Omega have just unveiled the Globemaster at Basleworld 2015, the first watch to be certified by 2 independent swiss institutions. The master Chronometer exceeds the industry standards of quality, emphasising the Omega commitment and passion for crafting statement-making watches.
At a press conference in last December OMEGA announced a new watch certification process approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Passing this series of eight independent tests and performing within the parameters set by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) qualifies a timepiece as a Master Chronometer. Not only do the tests measure the performance of watches in daily wearing conditions, they also ensure that the watch and its movement function properly when exposed to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. This revolutionary process establishes a new quality standard in the watch industry something customers have come to expect from OMEGA.
The president of Omega, Stephen Urquart commented on the new certification process. " This process tests a timepiece's water resistance,precision and magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss, and ensures that Master Chronometers far exceed the standards that have long been our industry's norms. Swatch group CEO, Nick Hayek, added that he expected the new test process to benefit not only consumers but the whole industry, in Switzerland and in other countries that have inovative watch making industries such as Japan and China.
Tom Milner, director at Tustains, recently attended the watch exhibition Basleworld and would be happy to discuss the new Omega watches with customers.