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Omega - Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss

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Omega presented the new Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss whose movement has been completely revised to make it insensitive to magnetic fields. 
In a joint effort, the engineers of Omega, Asulab (Swatch Group's corporate Research and Development laboratory) and ETA have approached the magnetic fields problem from a new angle. Unlike other efforts to combat the effects of magnetism, the Omega movement does not rely on a protective container inside the watch case but on the use of selected non-ferrous materials in the movement itself.

Magnetism has always been an issue for watchmakers, adding that magnets are now more present in our daily lives than they have ever been before. Watchmakers have to deal regularly with the issue of magnetism, as it is necessary for them to demagnetise mechanical watches whose performance has been compromised by exposure to magnetic fields, a problem that will be solved with the new movement.
The new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss is equipped with the Co-Axial 8508 calibre adopting the silicon balance spring, introduced in 2008, and the Co-Axial escapement in nickel-phosphorous, both of which are anti-magnetic. Patent applications have been filed.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss, still a prototype, is expected to go on sale from October 2013 as an unlimited series. And Omega plans to equip every Co-Axial watch with this new advancements by 2016.

More info will be unveiled during BaselWorld 2013 next April.

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