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Equipped with OMEGA’s Co-Axial calibre 8500BASELWORLD 2011 Preview: The OMEGA Hour Vision Blue

OMEGA has created a special watch – the Hour Vision Blue – in support of ORBIS International’s fight against preventable blindness. Working closely with OMEGA on the project is actor and brand ambassador Daniel Craig. The OMEGA Hour Vision Blue wristwatch is a special edition of the stunning Hour Vision. It has a 360° see-through case-body which is set in a robust 41 mm stainless steel outer case.

The Hour Vision Blue is equipped with OMEGA’s Co-Axial calibre 8500, the movement that signalled a revolution in series-produced mechanical watchmaking. The self-winding watch is an officially certified chronometer, a testimony to its precision and performance. Its Co-Axial escapement on three levels means that the hour hand can be adjusted independently of the minute and seconds hands – ideal for travellers who regularly need to change time zones. The Co-Axial movement can be observed through sapphire crystal in the polished, screwed caseback. The Hour Vision Blue is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet.

Adding distinction to the timepiece is its sun-brushed blue dial designed especially for the appropriately named Hour Vision Blue. It has 18 Ct white gold facetted hour, minute and seconds hands and features a date window at 3 o’clock. The OMEGA Hour Vision Blue is presented on a black leather strap.

OMEGA and ORBIS International

OMEGA will donate a minimum of a million dollars to ORBIS International over the next four years and looks forward to its partnership with a remarkable organization that has carried out programs in 88 countries and has trained some 250,000 health care professionals around the world. More than 12 million individuals have received medical care from ORBIS.

All informations about the watch fair: BASELWORLD