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SOLVING A MODERN PROBLEM

2013

17 January

SOLVING A MODERN PROBLEM

Overcoming one of nature’s greatest forces, OMEGA revealed a new watch movement resistant to magnetism of more than 15,000 gauss in 2013 – the Co-Axial 8508. Previous watches identified as anti-magnetic relied on a protective inner case and were only resistant to magnetic fields of about a thousand gauss. Through the creative use of non-ferromagnetic materials developed by OMEGA in partnership with Swatch Group sister companies, it was possible to create a movement that is truly anti-magnetic. And because the movement itself resists magnetism – with no need for the protective inner case, the dials can have date windows and the movement can be viewed through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Given the dramatic rise in daily magnetism due to wireless technologies, the Co-Axial 8508 is a timely and relevant development in mechanical watchmaking.

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OMEGA Co-Axial 8508, a watch movement resistant to magnetic fields of more than 15,000 gauss
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