Omega Co-Axial and Master Co-Axial Calibre
Omega has been known to push innovation through various mechanical aspects that many of its peers do not include. From the co-axial escapement which is an addition that reduces friction and has greater mechanical efficiency over timepieces than its counterparts, the Si14 silicon balance spring that is a companion to the Master Co-Axial chronometer which helps the timepiece to resist not only strong magnetic fields but also shock, and the anti-magnetic aspect of the master co-axial which allows timepieces to resist magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.
The master co-axial is a revolutionary breakthrough that has created a new precedence for both the brand and the horology industry. With its full four-year warranty, the master co-axial is the creative union of innovative materials, teamwork and human interaction with cutting edge technology.
The first practical new watch escapement to be invented in some 250 years, the Co-Axial escapement, was launched in the calibre 2500 in 1999.
The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500, launched in 2007, was the first of the brand’s exclusive Co-Axial movements to be created in-house.
In 2008, the brand introduced the anti-magnetic silicon balance spring in its exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibres.
The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8508 was introduced in 2013 and is known as the world’s first truly anti-magnetic mechanical movement.
The anti-magnetic technology has been industrialised and incorporated into mechanical movements for men’s and women’s watches, starting with the new OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500.