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Omega New Products At Baselworld 2016

Tags: Amagnetism, Baselworld, Baselworld 2016, Constellation, METAS certification, Omega, Planet Ocean, Speedmaster


Omega challenged itself by creating the METAS certification introduced last year. This new protocol of tests applied to every watch gathers 8 criteria including resisting to an antimagnetic field of 15'000 gauss, the strongest on the market. Because of it, Omega works hard to replace a maximum of parts reacting to magnetic fields. This process implies revising all the (mechanical) movements to make them antimagnetic. And the catalog counts dozens of them. It is then a huge effort that the engineers have to make to achieve the goal of an entire METAS certified production in 2020. This year, 6 new calibers were introduced, most of them being modified versions of existing ones. Among them is the new caliber 8800 that will replace the first co-axial caliber ever produced industrially, the 2500. The new 8922 is also interesting as it is one the very rare annual calendar displaying the month with a hand. It was integrated in the Globemaster with its « pie pan » dial which facets indicate the month. The platinum version is for instance available in a limited edition of 52 pieces in platinum for 46'000.- Swiss francs.

Of course, Omega’s legend is the Speedmaster, aka the « Moonwatch », that comes every year in a large variation of new versions. This year, many colors and combination of materials were presented. As for instance this grey ceramic with yellow and green ceramic bezel that caught the eye of many aficionados. Or this entirely blue version that also was very appreciated. What matters here is the fact that Omega masters always better the manufacturing at large scale of the materials it introduced these last years such as the liquid metal, the Sedna gold or the ceramic. One splendid « Grey side of the moon » version with a dial made out of meteorite deserves a special applause. But take note that this model won’t be able to last after 2020 because of the major influence magnetic fields have on the dial. To finish with the Speedmaster new products, a re-release of a « premoon » Speedmaster from 1959 was presented with the manual winding caliber 1861 and the same design as the original. Called CK2998 as the name of the steel used to manufacture its case, it is available in a limited edition of 2998 units for 5'600.- Swiss francs.

Omega also totally revamped its diving Planet Ocean collection introducing many aesthetical new features in terms of colors, design and materials. The Biel-based manufacture succeeded in particular in producing titanium dials, a highly difficult operation as the metal is very sensitive. Omega introduced a new antibacterial rubber strap that took 2 years of research and development with 2 external suppliers. Contrary to appearances, the manufacturing of the strap is quite complex.



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  • sooraj sargam

    sooraj sargam

    beauty beyond time.

    Jul 15, 2017

  • Hamid Taza

    Hamid Taza

    omega the stelle boutfell

    Apr 30, 2017

  • Altex lan

    Altex lan

    Omega is just using ETA part. just like other swiss watch. what is the big deal.?

    Jan 15, 2017

  • OG Wavy

    OG Wavy

    well done Omega!

    Dec 28, 2016

  • Rae Gaoat

    Rae Gaoat

    +TheWATCHES.tv can't really find the watch from 0:51 on Omega's website. What's the reference number? Thanks!

    Nov 15, 2016

  • Greg Mieg

    Greg Mieg

    Why not just put a faraday cage or net behind the meteorite face to stop the electromagnetic interference? No need to stop production after 2020

    Oct 25, 2016

  • TiltWizard

    TiltWizard

    Always wanted a a Wind movement, just love how air can be used to power my watch :^)

    Oct 03, 2016

  • vsboy25

    vsboy25

    they look so well built.

    Sep 18, 2016

  • Johannes R

    Johannes R

    Heck that guy is hard to understand

    Jul 31, 2016

  • Edward Kenway

    Edward Kenway

    goddamn it I am muting this video I can't understand a damn word he is saying

    Jul 23, 2016

  • Alexander

    Alexander

    New speedys are fantastic. New PO's....... ehh

    Jun 06, 2016

  • SENGVIN

    SENGVIN

    we just Fuckus on ... lol

    May 28, 2016

  • AnimeVideoEditor

    AnimeVideoEditor

    Where is the Moonwatch ( Moonphase) with the Blue dial ):?

    May 24, 2016

  • suraj801

    suraj801

    i cant understand what this guy is saying! his accent is so hard to understand!

    May 24, 2016

  • Mike W

    Mike W

    Umm....I'm an Omega fan but these new 2016 watches don't really do it for me. Too many limited editions, and not sure how that PO comes ever close to looking better than the orange bezel/orange rubber strap version... Mike

    May 21, 2016

  • Neo Dawn

    Neo Dawn

    2016 omega watch designs are stunners.

    Apr 30, 2016

  • gmshadowtraders

    gmshadowtraders

    What a rip-off of other watch brands like Rolex and JLC....for shame Omega, whatever happened to originality or innovation? You are just a pretender. Movements you have down perfectly but presentation I'm afraid lacks the direction.

    Apr 22, 2016

  • SAMR33

    SAMR33

    The meteor dial speed master is stunning!

    Apr 21, 2016

  • sciuridae

    sciuridae

    Hey guys, cool watch shirts here: teechip.com/watchenthusiast enjoy :)

    Apr 18, 2016

  • Vadim Don

    Vadim Don

    You said "many limited editions as usual" which is exactly the problem omega has: too many limited editions and they are loosing the value

    Apr 09, 2016


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