The Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges imposes new rules in terms of aesthetics. A quest for volume and a drive for three-dimensionality on a micrometric scale has powered the minds of our engineers and designers until the very moment that their vision materialized.The Bridges have been skeletonized to give them an even more lightweight appearance while their strong lines create perfect visual balance. Made of titanium,they are sandblasted down before receiving a black PVD treatment. The manufacturing of these avant-garde arches requires very special attention to prevent deformation from occurring during their complex production process. When seen from above, they present a slightly oval-shaped cut on each side, a shape that is also present on the skeleton hands.
Acting as a protective dome, the sapphire glass has been created in the shape of an anti-reflective box-like window. Sitting naturally flush against the edge of the case-center (the bezel has been removed), it creates a translucent structure that acts like a window through which the kinetic life it houses may be observed. Made of pink gold with alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces, the case features characteristics exclusive to Haute Horlogerie creations.
The Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges Omega Replica watches features a completely redesigned caliber that is larger than previous versions, yet respects the identity codes of the Tourbillon with Three Bridges: it features a symmetrical design, an aligned gear-train, a tourbillon case at the 6 o’clock position and a micro-rotor mounted under the barrel at the 12 o’clock position. In addition to these features, the GP09400 caliber (consisting of 245 components) incorporates several exclusive developments. Its frequency is of 3 Hz to ensure excellent performance and longevity.
The tourbillon fits a diameter of 14.44 mm. It also presents Haute Horlogerie finishes with recesses and beveled edges. Completing a full rotation in 1 minute, it has been made for the first time from titanium. With a special black color, the balance is variable thanks to gold regulating screws. It features a Phillips terminal curve balance spring. Although it houses 80 components, it has a total weight of only 0.25 grams. The white gold micro-rotor is located entirely under the barrel and not around it as seen with previous Tourbillon with Three Bridges calibers. The power reserve has been increased by integrating a larger barrel drum, which allows a longer spring to be used. The teeth of the drum have been removed and replaced by a gear mounted above it. Engraved, beveled and skeletonized, it features 6 tilted arms, an aesthetic that is also repeated on other gears of the caliber.
On the back, it features an arrow-shaped bridge that spans the entire movement. The ratchet located at the 12 o’clock position is reminiscent of the shape of a lyre. The number 3 and its multiples, in reference to the number of Bridges, is seen throughout the watch’s design.