After several aquatic themed releases such as the “Seamaster Ultra-Deep” or an updated version of the “Speedmaster 57”, now Omega goes old-school and adds a re-edition of their vintage “CK 859”. This watch is inspired by the 1930's and offers a distinguished look for those that appreciate a dress watch, which can become a conversation piece.The 39mm compact case is made of stainless-steel with vertically brushed surfaces, while mounted to the case is a contrasting polished finish flat bezel.On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It showcases several jewels, blackened screws and is decorated with stripes in Arabesque. The steel circumference has been engraved with the inscriptions “NUMBERED EDITION”, “CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER”, and “CK 859”.It comes equipped with a knurled setting-crown. All topped by a domed, protuberant box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Water-resistance can reach up to 30 meters (100 feet).Time is exhibited on a silver colored dial with hour index markers and the Arabic numerals: 3, 9 and 12. Its overall design is inspired by the Art-Deco stylings that can be traced back to France just before World War I. This is also known as a sector layout which is composed of a series of different precision scales for the hours and minutes, applied in a dark blue hue. These rings have slightly varying nuances although they mostly have a quasi railroad-motif appearance. Omega has kept the watch visually very faithful to the original.Other vintage accurate elements come in the form of the blue sword shaped hands. Plus the period-accurate font and Ω branding logo. There is also a small seconds counter at the 6 o’clock position.
Omega Specialities CK 859
The “Omega Specialities CK 859” (Ref#: 5188.8.131.52.99.002) is powered by the in-house hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 8926 with 29 jewels and 25,200 vph. Power reserve can last up to 72 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on the watch is a light brown vintage-style leather strap, secured by a steel pin buckle. This is a numbered edition, not limited. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.