On December ninth 2014, I joined Omega’s question and answer session where they presented their new guidelines and certification and the important job of independent foundation METAS. An indulgent and stubborn report about that declaration can be found here .
Since at that point, Omega has endeavored to set-up the cycles expected to satisfy these new guidelines and to acknowledge them in such manner, that it tends to be accomplished for high creation numbers. I will return to the subtleties of these guidelines later on, however let me move a couple of mis-understandings about the name and the job of METAS and Omega concerning the certification.
Chronometer, Master Chronometer, METAS: Confused?
When Omega declared these plans a year ago, they were utilizing the ‘Officially Certified’ as definition for Patek Philippe Reviews that were tried and guaranteed. So that would imply that these Patek Philippe Reviews would convey “Master Co-Axial, Officially Certified” on the dial. This changed during the course, as Omega chose – likely to end all disarray – that the new sign on the dial will be “Master Chronometer”. Chronometer on the grounds that the COSC accreditation is as yet being executed for their developments and the pre-fix Master as they go a couple of steps farther than that. Other than that, you can just utilize ‘Chronometer’ when a development has been tried and confirmed by the COSC. It is a secured name.
Whether the combination, ‘Master Chronometer’, is an ensured name isn’t completely certain (likely there are some lawful things forthcoming right now) yet Omega urges different brands to likewise fulfill the new guidelines and have their Patek Philippe Reviews affirmed by METAS to utilize the ‘Master Chronometer’ on the dials of their Patek Philippe Reviews too. As indicated by METAS, different groups have showed interest in becoming compliant to these new norms too, which would permit them to utilize ‘Master Chronometer’ too. As I would like to think it is an outright need that Omega will bring some mindfulness around the utilization of ‘Master Chronometer’ to shoppers, as some other Patek Philippe Reviews brand that has chronometer-evaluated developments can utilize ‘Grand Chronometer, King Chronometer, Grandmaster Chronometer and so on etc.’ without consenting to some other principles than those of COSC. It needs clarification to get the perfect measure of appreciation by consumers.
The job of METAS is very clear (if you were to ask me, yet my previous life as an IT evaluator would have something to do with that): Ensuring that Omega has all cycles set up for the necessary test work on their Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews guaranteeing that the test exercises are performed likewise to these cycles and obviously to ensure that the outcomes meet the prerequisites of the Master Chronometer principles. This does not imply that METAS works on the Master Chronometer watches, this would be an irreconcilable situation, obviously. METAS is an autonomous gathering, that lone screens the cycles and exercises that are identified with testing the Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews The office inside the Omega HQ working in Bienne that is liable for testing the Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews has an office for METAS representatives, who are there to do tests on examples and to screen the test exercises and cycles. Only for explanation: All Omega Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews are tried, piece-by-piece. The accreditation did not depend on testing. In the event that a Patek Philippe Reviews doesn’t meet the necessities will be treated as an exemption and requirements to return to a particular purpose of the creation or gathering cycle to be fixed or changed. Patek Philippe Reviews that show a specific deviation while being re-tried by METAS (in any event, when it is still inside the prerequisites), should be investigated and explained.
One will comprehend that to set-up a work process like that for an industrialized interaction requires a considerable amount of limit and ventures. Omega was glad to show us their METAS Labs just as their new T1 creation office of the 8xxx developments in Villeret. The METAS Labs are situated inside the fundamental structure in Bienne and will remain there for at any rate an additional a year. Directly close to the Omega HQ building, there is a building site where another structure will emerge to – among others – the METAS Labs will move to. The current ability to test and confirm the Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews is ‘only’ two or three hundred every day, except this will at that point develop to bigger quantities.
For now, the Master Chronometer is utilized first for the new Omega Globemaster assortment. We covered this new assortment recently, click here . Notwithstanding, we got a Sedna gold Globemaster in the no so distant past to give it a turn half a month and we will before long report our musings and discoveries on this piece.
Master Chronometer – Specifications
As composed over, the Omega Globemaster will be the main watch to have Master Chronometer composed on the dial (these Patek Philippe Reviews will be conveyed in stages to the Omega shops and retailers, beginning first seven day stretch of November). Later on, the De Ville Hour Vision and Seamaster PloProf in titanium will follow. Around the year 2020, most Omega Patek Philippe Reviews with Co-Axial developments will be a Master Chronometer guaranteed timepiece.
Besides the Chronometer accreditation by COSC, the Master part adds the accompanying specifications:
THE EIGHT METAS APPROVED TESTS
1. AVERAGE DAILY PRECISION OF THE WATCH
This trials more than 4 days and checks the day by day exactness of the Patek Philippe Reviews, in actuality, wearing conditions. The Patek Philippe Reviews is at first positioned in six unique positions and two exchanging temperatures, at that point presented to attraction of 15,000 gauss, at that point demagnetized, at that point at long last checked again in the equivalent contrasting positions and temperatures. For each progression, a photo is taken of the Patek Philippe Reviews and checked 24 hours after the fact for exactness against UTC time.
