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Omega presents the world’s first Master Chronometer

connoisseur October 27, 2015 0
Omega presents the world’s first Master Chronometer

Omega and Metas proudly share the creation, process and results of the industry-changing Master Chronometer certification thereby beginning a new era in watchmaking excellence. At a press conference held at Omega’s HQ in Biel, Switzerland, the world’s first Master Chronometer has been made official. Not only does this represent a momentous occasion for the brand, it also sets a new standard of watchmaking for the entire industry.

In 2014, Omega and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (Metas) announced their collaboration on a new watch certification, whereby precision and performance would be tested and approved like never before. With a new Metas Lab housed at the heart of Omega’s operations, the Globemaster has officially become the first watch to achieve the “Master Chronometer” rating.  For the event Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek was joined by Dr Christian Bock, Director of Metas, as well as Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, and Andreas Hobmeier, Omega’s Vice President of Production and Procurement.

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek says “We all know about the importance of beautiful products, history and innovation. But one other thing is so important. That’s trust. Trust for our consumers. By working with an independent organisation such as Metas, we can be transparent for the consumer, and reconfirm that the Swiss watch industry is the leader in precision and innovation.”

Dr Christian Bock, Director of Metas says “We all know about the importance of beautiful products, history and innovation. But one other thing is so important. That’s trust. Trust for our consumers. By working with an independent organisation such as Metas, we can be transparent for the consumer, and reconfirm that the Swiss watch industry is the leader in precision and innovation.” He added “We all know about the importance of beautiful products, history and innovation. But one other thing is so important. That’s trust. Trust for our consumers. By working with an independent organisation such as Metas, we can be transparent for the consumer, and reconfirm that the Swiss watch industry is the leader in precision and innovation. Trust is something you can only gain if you walk the talk. Our team has been working very hard with Metas to perfect the details. It is an honour to present the first watch that has passed these tests.”

Having achieved this milestone, Omega has signalled the future of the brand. As a renowned watchmaking pioneer, this occasion will certainly rank as one of its most defining moments.