Limited editions exist for all sorts of different reasons – to celebrate an important company anniversary, an historical event, the debut of a particular iconic watch model, or, most often, simply to create an aura of desirability around a new model. However, sometimes, albeit rarely, a limited edition exists because of inherent rarity of materials or inherent difficulty of craft, and in this case Omega has created a limited edition whose small-batch status stems from both. The Omega First Omega Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition uses 18‴ chronograph movements from 1913 – these, just to be clear, are not reproductions of vintage movements; they’re actual chronograph calibers that have been in storage at Omega since 1913 and which have been assembled and cased in large wristwatch cases styled to recall the very first decades of wristwatch design.