Originally designed for railway workers and scientists, the Railmaster’s strong magnetic resistance guaranteed accuracy when working close to electrical fields. This early preoccupation with anti-magnetism eventually led OMEGA to develop its revolutionary Co-Axial movement, a massive leap forward in mechanical horology. Today’s Railmaster watch can easily resist up to 15,000 gauss, thanks to this advanced tech. Aesthetically, its graphic and functional retro vibe takes its cues from the 1957 original.
Hands: The deeper you dive, the darker it gets and there comes a need for highly visible watch hands. The originals were bold arrow hands but today’s collection features skeleton and military-style sword hands - and the lollipop seconds hand seen in Spectre.
Strap: Think of a robust diving watch and you might imagine an industrial look. The Seamaster, however, is one that can easily pass for a dress watch. Across the collection are sophisticated metal bracelets and classic leather straps alongside athletic styles.
Dial: The dials of the Seamaster collection are rarely plain and never boring. Many feature subtle laser engraving that replicate waves and there are, fittingly, more blue dials than any other collection. Striking mother-of-pearl styles also feature.