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The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15'000 gauss
One of the most dramatic technological innovations in recent memory is the OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 8508. It is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1. 5 tesla (15,000 gauss), far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous replica watch movement and solving a problem that has challenged watchmakers for many decades. The mechanical movement is introduced in the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15'000 gauss, a 41. 50 mm stainless steel Co-Axial chronometer presented on either a matching bracelet or a brown leather strap. It has a slightly yellowed lacquered black dial, sun-brushed from the centre and decorated with the distinctive vertical lines that define OMEGA's popular Aqua Terra collection. The yellow transferred legend, "> 15'000 GAUSS" identifies the replica watch as a very special timepiece. The technology developed by a team of ETA, ASULAB, Nivarox FAR and OMEGA Engineers led to the first prototype of the movement, which has been fitted in an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra. Unlike other efforts to combat the effects of magnetism, the OMEGA movement does not rely on a protective container inside the watchcase but on the use of selected non-ferrous materials in the movement itself. Several patents are pending for the new movement. Even after exposure to a magnetic field greater than 15,000 gauss, the movement still performs at a chronometric level as defined by COSC. Magnetism had been dealt previously with inner cases designed to limit the effect of magnetism. This approach with inner cases had some limitations including the facts they couldn't handle the challenge of the increased strength of permanent magnets and that, from an aesthetic standpoint, they block the view of the movement, thus preventing the possiblility of a date window displlay. Because the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15'000 gauss doesn't need to be protected by an inner case the movement itself is anti-magnetic it has a transparent sapphire crystal in its caseback that allows full view of the Co-Axial caliber 8508. There is also a date window at 3 o'clock. The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15'000 gauss is water resistant to 15 bar (150 metres / 500 feet). With the combination of its Co-Axial mechanical movement its Si14 silicon balance spring, it is so reliable that it is delivered with a four-year warranty. Magnetism has always been an issue for watchmakers and magnets are now even more present in our daily lives than they have ever been before. Watchmakers have to deal regularly with the issue of magnetism, as it is necessary for them to demagnetize mechanical replica watches whose performance has been compromised by exposure to magnetic fields, a problem that will be solved with the new movement. With the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15'000 gauss, OMEGA has introduced innovative technology that will forever change the way the watchmaking industry approaches the ever-increasing challenges of magnetic fields. Key steps toward the antimagnetic movementIn 2008, OMEGA unveiled its Si14 silicon balance spring. Silicon is an anti-magnetic element and the incredible stability and the resistence to any sort of environmental disturbance including magnetic fields was the first important step toward the development of an anti-magnetic watch. Another factor that made the Co-Axial caliber 8508 possible was the creation of staffs and pivot points made from a non-magnetic material called Nivagauss. These include the staffs from the balance whele, the pallet and the Co-Axial wheel. The steel for the Co-Axial plates including the pallet fork, the impulse pinion and the impulse wheel was also replaced by non-magnetic materials. Finally, the spring of the shock absorbers in the Co-Axial calibre 8508 is made from an amorphous metal. These innovations in combination contributed to the creation and launch of the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8508 the world's first truly anti-magnetic mechanical replica watch movement. The scene is Edinburgh, in 2011. Maximilian Büsser is attending a gala event. Seated next to him is a well-known financier at the head of a major bank. The two connoisseurs of fine objects inevitably end up discussing watchmaking. While Maximilian Büsser is already a key player in the field, he is taken aback by one particular exchange with his neighbour that evening. When the founder of MB&F asks him to name his latest watchmaking crush, the banker's pithy response is "Reuge". The music-box manufacturer? Isn't that a surprising investment for a savvy financial wizard? The reply is equally emphatic: "With Reuge, I'm not looking for a return on investment. This House is so exceptional that it must thrive and develop. " Maximilian ponders this thought for a few days, a few months… and ends up picking up his sketchpad. A new type of machine"I created MB&F to develop unique, beautiful and unprecedented projects. The creations by Reuge were sitting there right under my nose and there was an evident kinship with our mindset, yet I had never dreamed of a joint endeavour", admits Maximilian Büsser. "What on earth could I personally do to pay tribute to Reuge? " For 150 years, Reuge has been synonymous with musical movements. Its first musical pocket-replica watches date back to 1865, a time when many of today's manufacturers were not yet born. Established by the Reuge family in whose hands it remained for over a century, the firm has constantly kept pace with its times, transitioning smoothly from musical automata to the most modern sound devices such as the mp3 player. Bearing in mind this inestimably precious heritage, the founder of MB&F pondered the fundamental question: "what on earth could I personally do to pay tribute to Reuge? " The answer became self-evident, sparked by the history of MB&F: create a new 'Machine' that would not be tagged 'Horological' this time but simply 'Music', thereby offering the best of the two brand worlds. The MusicMachine by MB&F is released in a limited edition comprising 33 white and 33 black models. MB&F A bold gambleCreating this object was nonetheless a daring exercise: MB&F channels a 1960s and 70s vibe brimming with super heroes and comic strip culture, whereas Reuge crafts wood and plays sonatas and concertos. Maximilian Büsser was nonetheless determined to follow through on the project and to adopt an uncompromising stance. There would be no 'middle ground' between the worlds of Reuge and MB&F: has anyone ever since a spaceship playing a Bach prelude when you open its cockpit? Instead of satisfying devotees of the two brands, the result of any such crossover move would only have disappointed all of them. "The brilliance of the Reuge artisans is quite simply boundless" Maximilian Büsser thus decided to stake it all and came up with a fully completed plan! "I went straight to the point by submitting the project to Reuge exactly as I wanted it and reqeusting 'can you make this for me? ' They made no promises but asked for just one thing: a 12-month lead time. By the time the 12 months were up, I had my MusicMachine on my desk, an exact replica of the plans I had given them. The brilliance of the Reuge artisans is quite simply boundless". Reuge has indeed patiently forged this technical mastery over the last century and a half. It is currently the only company capable of reproducing any melody covering up to six or seven octaves into a mechanical piano with 36, 72 or 144 notes. The exercise suggested by Max Büsser was thus entirely in tune with the firm's creative approach. The design was entirely dreamed up by Max Büsser and his team and transformed into reality within less than 12 months by the Reuge artisans. MB&F Master strokeThe MusicMachine was presented at Baselworld 2013, its only flaw being that it was issued in a 66-piece limited series. Maximilian Büsser confesses: "I had ordered 33 black and 33 white versions, thinking that selling half of them would already be a good thing. " MB&F in fact received 85 firm orders, which meant that some stores that had requested up to 20 units had to lower their sights. And speaking of authentic philanthropy and a will to preserve the heritage of artistic crafts, it is important to specify that MB&F made no profit from this operation, since the orders were directly taken, fulfilled and delivered by Reuge itself. In keeping with its motto, MB&F will never remake this MusicMachine. The last of them are currently in production and should be delivered this year. End of story? Rather its beginning, since Maximilian Büsser freely admits that this unexpected success has encouraged him to work on other projects with Reuge. Baselworld 2014 will probably thus dance to the tune of the new MB&F 'friend". It is for example a well-known fact that Reuge is capable of developing and producing a complete range of singing birds and musical replica watches with or without automata… exactly the kind of feats liable to nurture MB&F's fertile imagination!Listen to the Melodies? Star Wars - 1977 (J. Williams)Imperial March - 1980 (J. Williams)Star Trek - 1979 (J. Goldsmith)The Wall - 1979 (Pink Floyd)Smoke On The Water - 1973 (Deep Purple)Imagine - 1971 (John Lennon)