Mechanical Watch Makers worldwide have had an ongoing battle with the effects of magnetism on their prime timepieces. OOMEGA has unveiled their answer to the problem with the Seamaster Aqua Terra. Unlike other efforts to combat the effects of magnetism, the OMEGA movement does not rely on a protective container inside the watchcase but on the use of selected non-ferromagnetic materials in the movement itself. Even after exposure to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss, the timepieces equipped with this revolutionary movement still perform at a chronometric level as defined by COSC.
At the heart of the watch is the OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 8508, one of the most dramatic technological innovations in recent memory. It is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss), far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous watch movement and solving a problem that has challenged watchmakers for many decades.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss is a 41.50 mm stainless steel Co-Axial chronometer presented on either a matching bracelet or a brown leather strap. It has a slightly yellowed lacquered black dial, sun-brushed from the centre and decorated with the distinctive vertical lines that define OMEGA’s popular Aqua Terra collection. The yellow transferred legend, “> 15’000 GAUSS” identifies the watch as a very special timepiece. For more info head over to OMEGA Watches.