Omega Hippocampus Aqua Terra 15,000 Goss Watch Review

To be sure, in 2013, Cheap Omega Replica Watches became the star of the Swatch Group. It looks very bright in 2014 and beyond, but we can be sure that Omega is doing a good job in identifying and celebrating its past. At the same time, we are also firmly looking to the future. Watches like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss are really about these two perspectives. In reviewing it, we discovered a sturdy classic Omega timepiece whose core really determines the future of the brand. Let’s take a closer look at one of the most mechanically resistant mechanical watches around.

Also released in 2013 last year was the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon (comment here). I have raised this for two reasons. First, in terms of consumer and media attention, the popularity and hype of the “mystery of the dark” is only slightly over 15,000 Gauss. Swiss Omega Watches certainly realized that this would happen when the same year was released. The second reason I came up with is that although ceramics (the case material of the Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon) are not magnetic, Omega has done something completely different from 15,000 Gauss in solving the magnetic problem.

Let us review it. Why are all the fuss about magnetism? Mechanical watch movements have traditionally been made primarily of metal, most of which are ferrous metals. This means they are susceptible to magnetic fields – which is actually more common than people think. Magnetics can do two things for the watch movement, both of which you want to avoid. The magnetic force can first completely ruin the accuracy of the movement, because the balance wheel is affected by the force and destroys its operation. This means that interaction with the magnetic field can make the accuracy of mechanical motion almost useless. Second, the magnetic field causes the metal in the watch to be magnetized. This will destroy your watch movement until the watchmaker can degauss it (if it is possible in this case). As you can see, avoiding magnetism is usually a good idea when it comes to mechanical watches.

Ordinary mechanical watches are somewhat diamagnetic, but not many. They can resist up to 90 Gauss. Traditional anti-magnetic watches contain an iron shield around the movement to protect against magnetic fields. These protections are up to about 1000 Gauss, which is quite good, but does prevent a watch that offers a sporty view. It is unclear when or how most people will be exposed to stronger magnetic fields unless they work on MRI machines or some type of aerospace or industrial capability, but it can happen. In any case, Fake Omega Watches strives to beat all the records by producing a watch movement that can withstand up to about 15,000 Gauss and watching the movement by showing the bottom cover.

This is the origin of the Omega Hippo Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss watches (yes, “>” is part of the official name, but we will more or less call it “15,000 Gauss”). However, this story is more profound than Omega’s decision to produce a highly diamagnetic watch to compete with models such as Rolex Milgauss (using more traditional anti-magnetic shielding technology). The 15,000 Goss represents an important step in the development of the Omega timepiece, which will be a common part of the brand’s slow start in 2014 and will progress in the next few years.

Yes, I mean the anti-magnetic motion technology used in the Omega Hippocampus Aqua Terra 15,000 Goss will be deployed in all internally manufactured Omega Replica Watches movements in 2017 (the year Omega is committed). This will be a gradual launch, with 15,000 Gaussian timepieces as the first breed to exist, and they celebrate Omega has been working diligently for several years. What is wrong with their system? There is no magnetic shielding or something like that. The trick is that the movement is not magnetic, using non-metallic or non-ferrous parts.

When it comes to the materials they use for the new in-house Calibre 8508 automatic movement, Omega Replica is very tight-lipped about all the details. Of course, it is built on the 8500 movement series, but with some unique components. Omega even asked a blog observer to sign a document that promised not even to open the watch because the details of the components were protected.

We certainly know something, such as the non-magnetic properties of silicon used in the 8508 movement. Silicon is used to balance (hair) springs. Another new material used in the 8508 is Omega, a material called Nivagauss, which makes up most of the movement’s personnel and other small parts. At least two other unnamed non-magnetic metals or other materials are used in the movement. Omega may be protected by the nature of these materials, but there is nothing in the sport. Although we have not studied the 8500 movement next to the 8508 movement, their appearance looks very similar.

The key is that Omega has created a technology that can more or less fully adopt diamagnetic motion without any obvious sacrifice. We now have motions that are hardly affected by all magnetic fields, but they also have the advantages of unshielded, visible and dated window. Of course, the 8508 movement is also equipped with a coaxial escapement, power reserve of 60 hours, and passed the COSC Observatory certification.

If you ask if this is really cool, then that’s fine. Magnetic force is an invisible, silent watch killer, even if it does not damage your timepiece, the accuracy of the mechanical watch may be affected by magnetic force at least at some point. To express their point of view, 15,000 Gauss is a costumed Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a black and yellow ribbon second hand and a yellow peripheral minute digital ring. It also has a healthy “> 15,000 Goss” brand.

