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A NEW KIND OF TOURBILLON

1947

A NEW KIND OF TOURBILLON

In 1947, OMEGA created one of the world’s first tourbillon wristwatch movements, successfully miniaturising one of the most complex mechanisms in watchmaking. Tourbillon movements were always prized for their ability to offset the effect of gravity on timekeeping performance, but were mostly limited to pocket watches due to their technological constraints.

The early OMEGA watch version went on to win numerous illustrious prizes for accuracy and served as proof that tourbillon watch movements had a viable future. Today, OMEGA continues on its pioneering path and is proud to offer the only automatic central tourbillon watch in the world.

World’s first tourbillon wristwatch movement
OMEGA Tourbillon prototype 1946
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