Omega creates a buzz with a totally anti-magnetic movement
25 June, 2014 at 9:14 am in Business
Although full details won't be revealed until Baselworld at end April, replica Omega Planet Ocean couldn't wait to lift a corner of the veil, and convened an international press conference in Geneva to present the result of its latest research: the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss.
The engineers at Asulab (replica Omega Group's R&D platform), ETA and Omega have tackled the very real problem, for watches, of magnetic fields and come out the other side with the solution many had deemed "impossible to find, " in the words of Jean-Claude Monachon, Vice President Product Development at Omega: rather than protecting the movement inside a container, they have made it insensitive to magnetic fields.
Only Cartier, in 2009, had addressed the problem from the same angle with its ID One. But whereas Cartier never intended to bring its prototype to Breitling Chrono Avenger replica, the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss will go on sale from October 2013 as an unlimited series. Better still, come 2015-2016, Omega intends fitting this new movement into all its Co-Axial watches.