Future diamagnetic Omega watches will not use the > 15,000 Gauss name. This is special for this debut model because it is clear that many people may not know what this means. In a sense, it is only a stimulus to its competitor Rolex, and its similar watch name means “1000 Gauss”. Although the yellow and black tones look strange at first, on the wrist, the watch is very beautiful, but it does have a sporty style. If Omega tries to make mechanical scientists observe modernity, then they will succeed again.

I don’t think the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra itself needs a lot of discussion here. It is one of Omega’s more fashionable sports watches, but it is very beautiful. The size is 41.5 mm wide and it is larger due to the wide lug structure. A typical hippocampal case with a steel case that is a mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. Black surface texture vertical lines.

Dial clarity is an important asset for most Omega Seamaster models, and the Omega Hippocampus Aqua Terra series is no exception. It is actually reminiscent of the classic Seamaster model, but slightly different than the Planet Ocean series. Having said that, “Aqua Terra” means “planetary ocean” but in a different language. This is the true meaning of the scope of this model, mostly the same personality, but in a different language. Since the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is more like a watch than a sports watch, Omega gives it 150 meters of water resistance (relative to 600) and it is not a real diver because it does not have a rotating bezel. Having said that, it is very faithful to the original hippocampus model, which is a weekend watch for the country club population this week.

Omega actually offers two versions of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss. The steel bracelet version reviewed here is a reference. 231.10.42.21.01.002 with reference number. 231.12.42.21.01.001 on a brown leather strap – nevertheless, I prefer this and most other Omega hippocampus Aqua Terra style bracelets. The real problem with sturdy technology is that if you are looking for diamagnetic technology, do you get one. Obviously this is an ideal feature, and Omega will soon deploy the special features of the 8508 calibre to other Omega movements and will soon know when to take action.

Later in 2014, Omega will release several other models, including diamagnetic technology in 15,000 Gauss and other new timepieces. Although my feeling is that they will be a little more expensive than the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss – so this may be one of the reasons for choosing this. This is also a good thing for those who appreciate the story and want to get a similar product. If you have a hint of yellow in your life, this is also a good choice. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra> 15,000 Goss watch is priced at $6,500 for a leather strap and $6,600 for a steel strap.

Watch If: The Dark Side Of The Omega Speedmaster Moon

I hope that the artistic rendering of the dark side of this Omega Replica Speedmaster coaxial chronograph (reviewed here) marks the return of our favorite “watching hypothesis” series, where we explore what popular watch models might look like through different s eyes. Swedish artist and graphic designer Niklas Bergenstjerna brings some fun to the aBlogtoWatch audience, including everyone’s favorite ceramic superb, the dark side of the moon.

Niklas Bergenstjerna commented that he likes to explore watches as an intersection of tools and art. He believes that a sturdy, timeless design can provide fertile experiments for the design. For him, the combination of materials and aesthetics of the ceramic Cheap Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon makes it an ideal experiment.

At the top is the “Dark Side of the Asian Moon.” In Bergenstjerna’s words, “The aim is to capture the spirit of ‘mysterious Asia’ in a modern and fashionable way. Here, high-tech materials conform to the traditional Chinese porcelain motifs.”

Next up is the Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Metro, which uses the new case material to imagine the dark side of the moon’s ceramics and looks like a subway transport map with a dial. For Bergenstjerna, the subway connection is not important. It combines these interesting and familiar geometries into something completely different.

This icy Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of Moon watch is of course inspired by the winter. The winter in Northern Europe is quite long, and of course it is very cold. When you use a mesh metal bracelet and a quasi-Damascus steel watch on the dial and case, this concept reminds me of some Gustafsson & Sjogren models.

People should not forget that the Omega Speedmaster series started as a racing watch. The Omega Speedmaster Series Darkmaster Of Moon’s “Ms. Speed” imagination can be traced back to Speedmaster’s track heritage, and it is also combined with some interesting femininity. Niklas believes that the deliberate neutral appearance of the speed of the Fake Omega Watches Speedmaster Queen’s Dark Side reviews our gender perception in design. After all, is it a men’s or women’s watch? Is it even important?

Finally, Moon Tron’s Omega Speedmaster Dark Side is inspired by the world of 1982 science fiction movies. Nicholas particularly likes these colors, and how the traditional world of timeless design is combined with modern aesthetics. These are the very interesting “watch the hypothetical” versions of the Swiss Omega Watches Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon.

Niklas Bergenstjerna is a freelance graphic designer and watch enthusiast in southern Sweden.

Omega Coaxial Master Chronograph Submitted METAS Certification Test

Today, Cheap Omega Replica Watches has announced some very exciting news about how it will prove the performance and accuracy of its timepieces through internally produced movements. In short, Swiss Omega will continue to submit its Observatory’s designated movement to the COSC Observatory certification test, but after passing the COSC certified movement, it will fully test these Coaxial Master Observatory tables through a series of internal tests from Switzerland. Government-controlled METAS agency certification. One of the main reasons is that more and more Omega watches will include the company’s coaxial master chronograph technology, which includes a unique type of escapement and diamagnetic performance. According to the parent company Swatch Group, Omega will provide the most comprehensive and extensive mechanical watch certification method. Let us see what this all means in practice.

