Director Christopher Nolan’s attention to detail is legendary, and his latest movie “Dunkirk” has excited many moviegoers. In the film, Tom Hardy, who plays the Royal Air Force pilot, mentions his watch from time to time. Like me, sharp-eyed watch enthusiasts also regard this watch as Cheap Omega Replica Watches. Specifically, this watch is the Omega CK2129, which is the story behind it.
For those readers who are not familiar with the 2017 Dunkirk film, this film tells the story of Dunkirk’s withdrawal during World War II. Dunkirk is the name of a beach in France. In 1940, the Allied forces were trapped there by the Germans and were in desperation.
Reliable time control is an important aspect of war, so watch is a very important tool. They are particularly important for pilots because they rely on watch navigation. In Dunkirk, we can see that Hardy’s character largely depends on his watch, which plays an important role in the movie. (Spurious reminder) This is not a true spoiler, but the most critical role of this watch (perhaps the clearest shot) is that when his fuel gauge is damaged, he lets another pilot read the fuel and Record the time on the aircraft dashboard.
The watch chosen for Hardy’s character is the Omega CK2129. It is appropriate to choose an Omega watch because Swiss Omega Watches is said to provide about half of the watches for the Royal Air Force. In addition, the Omega CK2129 is the most commonly worn Omega watch worn by British Royal Air Force personnel during World War II. It is estimated that during the Second World War, Omega delivered a total of more than 110,000 watches to the British Ministry of Defense to support its army.
The origin of Omega CK2129 appeared in January 1940, shortly after the start of World War II. At that time, the Royal Air Force decided that it needed a watch with a rotating panel and asked Omega Replica Watches to make 2000 such watches. By rotating the baffle, pilots can calculate and calculate time events more easily and accurately. The Omega CK2129 watch was finally delivered in March of the same year.
The Omega CK2129 is designed for ease of use and readability. It has a cream-colored dial, a blue pointer, a huge Arabic time stamp, a large rotating dial, and two oversized crowns. These two huge crowns allow pilots to easily manipulate and turn the watch while wearing gloves. In addition, the second crown at 4 o’clock was used to lock the rotating frame so that it would not misread the time by accidental collisions inside the aircraft cabin.
The Omega CK2129 is powered by Omega Caliber 23.4 SC, a hand-wound movement that was used in many other Fake Omega Watches models at the time. Its most notable is its central second hand, which is useful for timing short events under a minute. It beats at 2.5 Hz and has an energy reserve of about 40 hours.
The CK2129 is not the only watch Omega offers to the British Army. In the early years of World War II, the CK2129 was very popular among RAF pilots and was widely used, but the difference in the world’s most widely used watch would eventually be attributed to the Omega CK2292.
Like the previous CK2129, the Omega CK2292 is also designed for legibility. This is a fairly large watch. Its time is about 33 millimeters. There is an easy-to-read blue pointer and a huge Arabic time stamp on a creamy dial. The difference with CK2129 is exercise. Omega CK2292 uses a more sophisticated calibre of 30T2 and performed well in the Observatory’s test. With the new alloy used in the balance spring, the Calibre 30T2 is also more resistant to magnetic fields, which is especially beneficial for pilots of hurricanes and Spitfire fighters who sit near powerful engines and generate huge magnetic fields.
During the Second World War, Omega Replica continued to supply watches. After the war, Omega provided the soldiers with a CK2444 watch. It has a waterproof case that makes it useful for combat troops at the beach and at sea, and it uses the same highly reliable caliber 30T2 as the previous CK2292. Due to its waterproof casing, the Ministry of Defense engraved the word “w – w” on the back of the shell of the Omega CK2444 watch. w stands for “waterproof watch.”
Among them, CK2444 is obvious. Because it is used by the general armed forces and not by the Air Force, it is only equipped with a central second hand and has an auxiliary second hand. It also has a black dial. Nevertheless, it is still legible due to its thick sword-shaped hands and white Arabic-sized markers.
In this regard, it goes without saying that the role of Omega in World War II is important – of course, other watch manufacturers have also played an important role, but this is a longer story of another article. In addition, for Omega, their participation in the war also helped them improve their watchmaking skills and improve their manufacturing techniques and processes. This will help them create such iconic works as “Speed Master” and “Voyager”. We all know that the former passed the NASA certification and became the first watch on the moon.
At the same time, Dunkirk also consolidated the reputation of director Nolan. He paid attention to details. In addition to Dunkirk searching for Hardy’s Omega CK2129 watch, Nolan also reportedly told Harry Stiles, who played a British soldier in the film, that he had misplaced his boot’s shoelaces. Soldiers of that era would use it. Different ways to tie them together. We can also assume that Nolan was a “gatekeeper” because he also used mechanical watches as the centerpiece of his previous blockbusters, just as we noticed when we saw Hamilton watches in the movie Interstellar.
But more importantly, Dunkirk is a great movie. Of all the movies I watched this summer, it’s easy to be listed as one of the best films. In fact, I can even say that this is one of the best war movies ever. The appearance of the Omega CK2129 is certainly a nice addition, but most importantly, Dunkirk is a true and beautiful shot. If you haven’t caught it yet, grab it.