First Look – Ultra-Cool, Affordable and Very Omega – The New Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection

At Baselworld 2017, when arriving on the Omega Watches sales space, there was the 1957 Trilogy (Speedmaster, Seamaster, Railmaster). consider us, those watches are insanely suited, flawlessly executed, fantastically trustworthy, and… bought out. We’ll have a more in-depth observe them in some days. nonetheless there has been some other watch full of interest, an eye that surely constitute what Omega turned into, is and have to be, the new Omega Railmaster master Chronometer collection: low cost, toolish, significantly powered, nicely proportioned and average, just cool. A discreet superstar of the show, that we’re approximately to appearance closer.

With this new Omega Railmaster master Chronometer collection, don’t assume the antique sense of the new 1957 Trilogy, nor the insane aura of a Moonwatch or the big technical answers of a Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black. the new Railmaster (the ordinary one, not the 1957 reissue) is just about the essence of Omega: a sporty three-hander with an available price, a toolish look and a amazing motion. similar to the 1960s / 1970s Seamasters, this watch is nothing fancy however nevertheless an extremely extreme package deal, mixed with this je-ne-sais-quoi of Omega, a selected sense of design this is just about cool.

extraordinarily, this new Omega Railmaster master Chronometer series isn’t covered in the Baselworld 2017 press release neither it’s far confirmed on the Omega Watches internet site. however to us, it deserve a stronger area. No ceramic case, no Cousteau-like water resistance, no difficulty neither unique technical solutions. The Omega Railmaster grasp Chronometer is a simple watch, however an important one. initially, it is available in metal, totally brushed for a understated, instead tool appearance (and we all love Omega tool watches…), with a splendid 40mm diameter. Lyra lugs, flat bezel, large dial commencing, a opportunity to have a cloth strap or a brushed steel bracelet… extraordinary bundle. As a form of “entry-degree” watch, two things are probably a chunk sad; a closed caseback (the motion deserves to be seen) and a non-screwed crown. alternatively, as a dubbed “Railmaster”, this watch is anti-magnetic, however no longer due to its case, however because of its grasp Chronometer motion (yes, for less than CHF five,000…)

This new Omega Raimaster 2017 isn’t always just a quite face. It’s additionally a outstanding engine. inside the case is the Calibre 8806, that means a fifteen,000 Gauss automated motion with co-axial escapement, two barrels, silicon elements and regular Omega finishing. it’s miles grasp Chronometer certified (extra info to be seen here) and springs with a four-12 months assurance. For the fee, that’s quite a movement.

And there’s the dial of this new Omega Railmaster master Chronometer series. No carried out indexes, no fancy info once more. it’s far simply the appropriate-old Omega layout that we like. It features a aggregate of pointy painted markers for the hours with a group of Arabic numerals simply wherein it should (three-6-nine-12), a go-hair within the middle, baton fingers with luminous paint, nicely positioned emblems and inscription and an normal diffused, but moderate tough finish. The dial is indeed metallic (and not the standard brass or bronze) and has been decorated with a deep vertical brushing (not anything sincerely traditionally relevant but the end result is visually attractive). shades are to be had: anthracite or silver. The indexes and hands are full of a rather antique-like paint (maybe a bit too much, however it fits the idea).

Now comes the pleasant information: the charge. while maximum of the master Chronometer watches at Omega at the moment are close to CHF 6,000, this new Railmaster grasp Chronometer collection makes the wonderful motion with anti-magnetic residences handy for less the CHF 5,000, and to be specific CHF four,500 on strap and CHF 4,600 on steel bracelet. And now, this makes this watch pretty a killer.

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