Located in Grenchen, a Swiss watchmaking town between Bill and Solothurn, Omega has opened a new movement production line, which is dedicated to the production of Omega’s own 9300/9301 Axis chronograph movement. This movement is manufactured with Omega’s unique coaxial escapement device as its core. The first movement equipped with this device announced a major change in the field of mechanical watchmaking when it was released in 1999. The new Omega movement production line from Grenchen represents the perfect fusion of automatic precision performance and exquisite manual watchmaking technology, and has become an excellent production place for innovative mechanical watch movements.
Revolutionary mechanical watch movement
Compared with other movements that have been released in recent years, Omega’s own 9300/9301 coaxial timing movement has attracted wider attention from consumers and the media. The reason is, in part, because it is equipped with this machine. The core watch is significantly different from other Omega models in dial design. Unlike classic Speedmaster watches and other Omega chronographs, which usually have three small dials, chronographs equipped with the 9300/9301 movement only have two small dials-the small seconds dial is still at 9 o’clock. Position, while the 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph hands are located on the small dial at 3 o’clock. This innovative design makes reading timing times more intuitive.
The two timing control buttons can perform their functions completely independently, thereby avoiding the potential risks of improper operation for the timing system. The timing control button also has extremely strong shock resistance.
2007 Omega launched its brand-made coaxial movement for the first time in 2007. The 9300/9301 movement is the first movement in this family with a chronograph function. The coaxial escapement in the movement is equipped with a new escapement wheel made of LIGA technology. This escapement wheel is made of nickel-phosphorus alloy, non-magnetic, and has lower inertia and more efficient power transmission. performance. The non-magnetic DECLAFOR alloy balance with special shape and four micro-adjusting screws is made by a variety of patented technologies.
同轴 The Omega coaxial escapement is used in conjunction with the cardless balance spring, which is very different in function from the traditional lever escapement with fast and slow clips. The vibration frequency of the watch can be adjusted by changing the moment of inertia of the balance wheel. This adjustment can be achieved by four gold miniature adjustment screws on the balance wheel. This design avoids the interference caused by the contact between the balance spring and the speed clip, thereby ensuring that the coaxial escapement brings long-term stability to the watch. Reduced friction means that the need for lubricating oil is basically eliminated, so the coaxial movement has a longer maintenance cycle. The watch equipped with the 9300/9301 coaxial movement is also equipped with a silicon hairspring, which enjoys a warranty of up to 4 years.
整体 The overall longitudinal wheel device is beautifully presented through the three apertures on the movement board bridge. Its adjustment of the timing function is clearly visible through the sapphire case back.
Same extraordinary production line as 9300/9301 coaxial movement
建筑 The construction area of Omega’s dedicated movement factory in Grunchen amounts to 1,000 square meters. Before entering the production workshop, visitors are required to wear dustproof clothing, hair hats and shoe covers as required. The strict use of dust-proof clothing and high-performance air filtration system greatly ensure the cleanliness of the indoor environment of the workshop.
An Omega 9300/9301 coaxial movement has 336 components. The extraordinary precision operation required to finally assemble these components into a movement is amazing, and human factors are indispensable. Many steps of the movement assembly process need to be completed manually, and the quality of each movement will be rigorously inspected by team professionals.
The adjustment process of the balance without balance spring reflects the combination of manual and mechanical. The calibration process is done manually, and it is this unique manual calibration that enables fine-tuning to be so amazingly efficient and precise. During the assembly process, team professionals use high-tech tools to manually adjust the four miniature screws. Every movement has been pre-adjusted when it is offline, and the daily error is only about 3 seconds. Every coaxial movement produced here has been awarded the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC).
This movement factory adopts the latest scientific and technological achievements developed in-house by the Swiss Swatch Group partner ETA, and its electric linear axis has great flexibility. Highly automated production means unprecedented levels of monitoring and data collection, as well as ensuring that every movement can be tracked.
Swiss official observatory certification (COSC) numbers are marked on the balance wheel bridge of the movement-the number is connected to a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip. When a movement returns to Omega to accept warranty and after-sales service, professional customer service staff Full information on its production and assembly processes will be available.
Inherit the proud tradition and look forward to a glorious future
高效 The highly efficient and automated operation process of the Glenn Omega movement factory and the pride of work shown by skilled watchmakers will make everyone who visits here move. For Omega, a watchmaker who named its brand with its own movement more than a century ago, technological innovation is essential for every timepiece, but at the same time, the professionals behind the watchmaking Always the core and soul of the brand.