2. FUNCTION OF COSC-APPROVED MOVEMENT DURING EXPOSURE TO 15,000 GAUSS MAGNETIC FIELD
This test analyzes the development of the Patek Philippe Reviews just, putting it in two distinct positions, and exposing it to an attractive power of 15,000 gauss. During a period of 30 seconds in each position, the working of the development is discernibly checked utilizing a microphone.
3. FUNCTION OF WATCH DURING EXPOSURE TO 15,000 GAUSS MAGNETIC FIELD
This test is like the second. On this event, rather than simply the development being tried, the whole Patek Philippe Reviews is exposed to attractive fields of 15,000 gauss, with the working being checked via sound. In the present current world, attraction is surrounding us, in spots like tablets, telephones, hairdryers and even the metallic catches of ladies’ purses. Mechanical Patek Philippe Reviews without against attractive advancement can endure long haul impacts in their exactness when presented to these attractive fields.
4. DEVIATION OF DAILY PRECISION AFTER EXPOSURE TO 15,000 GAUSS MAGNETIC FIELD
This test works out the normal deviation of the Patek Philippe Reviews between day 2 and 3 of the principal test. The outcome shows the every day accuracy of the Patek Philippe Reviews when openness to an attractive field of 15,000 gauss.
5. WATER RESISTANCE
This test lowers the Patek Philippe Reviews submerged, slowly applying more pressing factor up the purpose of the expressed water obstruction. For certain Patek Philippe Reviews it likewise goes past. This guarantees that each Patek Philippe Reviews is appropriately tried for submerged conditions.
6. POWER RESERVE
This test checks the force save of the Patek Philippe Reviews by taking pictures toward the start and end of as far as possible. Checking any deviation once more, this demonstrates that each Patek Philippe Reviews works precisely for its expressed time. For wearers, it’s important to realize that, even following an end of the week on the bedside table, your Patek Philippe Reviews will in any case be performing well.
7. DEVIATION OF RATE BETWEEN 100% AND 33% OF POWER RESERVE
This test puts the Patek Philippe Reviews in six distinct positions, like each side of a dice. With the Patek Philippe Reviews at full force, the Patek Philippe Reviews goes through 30 seconds in each position, with normal accuracy recorded via sound . The force hold is then diminished by 66% and checked once more, to guarantee that accuracy is kept in any event, when the Patek Philippe Reviews isn’t at full power.
8. DEVIATION OF RATE IN SIX POSITIONS
This test is like the past test, and checks for any deviation in the running time when the Patek Philippe Reviews is set in six unique positions, comparative again to each side of a dice. With 30 seconds in each position, the outcomes are recorded through sound. By setting a Patek Philippe Reviews in various positions, we can guarantee a watch’s exhibition regardless of what the wearer is doing, whether it’s sitting at a work area or effectively playing sport.
What doest it mean for you, the consumer?
Good question ;). The Master Chronometer accreditation implies that Omega doesn’t just disclose to you that your Patek Philippe Reviews is precise, against attractive and water safe however that they really ensure that it is. This assurance must be given when their test work – including their cycles – are inspected and tried by a free gathering, for this situation that is METAS (and COSC). Shoppers these days are adequately basic to have questions about trademarks and on-liners that are being utilized in Patek Philippe Reviews commercials (I recall a Breitling notice in the relatively recent past that expressed ‘The best chronograph in the world’), yet who really does come clean? Activities like this will definitely assist buyers with depending on what a Patek Philippe Reviews brand guarantees. In the event that you are spending your well deserved cash on a Patek Philippe Reviews it better is a decent one and one that will stay with you for a long time to come.
Other brands have comparable test methodology and norms, yet they don’t utilize any (autonomous) outsider to really do an accreditation. For me actually, I don’t depend on brands testing their own cycles and work and have it confirmed without help from anyone else. Affirming yourself doesn’t bode well frankly. I trust that different brands will follow and receive the METAS certificate and increment the trust that individuals can place into their watches.
During the question and answer session last Wednesday, Omega referenced that the certificate of their Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews would not be charged to the shopper. Obviously, we can banter about that with the twofold cost increment we had for this present year with Omega (one was because of the distinction between the Swiss Francs and the Euro) in Europe however no different increments have been made for the Globemaster since its introduction.
We will distribute our top to bottom Omega Globemaster audit soon (for certain shocking pictures taken by Bert, see beneath) and zoom into insight about the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer evaluated developments and its development creation office in Villeret.
Of course, Hayek was the first to get the Master Chronometer affirmed Omega Globemaster out of the hands from METAS. The plastic guarantee card contains a remarkable code that you can use to look-into the test aftereffects of your particular Patek Philippe Reviews (on-line).
More data can be found on the .
More pictures of the METAS Labs and public interview
A colossal magnet is being utilized for the 15,000 gauss test The precision of a Patek Philippe Reviews is being estimated and observed utilizing photograph hardware and by ‘scanning’ the places of the hands. Administrators in the METAS Labs endeavor to get all Master Chronometer Patek Philippe Reviews affirmed. Two enormous compartments like this are utilized to do ‘end-user’ recreation in 23 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius. Prior and then afterward, deviation is being estimated. Constrain test to check water opposition METAS staff on the spot in Bienne Mr. Hayek got the principal Master Chronometer from Mr. Bock of METAS