Omega presents Omega anti-magnetic watch movement

Swiss luxury watchmaker OMEGA (owned by Swatch Group) has created a watch movement that is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous watches and solving a problem that has challenged watchmakers for centuries. The movement was unveiled at a press conference at the Cite du Temps in Geneva yesterday.

The movement, called the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8508, has been fitted in an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra and does not rely on a protective container inside the watch case but on the use of selected non-ferrous materials in the movement itself. Omega expects to present the technology at BaselWorld in April.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra with anti-magnetic movement