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THE MOST ACCURATE WRISTWATCH EVER

1974

25 February, Certification

THE MOST ACCURATE WRISTWATCH EVER

After a decade of development, OMEGA launched the Megaquartz movement, a wristwatch-sized calibre that was certified as a “Marine Chronometer”. Due to its routine variation of less than 0.002 seconds per day, it remains the world’s first and only wristwatch to receive this distinction.

In the pre-computer age, marine chronometers were crucial for maritime navigation and had bulky movements due to the need for extreme precision. They were stringently tested and certified because if a chronometer were to fail, a ship could be lost. Today, OMEGA’s Marine Chronometer can be viewed at the OMEGA Museum in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

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