A ‘blue jeans’ twist on an iconic timepiece.
Originally launched in 1957, the iconic Omega Railmaster offered a stylish and ingenious solution for railway staff or those working close electrical fields. The anti-magnetic timepiece made history with its reliable movement and elegant design. Fast forward to 2018, and Omega brings the icon back to life in a new collection that celebrates the original in creative ways. After turning 60 in style, the new Omega Seamaster Railmaster Denim Edition features subtle updates on design and a premium quality mechanical movement as well as an eye-catching pattern. Inspired by American blue jeans, the watch boasts a brushed denim dial with a vertical texture. Both the brushed stainless steel hands and the recessed hour markers have a Super-LumiNova finish in light gray for optimal visibility in low lighting conditions.
For a touch of classic style, the watch features a beige seconds hand as well as a “Railmaster” indication. Measuring 40 mm, the stainless steel case has an elegant wave-edged silhouette at the back. Inside, the METAS-approved Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 automatic movement is resistant to magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss. The 55-hour power reserve movement also features a rhodium-plated rotor and bridges decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque. A scratch-resistant domed sapphire glass crystal with an anti-reflective finish covers both sides of the case.
The blue denim and brown leather NATO strap completes the design while complementing the dial. A stainless steel strap option is also available. Priced at $4,900, the first run of the Omega Seamaster Railmaster Denim Edition has sold out on the official website. Those who wish to grab the timepiece the second time around can subscribe to Omega’s re-stock alert. Photographs© Omega.