The Omega Co-Axial Escapement Explained

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The Omega Co-Axial Escapement Explained

Postby koimaster » June 30th 2017, 10:43am

A Technical Perspective – The Omega Co-Axial Escapement Fully Explained

The idea sprouted some 40 years ago in the genius mind of a British master craftsman, who worked his way up to become one of the greatest watchmakers of the 20th century. Following numerous attempts to find an escapement that would perform better than the century-old lever escapement, George Daniels eventually designed the “Co-Axial”. This superlative escapement is now at the heart of the vast majority of Omega’s watches and a key element in meeting the remarkable quality requirements set by the brand.

The escapement is without doubt one of the most critical parts of a watch, the brain of the movement if you will, although some consider it the heart. It is the device that determines at what speed the energy from the main spring is released. It works in conjunction with the oscillator, giving impulses to power it. In return, it is regulated by the oscillator. Its role is critical in the ongoing quest for greater precision, stability and durability of a watch movement. ... rspective/

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