Rare Among The Rare: Lange B-uhr Watches

No. FI 23883, case and movement No. 215224, Mark 2A, manufactured in the 1940s, oversized, central second hand, anti-magnetic function, silver-nickel alloy three-piece case, frosted Polished, pressed case back with fixed number, fixed lugs, black dial, luminous Arabic numeral hour markers, inner ring for hours, outer ring for minutes, concentric settings, 60 minutes at the luminous material triangle Luminous material filled with diamond-shaped hands, Cal.21 ” ‘gold-plated brass movement, 17 rubies, linear lever escapement, truncated bimetal balance, blue steel Breguet balance spring, signed and with Double numbering, case number inside and outside, case diameter 55 mm, thickness 19.5 mm.
[Short Comment] Lange’s B-Uhr watch is relatively rare. This watch uses a silver-nickel alloy dial, which is also relatively rare. The huge crown, the huge Arabic numerals, and even the huge diamond-shaped hands completely filled with luminous material are enough to form an authentic ‘B-Uhr’. However, it also records a snippet of + history. The huge size of 55 mm, coupled with the famous ‘B-Uhr’, is definitely a good collection worthy of collection. If the watch itself is ‘weightful’ enough, then the obvious scratches on the dial are probably the ‘culprit’ of its final pass.

Space Legend Omega Appears In ‘wonderland’ Universe Special Exhibition

On April 27, 2018, the Winter Garden of Yidigang, Beijing, kicked off the special exhibition of ‘Wonderland’ universe with the theme of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Program.

    Here, the Apollo Moon Landing Project, Hubble Telescope, ‘Challenger’ and ‘Columbia’ space shuttle, International Space Station, and so on, these familiar names and events, one by one in our eyes.

     In addition, the Omega Speedmaster watch is an important space exploration equipment for astronauts, and its history with NASA’s space legend also appeared in this exhibition. In addition, Omega will also exhibit three Speedmaster watches and precious historical documents to recall the glorious legendary story with visitors.

Second-generation Speedmaster ‘First Omega Space Watch’
   In 1959, Omega launched a modified Speedmaster series-CK 2998. It retains the symmetrical case and movement 321, but replaces the hands used in the previous work with new ‘beveled’ hands. In addition, the black aluminum speedometer bezel used by the CK 2998 has also become the standard design of Speedmaster watches and is still in use today. In 1962, Mercury astronaut Walter Schiera purchased the CK 2998 watch privately. Subsequently, he wore this Speedmaster watch on the Sigma 7 to perform the Mercury mission, making CK2998 the first An Omega Speedmaster in space. Subsequently, Shila wore this Speedmaster watch on Sigma 7 and performed the Mercury Plan-Hercules 8 mission, making it the first Speedmaster watch to enter space.

The first ‘Moon watch’ of the fourth generation Speedmaster
   In 1969, Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin wore a fourth-generation Omega Speedmaster professional watch to the moon. Since then, this watch has become the first on the moon. The Omega watch worn has won the reputation of ‘Moon watch’. By design, this watch is the first Omega Speedmaster with an asymmetric case to provide extra protection for the crown and buttons. The dial is also engraved with ‘Professional’. This watch is the last watch to use 321 movement.

2017 Speedmaster Professional ‘Moon Watch’
   From the ‘Gemini’ program to today’s International Space Station program, the Speedmaster Professional Chronograph is always the only NASA-certified equipment that can participate in all manned space flight missions. The Omega Speedmaster professional ‘Moon Watch’ exhibited in this exhibition was launched last year, carrying the same 1861 movement that had run on the first moon watch, in tribute to Omega’s extraordinary moon landing legend.
Summary: This exhibition runs from today until the end of June 18. Everyone who loves Omega may wish to take a peek at the Winter Garden of Yidi Port. At the scene, in addition to seeing the wonderful timepieces of the Omega Speedmaster, you can also learn about the human journey of exploring the universe, and there are professional staff to explain for you, and to relive the glorious and legendary history.

The Best Choice For Diving Omega Seahorse Series Ocean Universe ‘deep Ocean Black’ Watch

As early as decades before Omega entered space exploration, it has begun to explore the endless deep ocean. Today, the ocean, which accounts for two-thirds of the Earth’s surface area, is still one of the greatest mysteries on the planet. Omega’s exploration of the ocean has never stopped.

 Earlier this year, Omega launched four new seahorse series ‘Deep Ocean Black’ watches. The new ‘Dark Ocean Black’ watch also represents the further development of Omega’s ceramic watchmaking technology that began in the ‘dark side of the moon’, and has taken a new step in ceramic watchmaking. Each ‘Dark Ocean Black’ watch case is made of a single piece of black ceramic, which is a pioneering action in the Omega Seahorse Marine Universe.

 Omega integrates the GMT time and diving functions to design and create a technologically advanced ‘Dark Sea Black’ series watch (model: 215.92.46.22.01.002), exuding extraordinary charm. As one of the ‘Dark Sea Black’ with blue decorative elements, in my opinion, it is also the most special one of the 4 styles, because blue is the last one that a diver can see when the diving depth reaches 275 meters. Colors.

 The black matte case is made from a single piece of ceramic. At the same time, rubber and ceramic materials are used together for the first time to create a unique unidirectional rotating bezel. The blue rubber is integrated into the 1 to 15-minute scale of the black ceramic bezel. The two materials are perfectly fused, just like one, which is the first time in the history of watchmaking technology.

 The black ceramic dial is equipped with a GMT bezel and blue Arabic numerals. The frosted hands and hour markers are made of white 18K gold. The surface is covered with a white Super-LumiNova luminous coating, which is blue in dark light. And green. The blue hand indicates the second time zone time. At the same time, a date display window is provided at 3 o’clock.

 The luminous coating guarantees easy reading time in any case.

 The black ceramic crown and the blue omega logo on the top of the crown are colored with blue rubber using the same rubber-ceramic fusion technology as the bezel. The crown feels smooth.

 The helium exhaust valve located at 10 o’clock can quickly expel the helium accumulated in the case caused by diving, avoiding the high-pressure ejection of the mirror and the bottom cover to ensure the safety of the case. The top of the helium exhaust valve is also colored with blue rubber.

 Black rubber strap with contrasting blue stitching. Before looking at the data, I always thought it was a fabric strap. The original rubber strap was designed to look like a fabric, and the strap was treated with an antibacterial coating. A ripple pattern is visible on the back of the belt. Strap with ceramic titanium folding clasp.

 The first directional case back adopts Omega’s new patented ceramic ‘Naiad lock’, Omega’s self-produced 8906 coaxial to Zhenzhen Observatory movement, the movement and the watch have passed the certification process approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), Resistant to magnetic field interference up to 15,000 Gauss. Equipped with non-clamping silicon hairspring and double barrel, it can be wound in both directions. Carefully finished, the rotor is rhodium-plated and the splints are decorated with Geneva waves. Provides a 60-hour power reserve.

Summary: With a new combination of ceramic watchmaking technology, zenith observatory certification and a waterproof depth of up to 600 meters, the Omega Seahorse Ocean Universe “Deep Ocean Black” watch is a new top-notch deep-sea diving watch. Its GMT and date display functions are also extremely useful in daily wear. There are 4 watches in the ‘Dark Sea Black’ series. At present, the official domestic price of the blue watch is 84,000 RMB.