Omega 8508 coaxial movement is one of the most sensational technological breakthroughs in the world of watchmaking in recent years. This innovative movement can withstand strong magnetic fields of up to 1.5 Tesla (15,000 Gauss) or more. Its anti-magnetic performance is far better than any previous movement in the world, solving the anti-magnetic problem that has plagued the watch industry for centuries.
The Omega anti-magnetic movement is officially launched in the new hippocampus Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss watch. This coaxial astronomical watch has a 41.50 mm stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet or brown leather strap. The watch is equipped with a black lacquered dial with a slight yellow color on the dial. The dial is decorated with Omega Aqua Terra’s iconic ‘Teak Concept’ vertical texture and is sun-polished from the center to the surroundings. The yellow transferred ‘> 15,000 GAUSS’ lettering highlights this watch’s amazingly strong antimagnetic performance.
This breakthrough anti-magnetic technology was jointly developed by Omega engineers and a team consisting of ETA, Swatch Group Research Lab ASULAB, and Nivarox FAR. The first anti-magnetic movement sample created from this was carried in an Omega Seamaster series Aqua Among Terra watches. Different from the previous standard anti-magnetic method of magnetic shielding in the watchmaking industry, Omega does not rely on the anti-magnetic inner case, but has a unique approach to select a variety of non-ferrous metal materials to create an anti-magnetic movement, thereby fundamentally preventing the movement Magnetic field effect. This new movement is applying for several patents. Even if exposed to a strong magnetic field of more than 15,000 Gauss, the precise travel time performance of this movement is still unaffected, with an extraordinary level of Swiss Observatory watches.
For a long time, the anti-magnetic method of the watchmaking industry is mainly to set an anti-magnetic inner case between the case and the movement to reduce the influence of the magnetic field on the movement. However, this method of magnetic shielding has many limitations. For example, under the situation that the permanent magnet’s magnetic force is constantly increasing, it cannot ensure that the watch can always be antimagnetic. In addition, from the aesthetic point of view, the inner case completely closes the movement, which makes people It is impossible to appreciate the operation of the precision movement, and therefore the watch cannot set a calendar window.
This Aquamar> 15,000 Gaussian watch of the hippocampus series is equipped with a sapphire back because the movement itself is anti-magnetic, so there is no need to set an anti-magnetic inner case, which allows people to enjoy the beauty of the Omega 8508 movement. In addition, there is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock.
The Seahorse Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gaussian watch is water resistant to 15 atmospheres (150 meters / 500 feet). The combination of the coaxial escapement and the Si14 silicon balance spring makes the watch exceptionally reliable and stable, and enjoys up to four years of after-sales service guarantee.
Magnetism has always been a difficult issue for watchmakers, and magnets are ubiquitous in modern daily life. The threat of magnetic fields to watches is more serious than ever. Because watches are often affected when exposed to a magnetic field and must be demagnetized, watchmakers have to deal with the magnetization of the watch often. Now this problem will find the ideal with the advent of the Omega anti-magnetic movement. solution.
With the unveiling of the Aquamar> 15,000 Gauss watch in the hippocampus series, Omega officially released the brand’s breakthrough anti-magnetic technology, which opened a new era of anti-magnetic in the watchmaking world, allowing it to calmly meet the severe challenges brought by the increasing magnetic field.
The key to an excellent anti-magnetic movement
In 2008, Omega released a new Si14 silicon spring. Silicon is a non-magnetic substance, and its extraordinary and reliable stability can resist all kinds of interference including external magnetic fields in the external environment. It is also a key first step to achieve an excellent anti-magnetic movement.
Another reason why the 8508 coaxial movement is resistant to magnetic interference is that the balance shaft assembly, including the balance wheel, pallet, and coaxial wheel, is made of a magnetically shielded material called Nivagauss ™.
The coaxial escapement plate of the pallet fork, impact pinion and impact wheel is also made of stainless steel and made of non-magnetic material.
In addition, the shock spring in the Omega 8508 coaxial movement shock absorber is also made of amorphous metal.
These innovative technologies have greatly contributed to the production and launch of the Omega 8508 coaxial movement, making it the world’s first truly anti-magnetic movement.