Launched in 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. Paying tribute to its predecessor, “Milestone 1941” 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.
There are two small dials on the dial: at 3 o’clock in the 30 minutes chronograph subdial at 9 o’clock and small seconds subdial. Classic white hollow pointer and minute hands covered with luminous coating, ensure that the “Milestones 1941″ watch can display the time clearly in any light environment.
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.