, It was not easy to discover the highlights at Baselworld this year. This was not because there were few. Instead of the trend away from the obvious bold went this year to technical innovation. In other words: The watches aficionado had to look again more closely, to discover the sensations. And then there was to discover some notable innovations. One of the most exciting of which delivered Omega off – and that even though this innovation had announced itself. Because already in the year 2013, Omega presented the first actually anti magnetic movement of history: the 8508, which was equipped with the innovative co-axial escapement. At that time, the novelty was still strictly limited. Now the Biel have started a real Fireworks and made a family from the one of a kind: the master co-axial calibre. To the family include the axial caliber 8400/8401 and 8500, 8511-8520, which are all – to former co-axial resistant works – in contrast to magnetic fields of over 15 000 Gauß.
That small “master” on the dial gives it away: works here Omega’s newest generation of caliber
This is the non-magnetic technology in a range of varied timekeepers in different sizes and designs available. The special feature of the technology: Unlike these movements not rely to other efforts in the fight against magnetism on a protective panel inside of the case, but the use of selected non-ferrous materials in the movement itself. The first step on the way to a non-magnetic Watch 2008 was the launch of Si14 Silicon sprung balance. Shafts and pins the caliber consist of Nivagauss. In the co-axial escapement used steel plates were replaced with non-magnetic plates and also made the spring of shock absorber of an amorphous material. Gradually, this technology will be part of all watches from Omega.
For example also in the new Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M. The new sportsman is optionally available with 38.5 millimeters, or 41.5 mm housing. These are either two-tone stainless steel and red or yellow gold or in a version made of a discreet stainless steel. The brushed and polished case is rounded off by a polished bezel and a frosted Crown.
The painted black, silver, blue, gray or Champagne Dial has the vertical “teak concept”-strips, which are generally associated with the timekeepers of the Aqua Terra collection in conjunction. Rhodium-plated or made of gold existing indexes complement each other excellently with the faceted Central hours, minutes and seconds hands, which distinguish themselves through diamond-polished sides and a contrasting brushed top. The Central seconds hand of 41.5 mm model is painted Orange, rhodium-plated or made of gold. A domed, scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides protects the dial of the Seamaster Aqua Terra master co-axial.
The sporty timepiece is equipped with a brushed and polished bracelet with butterfly clasp or a brown or blue leather strap.
On the polished screw-down Caseback, its Sapphire Crystal co-axial reveals the master calibre 8500 inside, find yourself a ‘Si14’- and a “anti-magnetic > 15’000 GAUSS”-engraved.
Technology meets jewelry: also AT small, decorative is equipped with non-magnetic clockwork
Technology for women
As a small, but no less beautiful sisters have the Seamaster Aqua Terra models in a 34-millimeter format their appearance.
Is available in a two-tone stainless steel and Sedna – or yellow gold or in a fine stainless steel version. It is a precious metal bracelet matched to the housing or with a White Leather Bracelet with mother of Pearl effect. The Matt White mother of pearl dial is adorned with twelve diamond indexes in rhodium-plated versions made of gold. Rounding out the dial by a polished or fully set with diamonds bezel with Matt screwed Crown.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M is the master co-axial caliber 8520 driven, what the clock also the antimagnetic concept of Omega is.
In all versions is the Seamaster Aqua Terra master co-axial as’s line name suggests that up to 15 bar, so mathematically 150 meters, waterproof.