Omega Omega Standards Must Be More Accurate-news Omega

The COSC certification of the Swiss Observatory may not be enough, because the new watch testing standards established by OMEGA in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) have changed from planning Come true.

Recently, the brand held a press conference in Biel, Switzerland, and officially introduced that ‘Zhenzhen Observatory Watch’ (belonging to the Globemaster series) will be added to its lineup of commercially available products. As soon as the news came out, for fans and collectors who valued the quality of the watch. Saying is another focus worthy of attention. As early as the end of 2014, the news of the cooperation between the two parties has been exposed, but because the entire evaluation mechanism has not yet been fully established, it is not until nearly a year later that the various aspects of the certification mechanism have gradually matured, and the brand released the first one that has passed the new META certification. The Chronometer Observatory.

Recently, the brand held a press conference in Biel, Switzerland, and officially introduced that ‘Zhenzhen Observatory Watch’ (belonging to the Globemaster series) will be added to its lineup of commercially available products. As soon as the news came out, for fans and collectors who valued the quality of the watch. Saying is another focus worthy of attention. As early as the end of 2014, the news of the cooperation between the two parties has been exposed, but because the entire evaluation mechanism has not yet been fully established, it is not until nearly a year later that the various aspects of the certification mechanism have gradually matured, and the brand released the first one that has passed the new META certification. The Chronometer Observatory.

On the day of the press conference, important watchmakers including Swatch Group Chief Executive Nick Hayek, METAS Research Director Dr. Christian Bock, and Omega Global President Stephen Urquhart attended the event, showing the importance of the new certification listing. Mr. Hayek mentioned on the day: ‘For Omega, excellent timepiece craftsmanship, historical heritage and innovative spirit are indispensable elements, and there is one thing that is equally critical, and that is trust-trust from the consumer market. .By working with an independent agency such as METAS, we hope to reach a level of openness and transparency to consumers, demonstrating the professionalism and leading standards of Swiss watchmaking. ‘The focus of this conversation is on third-party objectivity and watches The verification of test data will be attractive to consumers.

As for the new certification, will Omega, which originally belonged to C.O.S.C. certification owners, abandon this traditional certification? The answer is no. The brand’s plan can maintain the dual certification form and combine the advantages of both certifications, making the quality of the watch passed the test more reassuring.

The new METAS certification has a total of 8 test levels. The actual test phase is a simulation test of daily wear using a watch at an intensive time point (10 days). The most interesting item is that the watch must be able to resist 15,000 Gauss Strong magnetic field, this is a very interesting threshold, because at this stage, in addition to the Swatch Group can propose a watch equipped with a Master Co-Axial movement to achieve the standard, look at the altar so imprinted on the antimagnetic performance of the brand may be a lantern I still can’t find it. Although this new certification is clearly open to any watch factory, it is still meaningful to Omega’s own works at this stage. On the day of the press conference, Omega again introduced the contents of the new METAS certification tests, followed by the display time of the Chronometer Observatory. And the most exciting thing is that in the future, consumers can check the test results of their watches through the Internet. Compared with any certification logo or a certification certificate / card engraved on the watch, they can directly watch the actual measurement. The results are believed to be more convincing, and also set a new thinking mode for watch certification.