Watches, especially high-end watches, sometimes sell certificates issued by third parties – the most common is the COSC Observatory certificate (Rolex is the largest customer of COSC). The COSC Chronometer certification involves accuracy and performance, and others demonstrate the origin, performance or reliability of the relevant timepiece. In recent years, we have seen Omega’s first brightening related to some very exciting developments of its exclusive organic core – the latest news is that the movement with the “main” logo in its name is highly diamagnetic and does not require a soft iron shield. We discuss the coaxial master chronograph movement (in this case) in more detail in the article on the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial.

Today, we are working with Omega Replica Watches in Geneva to announce another interesting development: Omega will start working with METAS, the Swiss Federal Metrology Institute, to provide very strict and comprehensive certification for its coaxial master timers, and perhaps more importantly, create a New, highly sophisticated watch certification standards will be offered to other brands that are not even Swatch Group.

More specifically, in terms of authentication, the term “COSC” is certainly familiar to those who are more interested in the accuracy of fine timing. COSC, also known as the official Swiss Observatory Test Institute (or ContrôleOfficiel Suissedes Chronomètres), has long been a household name for watch brands, and they want to emphasize the quality of their watches through certificates: with the Observatory certificate issued by the Institute every day. -4 to +6 seconds accurate.

Less common is that the ISO 3159 standard defines an observatory table – in a nutshell, a chronograph is a timepiece with excellent precision. The COSC will test the submitted motion (placed in a plastic enclosure) for 15 days at five different locations and three different temperatures (8, 23 and 38 degrees Celsius). The exact practice of the METAS certification process is unclear, but what we know is that in many ways it is more rigorous and demanding than the ISO certification process. So what does METAS offer, and how is it different from other certificates?

Although COSC is only responsible for testing watch movements, METAS is a larger organization involving a large number of different sciences that require accurate measurements: METAS participates in “legal metrology” related to weighing instruments, electricity and digital. Other sciences pass chemistry And optics, all the way to frequency and time. Of course, the most important thing for us is the latter: timing.

In fact, METAS operates several commercial clocks and has worked with TempsetFréquence, a laboratory of the University of Neuchâtel (formerly known as the Neuchâtel Observatory) for many years. All of these – as well as larger, although in our case, very irrelevant – work hard because METAS is responsible for spreading the official time of Switzerland. In the watchmaking country, this is a considerable event and shows that the Institute is involved in science related to timing. At a basic level, it is very cool to see a luxury watch manufacturer working with a government science organization or certifying its mechanical watches in the modern era.

Another important difference is that COSC is an independent private company with no shareholders – which means that, technically, no brand should have any influence within the company – and it is audited and certified by a Swiss certification body. . In contrast, METAS is an independent and neutral federal agency, in theory – meaning that its proven watches and movements have been federally accredited by the Swiss government. However, Fake Omega Watches has mentioned that although METAS provides certification, in order to improve efficiency, the test will actually be carried out under the roof of Omega (at least so far, we believe that METAS does not have the facilities to test the watch – unlike the COSC in Geneva). However, METAS will demonstrate the equipment used to perform all certifications.

The “internal certification” of using third-party certified machines and programs theoretically leads to a crack in trust, because the point of third-party authentication is… well, third parties. Best Omega Replica Watches is now responsible for demonstrating that although it will be internally controlled, it will comply with the strict policies and requirements of METAS. Having said that, the relationship between Omega and METAS does not involve a comprehensive internal certification process and control between Patek Philippe and Patek Philippe. This example of Patek Philippe shows that this is not uncommon for companies, and is even highly suspected of controlling the certification process within the Swiss watch industry.

The relationship between Omega Replica and METAS will test Omega’s coaxial main chronograph movement for the foreseeable future, which will be officially certified by the following key factors: METAS will test each coaxial master time chronograph movement The function. The magnetic field is greater than 15,000 Gauss; the function when each watch is exposed to a magnetic field of the same intensity; even the average daily accuracy at different positions and temperatures is between 0 and +5 seconds per day (this is much lower than the COSC Observatory’s -4 To +6 seconds tolerance). In addition, the watch’s power reserve and waterproof performance will be tested. This does not include other actions that may be included in Omega watches.

METAS will also monitor production equipment, which is a giant magnet developed by Omega (weight 1,500 kg or approximately 3,300 lbs) when it comes to Omega testing the diamagnetic performance of its coaxial master timer movement. Designed to produce permanent magnetic fields with over 15,000 Gaussian intensities. In addition to other responsibilities in the certification process, METAS also checks and confirms the intensity of this movement. Basically, the new METAS certification is not only stricter than COSC, but also a specially designed magnetoresistive test.

