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Omega 'Railmaster' Co-Axial Master Chronometer

 

Omega 'Railmaster'

The first Omega 'Railmaster' was built for railway staff or anyone who worked close to electrical fields. Shielded by an inner protective case, the watch was able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, guaranteeing reliable precision for the wearer. By comparison, most antimagnetic watches at that time offered protection at only around 60 gauss.

 

Omega 'Railmaster' Advertisement from 1959 ...

 

Information and pictures of Omega’s newest factory in Biel / Switzerland

 

That's a pretty comprehensive document! Due to the fact that we could take no own pictures I think this is the best I can provide to you today ...

 

Yo may discover the following content:

CHAPTER 1 - 3 The Doors Are Opened

CHAPTER 2 - 8 The Artistry of Shigeru Ban

CHAPTER 3 -12 Efficient energy

CHAPTER 4 - 16 The Technology Inside

CHAPTER 5 - 22 The new Home of METAS testing

CHAPTER 6 - 26 The History of the Site 

Talking to Raynald Aeschlimann, President & CEO, on the occasion of the opening of Omega´s newest factory

 

I can tell you Raynald was very proud yesterday! 

“Alexander, of course I am, since we have created a truly innovative workspace, but the real value of this new building is efficiency. We have been able to now combine all of our assembly and testing processes under one roof. That means a complete consolidation of work that will help Omega to become much more productive and streamlined than ever before.”