A mechanical watch, a long-established object, has developed into a luxury product today. It is not easy. What is more difficult to achieve is innovation and breakthrough. The technology used by many brands today is the rest of the watchmaking predecessors playing hundreds of years ago. Omega is obviously a special case. Some new technologies developed in the past ten years have never appeared in history before.
Zunba with blue dial, don’t have a taste
Omega is now pushing the coaxial escapement, something everyone on earth knows. But what I want to talk to you today is the Zunba released by the brand this year. Zunba’s English name is Globemaster, which is literally translated as the earth’s overlord, and it has the taste of ‘all over the world’. If you want to ‘dominate the world,’ paper tigers can’t do it, they must have some real materials.
Zunba calendar watch
In my opinion, the most powerful aspect of Zunba is anti-magnetic. In life, we need to be ‘fireproof, anti-theft and anti-girlfriends’, but when wearing a watch, the importance of anti-magnetic cannot be overemphasized. Of course, water resistance is also important, but usually the watch does not have much chance of contact with water, and the magnetic field is like an invisible ghost.
Grand Prix Observatory Watch
Previous anti-magnetic watches usually wore a ‘cover’ for the movement. Don’t think about it, it has nothing to do with Durex and Okamoto. This ‘case’ is actually a soft iron inner shell, which isolates the movement from the magnetic field. As a result, the watch is less likely to be magnetized. Some brands of anti-magnetic watches use this idea, the anti-magnetic performance ranges from a few hundred Gauss to 1,000 Gauss.
Brushed and polished case sides and crown engraved with the Omega logo
In other words, if the anti-magnetic performance reaches 1000 Gauss, it is already too strong. However, Omega did not believe this evil, and opened up a new idea of not wearing a ‘suit’. After research and development, it uses anti-magnetic material to build the movement, which improves the anti-magnetic performance by more than ten times, reaching 15,000 Gauss, and completely explodes some of the famous watches around it. The antimagnetic strength is so strong, it may seem strange, but Zunba has indeed done it, and it is worthy of being the ‘earth hegemony’ in this field.
Accurate Chronometer Certification
In my impression, Omega’s coaxial escapement movements are certified by the Swiss official observatory, and it goes without saying that they are accurate. The 8900 series movement used by Zunba can be regarded as a newer, super-antimagnetic version of the 8500 movement. The polishing and modification are exactly the same as the 8500, which is still the style and the taste. But the material of the movement changed quietly like the face of the moon.
Every Zumba Observatory watch has to pass eight rigorous tests
Omega and the Swiss Federal Metrology Institute (METAS) jointly launched certification, including eight strict test standards. These standards are mainly related to anti-magnetic and travel time. Zunba is the first Omega watch to pass this certification, and has won the glorious title of the chronometer. The Master Chronometer on the dial fully illustrates the excellent pedigree of the watch.
Antique constellation watch with ‘pie’ design
Speaking of dials, everyone will feel that the design style of this watch is not the same as the common Omega. It turned out that although Zunba was a new watch, it took a retro route. It draws from the brand’s constellation watches from the 1950s. At that time, the constellation generally adopted the design of ‘paid’, which is commonly known as ‘gossip noodles.’ This dial, in the minds of some old watch fans, enjoys a supreme position. Zunba’s ‘distribution’ will give a modern interpretation of the old classics, allowing people to recall the glorious history while tasting watches.
Eight stars on the Zumba case back
Zumba’s case back is also very attractive. The eight stars that greet you are like eight blinking eyes. They both represent the eight important precision records established by the brand in the 1940s and 1950s, and also represent the eight required to pass the certification Rigorous testing.