First Look – Ultra-Cool, Affordable and Very Omega – The New Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection

First Look – Ultra-Cool, Affordable and Very Omega – The New Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection

At Baselworld 2017, while showing up on the Omega Watches corner, there was the 1957 Trilogy (Speedmaster, Seamaster, Railmaster) . Trust us, these watches are madly attractive, totally executed, exceptionally steadfast, and… sold out. We’ll have a more intensive glance at them in a couple of days. Still there was another watch loaded with interest, a watch that genuinely address what Omega was, is and ought to be, the new Omega Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection: moderate, toolish, extraordinarily fueled, proportional and by and large, simply cool. A cautious superstar, that we’re going to look closer.

With this new Omega Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection, don’t expect the vintage feel of the new 1957 Trilogy , nor the crazy air of a Moonwatch or the huge specialized arrangements of a Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black . The new Railmaster (the normal one, not the 1957 reissue) is just about the embodiment of Omega: a lively 3-hander with an open price, a toolish look and an extraordinary development. Much the same as the 1960s/1970s Seamasters, this watch is nothing extravagant except for still an incredibly genuine bundle, blended in with this je-ne-sais-quoi of Omega, a particular feeling of plan that is just about cool.

Surprisingly, this new Omega Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection is excluded from the Baselworld 2017 official statement neither one of the its is appeared on the Omega Watches site. However, as far as we might be concerned, it merit a more grounded place. No ceramic case, no Cousteau-like water obstruction, no complication neither exceptional specialized arrangements. The Omega Railmaster Master Chronometer is a straightforward watch, yet a fundamental one. Above all else, it comes in steel, altogether brushed for a downplayed, rather apparatus look (and we as a whole love Omega instrument watches…), with an incredible 40mm measurement. Lyra hauls, level bezel, enormous dial opening, a likelihood to have a texture tie or a brushed steel bracelet… Great bundle, with screw-down crown and 150m water opposition. As such a “entry-level” watch, one thing is possibly somewhat tragic; a shut caseback (the development has the right to be seen). Then again, as a named “Railmaster”, this watch is hostile to attractive, however not in light of its case, but since of its Master Chronometer development (indeed, for not exactly CHF 5,000…)

This new Omega Raimaster 2017 isn’t only a beautiful face. It’s additionally an incredible motor. Inside the case is the Caliber 8806, which means a 15,000 Gauss automatic movement with co-hub escapement, single barrel (55h force save), silicon parts and regular Omega wrapping up. It is Master Chronometer guaranteed ( more subtleties to be seen here ) and comes with a 4-year guarantee. At the cost, that’s very much a movement.

And there’s the dial of this new Omega Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection. No applied records, no extravagant subtleties once more. It is simply the good-old Omega plan that we love. It includes a combination of sharp painted markers for the hours with a lot of Arabic numerals exactly where it should (3-6-9-12), a cross-hair in the middle, twirly doo hands with brilliant paint, very much positioned logos and engraving and an in general unpretentious, yet slight unpleasant completion. The dial is to be sure steel (and not the typical metal or bronze) and has been enriched with a profound vertical brushing (nothing really historically applicable except for the outcome is outwardly engaging). Two tones are accessible: anthracite or silver. The records and hands are loaded up with a somewhat vintage-like paint (perhaps all in all too much, yet it fits the idea).

Now comes the best news: the price. While the vast majority of the master Chronometer watches at Omega are currently near CHF 6,000, this new Railmaster Master Chronometer Collection makes the incredible development with against attractive properties open for less the CHF 5,000, and to be definite CHF 4,500 on strap and CHF 4,600 on steel bracelet. What’s more, presently, this makes this watch truly a killer. .


We got a few comments about this watch, requesting a few precisions (recall that this watch isn’t on the site of the brand and it was not piece of the press pack conveyed to writers at Baselworld 2017). We currently have affirmation by Omega on the following points:

  • The observe without a doubt includes a screw-in crown (and not a pull-out crown like said elsewhere)
  • The water obstruction is 150m/500ft
  • The thickness is 12.65mm
  • The watch includes a caseback with NAIAD LOCK design to keep the phrasing upright
  • The careful name of the model is “Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster”