Omega presented the new Seamaster Aqua Terra 15'000 Gauss whose movement has been completely revised to make it insensitive to magnetic fields.
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.