The latest generation of Omega Product Identification Codes consists of no less than 14 digits, divided into 6 separate sections. Do these hold any significance?
Yes, of course they do. Using the information below, you will be able to decipher the Omega code in seconds and be a true master of Omega. Or something like that.
SpeedyWatches.com is presenting the latest version of The Omega Code…
The pics pretty much speak for themselves – please click for full size.
Right, clear enough. Let’s put this into practice:
You are looking at the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, reference number 3126.96.36.199.01.003. Now, let’s decipher…
3188.8.131.52.01.003 – the first digits indicate the collection the watch belongs to – in this case, the Moonwatch. The First Omega in Space for example uses the reference number 3184.108.40.206.01.001; the Apollo XVII Last Man on the Moon 3220.127.116.11.99.002. The regular Speedmaster Professional still uses the old code – also explained in the pictures above.
318.104.22.168.01.003 – the second part of the numbering indicates the case material – in this case ‘Other material, non-metal’.
322.214.171.124.01.003 – the third part indicates the case diameter, ’rounded to 2 digits per rules of mathematics’.The Dark Side of the Moon measures a healthy 44.25mm, thus ’44’.
3126.96.36.199.01.003 – the fourth part indicates the type of movement. In fact, it consists of two parts: the first number being description of the type of movement (in this case, mechanical chrono with co-axial) and the second the additional complications – 1 to 9.
3188.8.131.52.01.003 – the fifth part indicates the dial colour, in this case black.
3184.108.40.206.01.003 – the final part is -as Omega puts it- the sequence counter.
Easy right? 😉