The Swiss watch brand and director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) have announced their collaboration on a new watch certification process that Omega will being using in 2015 as a means of testing their Master Co-Axial watches.
Director of METAS, Stephen Urquhart explained that the increasing number of magnets in our daily lives can affect the performance of watches. The anti-magnetic movements were introduced on a large-scale in Omega’s Master Co-Axial watches earlier this year.
By mid-2015, the first Omega watches will be produced with the Master Co-Axial Officially Certified designation. A major difference in the new certification is that it will test the finished watch instead of its movement. The METAS Director said that the new certification process would give Omega and other Swiss watchmakers the opportunity to demonstrate the quality and timekeeping performance of their watches to a greater extent than has previously been possible.