Automatic Omega watches offer the convenience of being able to don a timepiece to the wrist without having to worry about winding it yourself. As an alternative to manual winding Omega watches and quartz Omega watches, there are many benefits to be had from the automatic watch. The Swiss luxury watchmakers have dedicated years and years of research, technical innovation and skill into creating these fine masterpieces, and ever since the company was founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, they have been renowned for setting benchmarks for the future of watchmaking.
As an official stockist of automatic Omega watches here at Berry’s, we are proud to be able to offer an array of stunning timepieces for all occasions and for all practical needs. From diver watches, to travel companions to the modern dress watch – Omega’s range of automatic watches is unparalleled. Since the company have been associated with luxury and prestige in the 1800’s, it comes as no surprise that Omega use their experience and heritage to bring out the supremacy and excellence of their engineering. Each automatic watch from this collection is fitted with a superior mechanical movement. These perfectly assembled engines are a network of intricately crafted components that all work in harmony with one another – many of which are put on display through sapphire crystal glass exhibition cases. And if you were wondering whether the movements are made in-house – then yes they certainly are. Since Omega first launched their low-friction Co-Axial escapement technology in 1999, their in-house movement program has moved at an incredibly fast pace.
The Omega 8500 Master Co-Axial movement is renowned for its robustness and its ability to withstand magnetic fields of over 15,000 gauss. It is deemed as one of the most sophisticated calibres produced by experts at Omega’s watchmaking facilities in Switzerland. Used in the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean models - the movement offers a 60 hour power reserve and features two mainspring barrels.
The Omega 1861 is another in-house developed movement likely to be seen in many creations from Omega, like the Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”. It is cam switched as opposed to the original version with a traditional column wheel chronograph. The movement does however, carry many of the original 321 features that date back to the pre-moon era.
The Omega 9300 Master Co-Axial movement represents the flagship of Omega’s expert craftsmanship to date. A magnet protection of over 15,000 gauss and a column wheel chronograph are among some of the features of this movement, as well as the co-axial escapement. It is seen implemented on many of the larger watches, like the 43.5mm cases. Both the stopped minute and hour of the chronograph are displayed in the right totalisator of these models. The engine can be found in watches like the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph and the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon.
If you would like to arrange a visit into one of our stores to try on one of our automatic Omega watches, please contact a member of the Berry’s team today who will be more than happy to organise am appointment with you.