In management positions with Omega replica watches online UK from 1968 to 1974 before joining Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Blancpain until 1999, Stephen Urquhart returned to Omega on June 1st 1999 as President of the company, where he has remained until today.
We were happy to meet with him during Baselworld 2016, shortly before the official announcement of his retirement today, May 31st 2016. Here are some extracts:
On the importance of the world’s first Master Chronometer — the best Omega Globemaster series fake watches with co-axial escapement and M.E.T.A.S. and Omega certification:
“The certification is about anti-magnetic properties up to 15,000 Gauss, but also water resistance, precision and durability. During the first part of the last century, we dealt with shock, then humidity, that were visible problems. Magnetism is not visible, but it was an issue. We built Faraday cages around the movements of our official Railmaster watches in the 1950’s.
In 2008, we solved half the problem with the co-axial movement and a silicon balance spring, then with materials like Nivagauss for other components. Sixty to seventy per cent of watch repairs today are due to magnetism, so we decided to go ahead in 2013 with tests that took this into consideration, and more. We aim to accompany all our mechanical watches with the certificate, most by 2020. We already have six new Master Chronometer movement Omega replica watches (and 46 models) here in Basel.”
Stephen Urquhart will remain closely associated with the Swatch Group and will be available for special projects and consultancy assignments.
Haute Time would like to thank him for his time during this and previous Baselworlds, and for his ongoing commitment to the world of watchmaking.