Back in January, we introduced you to the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss, which houses the world’s first fully anti-magnetic movement. Before the official US launch of the 15,000 Gauss, we sat down with Stephen Urquhart (President of Omega), J.C. Monachon (VP and Head of Product Development at Omega), and Michel Willemin (CEO ASULAB) to get the inside scoop.
While most anti-magnetic watches use a soft iron cage to protect the metallic movement from the interference of magnetic fields, the movement in the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss is itself anti-magnetic. No cage necessary, and you can see the movement through the sapphire caseback. This took years of R&D and close collaboration between Omega, ETA, and ASULAB, but Omega hopes to implement the technology across its entire mechanical range over the next few years.
You can find Omega’s official announcement of the project here.