movement workshop specially designed by Omega. The assembly of each movement, as well as the assembly of watch cases and strap accessories, will be made by the same watchmaker. In the coming months, Omega will continue to share the latest progress and information about this movement with watch fans.