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. 126.96.36.199.01.002 with reference number. 188.8.131.52.01.001 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.