Baselworld 2011: Omega Ladymatic


The new Omega Ladymatic pitches itself as the perfect symbol for the modern woman and her graceful power. The Ladymatic’s alluring and feminine exterior conceals one of the most revolutionary, accurate and durable automatic movements in the world.

The Ladymatic, like its ambassador Nicole Kidman, exudes glamour in the fluid femininity of its design, based on the abstract concept of a sensual, sinuous wave. The 34 mm case is decorated on its sides with a relief wave pattern over a super-durable ceramic ring, and the bezel boasts 184 full-cut snow-set diamonds with a combined weight of 1.04 carats.

The face of the watch is highlighted by a supernova pattern emanating from the center of the lustrous mother-of-pearl dial. This is set off with a diamond-polished date window at 3 o’clock, with the other 11 hours marked by single-cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.12 carats. The Super-LumiNova-coated hands are wrought from 18 Ct white gold, and the crown is distinguished with a briolette-cut diamond with a weight of 0.08 carat.

The exhibition caseback, uncommon even for a mechanical ladies’ watch, reveals the Co-Axial calibre 8520/8521, which of course is regulated by the Daniels co-axial escapement. In addition, this calibre is equipped with Omega’s exclusive Si 14 silicon balance spring, reflecting Omega’s pioneering role in adapting this new material.

The Omega Ladymatic is water-resistant to 100 meters, and presented with a stainless steel bracelet featuring Omega’s patented 3-row screw-and-pin design with a butterfly clasp.