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Omega’s first movement with a seal

Now, prior to a motion can start analyzing for the METAS acceptance, it first needs to pass the chronometer tests under the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). So the METAS test isn’t an alternate to the COSC chronometer certificate, but instead an extra one.
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The 8 METAS standard tests: Average daily precision of the eye Function of the COSC-approved motion during exposure to 15,000 Gauss magnetic field Function of the watch during exposure to stated 15,000 magnetic field Deviation of Everyday precision after exposure to 15,000 magnetic field Water resistance Electricity book Deviation of rate between 100 percent and 33% of power book Deviation of rate in six Distinct positions For the Calibre 8900, the tests included a simulation of actions while wearing the watch, to be able to demonstrate immunity to magnetic and water fields. The watch went magnetic field to calculate its precision that was chronometric after 24 hours. These tests had to be done in six different positions and under two alternating temperature zones. So in case you’ve got a Master Chronometer watch, rest assured it is exceedingly precise and has field resistance of 15,000 Gauss, water-resistance of 150 metres, and a power reserve of 60 hours.

Omega vs Rolex: Historical Value and Exclusivity

The Omega Seamaster is an icon in itself. In fact, it has been the official timepiece for the Olympics and has been used across the North Pole for momentous traveling by Ralph Plaisted, one of the guys to travel a surface traverse across the thin ice of North Pole. The watch brand also includes collections like the Omega Speedmaster — that the first-ever watch worn on the moon, also, of course, who can forget the Omega Constellation and Omega De Ville, just two of Omega’s well-received dressy wrist watches.
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ROLEX Rolex Deepsea Challenge with filmmaker James Cameron / Photo from Rolex Indeed, Rolex has its own success story that starts from the building of an empire of brand loyalists and mining to preservation across the globe. Its initial success attained new heights when in 1953, explorers and mountaineers Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to conquer Mount Everest while sporting the Rolex Oyster Perpetual. The agenda to place his watch brand of wildsdorf did not end there. Such as being underwater to a depth of 10,916 meters in the Mariana Trench rolex timepieces have delivered breakthrough results in deep-sea experiments. The Rolex Submariner is designed for divers to allow them to read their immersion time.

The evolution of Omega Seamaster over 300 years

We understand that the best progress in technology have occurred because of wars. The development of this Omega Seamaster 300 depended upon precisely the aspects. The watch is counted one of the dip watches category. Its highlight, therefore, has been its capacity where watches failed to work submerged. Watch gaskets neglected as the temperature dropped submerged body. Omega looked for inspiration in precisely the place they needed to; submarines.
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It was given the capability by the gaskets. And it could withstand temperatures! The opinion worked to cut the story short, like none other did, and it functioned. This gave an effortless seal of approval to it and clarifies the exclusive supply of watches Omega provides to SBS. The initial Seamaster was altered by the Rolex Submariner as an easy alternative. But Omega looks and got itself back in the game by enhancing its watch radically, both in specs. The water resistance meant it could easily rival Rolex’s Submariner in most facets. Along with the extra benefit of featuring it on Mr. Brosnan’s wrist has been exactly the edge which helped grab the fame it has.
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The watch has been much more attributes and style included as well with developed. Omega took things too by introducing the Earth Sea that boasts water immunity. But, regardless of the or the fact that the Omega Speedmaster has actually been around the moon, the Omega Seamaster Professional nevertheless remains the company’s flagship series.
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SEAMASTER DIVER 300M EDITION 007

IT’S BACK!

Just a few weeks before the official release of the new adventures of the famous British spy, the Biel-based firm is adding a robust watch with a vintage look to its catalogue, developed in collaboration with Daniel Craig.

Inseparable since GoldenEye in 1995, the Omega Seamaster and James Bond continue their adventures on the big screen this year. Indeed, the famous British secret agent finds the iconic watchmaker cut out for the big screen in No Time to Die, the 25th opus in the saga, due for release in April 2020. The British actor Daniel Craig who plays the spy for the 5th and last time, took part in designing this new Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 which will join the firm’s catalogue in February.

omega seamaster diver 300m 007 lifestyleThe time elements—hours, minutes and seconds—are delivered by the Omega 8806, a self-winding mechanical movement which provides 55 hours of power reserve and has Master Chronometer certification, a guarantee of resistance and reliability.

This Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 can be worn either with a Milanese mesh bracelet made of titanium or a NATO with dark brown, sand beige and medium grey stripes.