An interesting aspect involves not only Omega but also the entire Swiss watch industry. Although Omega and METAS have collaborated to create this new certification process, other brands – even those that are not part of the Swatch Group – will be able to have their own watch certification. . As Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek explained, they hope that through this initiative, other brands will further develop their own sports to make them more accurate and diamagnetic. With this, the Swatch Group followed the story of the late Nicolas Hayek Sr., which began about 15 years ago, when he first proposed (and continued) to significantly reduce the sports suite that ETA provides to the industry. And the number of finished movements. Although this certification process can be said to be a less stringent measure, it may have a positive impact in the medium to long term and further encourage Omega’s high-end competitors to further develop their own calibre.

Today, more than 90% of Omega’s caliber is coaxial motion, of which about 10-15% is coaxial coaxial chronograph (ie, anti-magnetic) motion. Omega promises that all the internally manufactured movements will eventually be “coaxial master timers”. Unlike COSC certification, a very clever feature of METAS certification is that any ATMial Master Chronometer movement with a METAS-certified watch will be able to access the Omega website and use his unique watch serial number to check his/her watch. Specific performance in the certification process. In addition, Omega said that the Coaxial Master Observatory will have an “official certification” label on the watch (of course).

When we discuss highly complex watch movements that claim to provide better timing performance, one (very logical) view that watch enthusiasts often come up with is that the brand can hardly guarantee that the claimed performance will actually be made by the watch. Through this complex certification system in partnership with METAS federal agencies, Omega will be able to provide rigorous and complex certificates to demonstrate the practical availability and reliability of its coaxial master timer movement. It also provides additional value and differentiation to help make Omega timepieces different from their competitors. The new certification for Omega and METAS watches will be available in 2015 and a new production facility near the Omega headquarters in Bien, Switzerland, is being built to accommodate new departments and equipment that should be open in 2016.

Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Power Limited Edition Watch

It was at the 2014 Baselworld Watch Fair that Cheap Omega Replica Watches introduced the new X-33, which we call “the true heir to the most popular Omega X-33 aerospace/aerospace watch of the 1990s.” Now, as 2015 The new version of the year we have the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition, which adds the first seemingly stunning color combination to the space-era watch with a name called “Sunshine Power” Interesting projects are linked.

We are pleased to be able to experience the new X-33 in 2014, a version with a Titanium 2 case and strap and a monochromatic color scheme overall – except for the red hand in seconds. With the limited edition of Solar Impulse, the X-33 has a more colorful outfit, with deep blue and bright green, more earth-related than the coldness of outer space.

Although the 45 mm wide case is still made of Titanium 2, the new style is the beautiful blue of the ceramic bezel, the green and blue rings around the dial and the green seconds hand. The reason for this earth-themed color choice is that with this limited edition, Omega Replica Watches connects the X-33 to the Solar Impulse project, which is part of their earliest stages since 2006.

The project aims to create a solar-powered aircraft that can fly globally, as Omega said: “Bold statements about viable alternatives to non-renewable energy.” March 2015, Sun-powered flights around the world will depart from Abu Dhabi. More than five months later, pilots will stay in Asia, North America and Southern Europe, flying day and night to complete the first solar-powered global voyage. In fact, the 2015 X-33 is not the only Fake Omega Watches associated with this project: in 2009, they launched the Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA limited edition watch and the more unusual carbon fiber dial (article is here) ).

The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Power Limited Edition features an Swiss Omega Watches Model 5619 multi-function quartz chronograph movement with a thermal compensation integrated circuit with analog hands and a gray-black LCD display that can indicate hours and up to three different time zones. Minutes and seconds. It has three alarm clocks, a chronograph and a countdown function, as well as a perpetual calendar with date, date, month, year and week number indications, as well as task timers such as mission elapsed time (MET) and phase elapsed time (PET), and of course It is a backlight.

Last year, the X-33 Speedmaster bracelet was replaced by a green-blue NATO strap. The texture reminds us of the one we saw on the 45th anniversary of the Speedmaster professional Apollo 11 (here) Even though this time the Omega Replica brand’s metal hardware replaced the fabric loop of the strap – certainly a popular choice.

Although the back of the case is mostly covered by the NATO strap, it is still secured with eight screws and is printed with the Solar Impulse “Travel Around the World” patch with the name of the watch and the words “TESTED AND”. ESA” (European Space Agency) qualified. As a member of the US Army Aviation Service, the first global flight to the world during the period from April 4 to September 28, 1924, was limited to 1,924 works. Limited edition – this is here, we may also find the individual number of the work.

The price of the Omega Skywalker X-33 Solar Power Limited Edition is 4,900 Swiss francs, currently about $5,200, which is actually $700 less than the titanium bracelet we saw last year.