At the Baselworld this year, OMEGA has launched two 1948 limited edition watches of the hippocampus series to pay tribute to the 70th anniversary of the birth of the hippocampus series. Today, Omega adds two new precious metal models to the 1948 limited edition of the hippocampus.
The new Hippocampus 1948 platinum limited edition watch is also available in small seconds and central seconds, with a limited edition of 70 pieces each. Both new models are chronometers, not only precision timepieces, but also passed eight rigorous tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
The new platinum watch continues the charming look of the original model, but with slightly different details. The new watch has a platinum dial and gold hands, the small seconds are gold hands, and the central seconds are 18KSedna gold hands.
The movement of the new watch is also similar to the original model, but the specific number is different. The reason may be an improvement and enhancement on the original basis. Both the new Cal.8805 and Cal.8807 movements are equipped with bridges and oscillating weights made of Sedna gold, and their sapphire crystal caseback can be seen at a glance. Each watch also comes with a soft brown leather exclusive case, with an extra leather strap and strap replacement tool.
Omega Seamaster 1948 Platinum Limited Edition
Model: 518.104.22.168.99.001 (small second hand); 522.214.171.124.99.002 (central second hand)
Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 11.65 mm
Case material: Platinum
Dial color: Platinum
Hour markers: gold (small second); 18KSedna gold (central second)
Fluorescence: hands and time scales
Water resistance: 60 meters
Chain strap: green or brown alligator strap, plus extra interchangeable strap
Movement: Cal.8805 (small second hand); Cal.8807 (central second hand)
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds (small seconds or central seconds)
Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm (Cal.8805); 4.7 mm (Cal.8807)
Vibration frequency: 25,200 times / hour (3.5 Hz)
Certified by Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)
List price: 39,500 Swiss francs (small second hand); 39,000 Swiss francs (central second hand)
Limited: 70 pieces of each limited edition