Price: CHF9,200  omegawatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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SEAMASTER DIVER 300M JAMES BOND LIMITED EDITION

A COMPANION FOR JAMES BOND

Strong ties have linked the Bienne brand with our favorite spy for more than twenty years, ties that today have given birth to a new limited series which contains references to the most famous of cinematographic series.

omega seamaster diver 300 james bond closeupThe black ceramic dial is covered with a PVD coating, also black, decorated with a spiral motif inspired by the gun barrel we find in the title sequence of every James Bond adventure. The open sword hour and minute hands are in yellow gold and coated with Super-LumiNova®, as are the central second hand, finished with a dash of red, and the indexes. In addition, the time marker at 12 o’clock is a reinterpretation of the spy’s family coat of arms. At 6 o’clock the number 7 on the date disc is in the 007 font.

Price: 6,450 CHF omegawatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA ULTRA LIGHT

LIGHT AS AIR

With its shell made of innovative ultra-lightweight materials and its unique crown, this new sports watch developed by the Biel/Bienne-based watchmaker focuses on comfort and ergonomic design.

Wearing a watch during sporting activities often poses a handicap rather than a pleasure. The weight hinders movement and the crown affects joints and ligaments in the wrist. Now, thanks to innovations developed by Omega with the help and advice of its ambassador, Northern Irish golf champion Rory McIlroy, sport and watchmaking have become one with the creation of a new model: the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light.

omega seamaster aquaterra ultra light casebackThe Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light is worn with a strap made of textured rubber with color stitching on the edges or fabric, both in black.

Price: 48,500 CHF omegawatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER

A DIVER’S WATCH IN ORANGE

The Planet Ocean collection which encompasses the Seamaster family welcomes two new recruits – an automatic three-hand and a chronograph – which each reinterpret the orange shade which decorated the first pieces produced in 2005

At Baselworld in 2005, a new piece by Omega drew onlookers to its stand: a watch named Seamaster Planet Ocean with a bezel, Arabic numerals for the hours and strap all colored bright orange and a water resistance up to a depth of 600 m.

14 years later, Omega has drawn inspiration from this color for two new models, a three-hand and a chronograph, both automatic with a date. However, the shade of this Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer is more subtle and more reddish.

omega seamaster planet ocean 600 master chronometer closeupThe 45.5 mm case of the chronograph is also made of steel. Its ceramized titanium dial is punctuated with two counters: the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the hour and minute counter at 3 o’clock. The date is located at 6 o’clock. These functions are regulated by the Omega 9900 caliber which offers the same power reserve as the model above. The same goes for the straps with one change to the colors of the NATO strap which combines four gray and orange stripes and one white stripe.

Price: 8,300 CHF (chronograph on steel) – 8,000 CHF (chronograph on NATO) – 6,450 CHF (three hands on steel) – 6,150 CHF (three hands on NATO). omegawatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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DE VILLE TRESOR

BLUE DENIM EFFECT

Available in store in August, the new De Ville Trésor has a slim steel profile and a denim blue face on which the pattern resembles the weave of the popular fabric.

Created in 1949, the Trésor collection of the Biel/Bienne-based watchmaker Omega has recently experienced a revival. This beautiful renaissance has transformed it into a fully-fledged range comprising elegant yet classic models, aimed at men and women, incorporated into the De Ville product family. Released at the end of May and available in store in August, the new steel De Ville Trésor joins the ranks.

omega deville tresor steel profileThe polished steel case measures 40 mm in diameter and houses the Omega 8910 calibre, a manual-winding mechanical Master Chronometer-certified movement offering a power reserve of 72 hours. Its Geneva stripes can be seen through the transparent case back.

The De Ville Trésor also exists in an even more embellished version with a band of brilliant-cut diamonds set on the bezel.

Price: 6,400 CHF (steel) – 11,700 CHF (diamond-set steel) omegawatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN ULTRA DEEP

TO THE OCEAN DEPTHS

With the help of technology, the limits are constantly being pushed back. Thanks to this expertise, Omega has produced a watch that is capable of reaching a record-breaking depth of 10,928 m.

The oceans cover 70% of our planet. However, it is estimated that over 75% of the deep seabed still remains to be explored. Every voyage to the Mariana Trench is an event in itself. Until now, its explored depth was 10,908 meters. This year, with the help of his high-tech submarine, Limiting Factor, Victor Vescovo descended to a record-breaking depth of 10,928 meters. During this dizzy descent into the cold, dark realm, Omega provided three Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep watches. Two of them were fastened to the articulated arms, the third was attached to a probe sent to collect data. All of them were subject to a pressure of 1500 bar.

omega seamaster planet ocean ultra deep casebackAfter this historic dive, the Seamasters and their 8912 automatic calibers underwent ten days of strict testing within the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and all three passed the Master Chronometer tests.

All the technical innovations developed for the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep will be used in future developments of the brand.

Price: Not for sale omegawatches.com

By Dan Diaconu