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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW ESCAPEMENT

1999

12 April

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW ESCAPEMENT

Signalling a turning point in mechanical watchmaking, OMEGA released the industry’s first practical new watch escapement in some 250 years – the Co-Axial escapement. Using smaller contact surfaces, the Co-Axial escapement produces less friction and requires less lubrication, making it far more reliable than traditional movements.

Developed by inventor George Daniels (1926 – 2011), the Co-Axial escapement was both a leap forward in watchmaking and a symbol of OMEGA’s on-going dedication to the pioneering spirit.

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De Ville watch with a Co-Axial escapement
George Daniels, inventor of the Co-Axial escapement
OMEGA Co-Axial watch escapement
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