OMEGA is committed to using materials that add to the aesthetic appeal of its watches and also enhance their robustness and performance. We have pioneered some new 18K gold alloys and ceramic technologies and also introduced Liquidmetal® to fine watchmaking.
"These materials don’t only enhance the watch’s beauty, they improve its performance."
The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, with a case created from a single piece of ceramic, introduced ground-breaking technologies and completely reinterpreted the classic Moonwatch. The ceramic Speedmasters have become the chronograph of choice for a new generation.
The glistening grey result of innovative engineering and inspired design.
The zirconium-based ceramic powder is pressed into the shape of the casebody.
Sintering is a stage heating process with temperatures reaching 1400° C.
Diamond tools have the hardness needed to add the defining edges and grooves.
The colour transformation takes place at a molecular level in a plasma furnace.
With the iconic tachymeter scale and the watch’s name, the identity is complete.
OMEGA Ceragold™ is the first product to allow the decoration of ceramic watch parts with 18K gold. The process used to create a ceramic bezel with 18K gold numbers and scaling results in a finished product which, for the first time, seamlessly blends the two materials.
OMEGA has bonded ceramics with an alloy called Liquidmetal®, which has a low fusion temperature but after cooling, is three times as hard as stainless steel. This extraordinary material also allows us to set diamonds on the ceramic bezel and the sapphire caseback.
OMEGA’s 18K Sedna™ gold is an alloy whose blend of gold (at least 75%), copper and palladium results in a unique reddish colour that is particularly long lasting. It is named for an orbiting planetoid that has been described as one of the reddest in the solar system.
Magnetism can compromise or stop a watch’s performance. But by using a silicon balance spring as well as the Nivagauss™ alloy and other non-ferromagnetic materials in its movements, OMEGA’s revolutionary Master Co-Axial calibres resist magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.
OMEGA is a responsible company; socially and environmentally. We are a member of the non-profit Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), whose aim is to develop an ethical code of practice throughout the jewellery supply chain, from mines to point-of-sale.