OMEGA Railmaster Chronograph 42.2mm

The original Omega Railmaster was first launched in 1957 as the successor to a watch created for the British Royal Air Force in 1953. It had a special anti-magnetic construction and was designed specifically for people who worked in or around powerful electric currents, such as railway workers – hence the name. Relaunched in 2003, the classic black dial of the Railmaster models have enjoyed considerable popularity.

Launched in 2004, the chronograph models have the classic Railmaster stainless-steel case design in a diameter of 42.2mm. It has a brushed finish with contrasting polished facets on the typical Seamaster lugs, a polished crown, polished oval pushers and a simple polished bevelled bezel. As with all Railmaster models, the dial is available exclusively in the same matt black as the original model and shares the same high-visibility luminous Arabic numerals at the four quarters and triangular hour markers as the other models in the collection.

OMEGA Railmaster Chronograph 42.2mm

In the chronograph, these are highlighted even further by facetted rhodium-plated hour, minute and central seconds hands with extra luminous SuperLuminova material. Chronograph counters for 30 minutes and 12 hours are situated at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively, with a continuous small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, all with rhodium-plated hands. The central chronograph seconds hand with luminous arrowhead pointer can be read off against a scale graduated to ¼ of a second.

The Railmaster Chronograph is powered by the Omega calibre 3205 self-winding chronometer-chronograph movement which has 55-hour power reserve, official chronometer certification and column-wheel mechanism.

The calibre 3205 is also fitted with Omega’s proprietary free sprung-balance without index, which avoids the disturbing effects of contact between the balance-spring and the index pins and therefore ensures stability of the watch’s going rate over long periods of use.

These classic chronographs naturally have the same high-quality standards as all Seamaster models, including a screw-in crown and case back that ensure water resistance to 150 metres and a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside.

A choice of brushed stainless-steel bracelet and black or brown alligator leather straps with push button-operated stainless-steel fold-over clasps enables the exact look to be tailored to the wearer’s preference.

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