unless you are rocket scientist or something of sort, chances are you won’t be needing a watch, much less a luxury one, that could resists a magnetic field of greater than 1.5 tesla (or 15,000 gauss). regardless, this is exactly what the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra anti-magnetic watch is made to do and for what purpose or intent, is beyond us. we would obliged to think it’s more of a show of technology know-how that could be beneficial to the future of time piece industry. the concept of constructing the movement (in this case, it’s a coaxial caliber 8508) with non-ferrous materials seem to be a no-brainer solution to ward off magnetic field but it is not. in fact, it took the effort of various organizations with specialist such as scientists and metallurgists to have finally engineered a working movement of such nature. in any case, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Watch is quite a looker as it is without having to brag about its magnetic mambo jumbos. as you might have already guessed, the spotlight is not on the Aqua Terra Watch but on the ‘world’s first anti-magnetic movement’ that lies within and hence, no information is given on the availability – not to mention pricing of any sort – of this beautiful watch. anti-magnetic or not, we are fine by that but then if you are paranoid about the ever increasing magnetic field affecting your impeccable time keeping habit, then the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Watch with anti-magnetic movement is the time piece for you.
Omega via Gizmodo via HODINKEE