In 1957, Omega released its very first Railmaster, which was a simple, practical, yet elegant watch designed for railway staff or anyone who worked close to electrical fields. Able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, it guaranteed reliable precision for the wearer. Today, the timepiece has made a triumphant return. The Seamaster Railmaster arrives with the same simple and elegant design traits of the original – but with updated touches of style and the very best mechanical movement. Thanks to its Master Chronometer movement, today’s Railmaster is 15 times more resistant and is able to withstand fields up to 15,000 gauss.
With a 40 mm brushed stainless steel case and conical crown, the Railmaster includes a vertically-brushed black or grey dial, recessed hour-markers filled with vintage Super-LumiNova, a railway minute track, Omega’s crosshair symbol of precision, and a lollipop central seconds reminiscent of the railways. The Railmaster is powered by the anti-magnetic Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, which is locked into place behind a wave-edged caseback that features an embossed Seahorse medallion. The Naiad Lock also keeps the wording on the caseback in position. On both the sapphire-crystal and hesalite glass that protects each dial, a subtle Omega logo has been laser engraved. It’s a traditional touch that adds another edge of sophistication to these superbly crafted timepieces.