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NEWS fields of 15,000 gauss. After explaining each individual test, Mr. Hobmeier proudly displayed the world’s first Master Chronometer, the Globemaster, while briefly describing the effort involved in its creation. “Trust is something you can only gain if you walk the talk. Our team has been working very hard with METAS to perfect the details. It is an honour to present the first watch that has passed these tests.” The test results of the watch were also shown, demonstrating how customers can check the individual results of their watch by going online. Having achieved this milestone, OMEGA has signalled the future of the brand. As a renowned watchmaking pioneer, this occasion will certainly rank as one of its most defining moments. OMEGA PRESENTS THE WORLD’S FIRST MASTER CHRONOMETER PATEK PHILIPPE TRAINS WATCHMAKERS OMEGA and METAS share the creation, process and results of the Master Chronometer certification. At a press conference held at OMEGA’s HQ in Biel, Switzerland, the world’s first Master Chronometer has been made official. Not only does this represent a momentous occasion for the brand, it also sets a new standard in watchmaking. In 2014, OMEGA and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) announced their collaboration on a new watch certification, whereby precision and performance would be tested and approved like never before. A year on, and the entire process is now fully active. With a new METAS Lab housed within OMEGA’s own operations, the Globemaster has officially become the first watch to achieve the “Master Chronometer” rating. Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek was joined by Dr. Christian Bock, Director of METAS, as well as Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, and Andreas Hobmeier, OMEGA’s Vice President of Production and Procurement. OMEGA PRESS INFORMATION 21 October 2016 2 /3 For further information, please contact: OMEGA International Press Office Rue Jakob-Stämpfli 96 - 2500 Bienne 4 - Switzerland – Tel. +41 32 343 9211 - Fax +41 32 343 9715 - press@omega.ch – www.omegawatches.com/press OMEGA is a company of the Swatch Group, the largest manufacturer and distributor of watches and jewellery in the world. Opening the press conference, Nick Hayek described the importance of the moment. “We