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In this episode, Christian reviews the Omega Railmaster and a vintage Omega Constellation.
One of Omegas best releases in years – the new Railmaster. Announced last winter in Geneva, it was all of the talk in the weeks to come and a year later, it’s still fresh.
It’s the full package. The Co-Axial 8806, silicon balance Master Chronometer at its heart, a design that pulls from history without leeching – all manufactured by one of the worlds leading brands and at a price considerably more approachable than its Rolex counterparts.
The bracelet is incredibly comfortable, the brushed finished to the twisted lugs makes it substantial and utilitarian, and the brushed, grain dial is like nothing we’ve seen to date. Sure, not everyone loves the custard lume but I think its considerably more attractive than a harsh white or even worse, green.
The Constellation was first introduced in 1952 and in the spirit of supreme accuracy. The successor to the limited Centenary model, It was Omegas first full production chronometer and mechanically, it broke ground. Its automatic caliber, the 505, is part of the series considered Omegas best until their modern co-axial movements. So mechanically, this watch is a wonder.
But, while movements are wonderful, they don’t close the deal for me. The design that makes this 2852 a watch that gives me chills. The cases facets, the rare arrowhead reflective markers and the pie pan dial are stunning.
And its raw, too. The steel case remains unpolished, which is a miracle. And the solid gold emblem on the caseback – a constant reminder of Omegas achievements at the Geneva observatory – is as crisp as it was in 58 and its pie pan crown is an original detail that puts this one over the top.
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