PIC explained

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.

Omega Reference Numbers (PIC) Explained

Omega Reference Numbers (PIC) Explained

SpeedyWatches.com is presenting the latest version of The Omega Code…

The pics pretty much speak for themselves – please click for full size.

Omega Reference Numbers (PIC) Explained

Omega Reference Numbers (PIC) Explained

Right, clear enough. Let’s put this into practice:

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 311.92.44.51.01.003

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 311.92.44.51.01.003

You are looking at the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, reference number 311.92.44.51.01.003. Now, let’s decipher…

311.92.44.51.01.003 – 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 311.32.40.30.01.001; the Apollo XVII Last Man on the Moon 311.30.42.30.99.002. The regular Speedmaster Professional still uses the old code – also explained in the pictures above.

311.92.44.51.01.003 – the second part of the numbering indicates the case material – in this case ‘Other material, non-metal’.

311.92.44.51.01.003 – 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’.

311.92.44.51.01.003 – 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.

311.92.44.51.01.003 – the fifth part indicates the dial colour, in this case black.

311.92.44.51.01.003 – the final part is -as Omega puts it- the sequence counter.

Easy right? 😉

One Response to PIC explained

  1. Stephen I. GROSSMAN says:

    Dear Sirs:
    I have a Speedmaster (two links removed otherwise band new, box and papers).
    The watch commemorates ‘first lunar landing 1969’ with embroidered circular patch.
    Included in the package is a certificate signed by Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (ret); Former NASA astronaut, Gemini VI & IX, Apollo X, Apollo-Soyuz.
    The watch is a limited edition 1867/2000 noted on the side of the case.
    Is there an exceptional value to this watch????
    Thank you,
    S.I.G.

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