Omega Railmaster 40mm Ref. 188.8.131.52.01.001 Co-Axial Master Chronometer
The Railmaster is a classic from Omega, one of its 1957 released "Trilogy" watches that has become a legend alongside the Seamaster and Speedmaster. For 2017, Omega freshened the Railmaster, incorporating modern technology with a vintage charm.
The new Railmaster comes in at 40mm, with a brushed stainless steel case with twisted lugs topped with a sapphire crystal.
The first star of the show is the dial, which has an incredible amount of detail with a brushed metal surface that needs to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated. The large, arrow shaped hour markers are recessed into the dial rather than have the lume plots painted high on the dial surface, and the railroad minute track is a subtle nod to the watch's roots.
The second star is the movement. The Caliber 8806 is tested to insane standards to bear the certified Master Chronometer name, has a co-axial escapement with a silicon balance spring, and a 55 hour power reserve. It's held in place with a solid caseback utilizing Omega's patent-pending NAIAD Lock that always orients the caseback upright while maintaining a proper seal.
The example offered here is in like-new condition on the original coated nylon herringbone strap, and comes as a complete set with the boxes, paperwork, and even the original sales receipt.
See the photos and condition description below:
Case: 40mm brushed stainless steel case in excellent condition. There are no significant scratches, dings, or dents on the case as shown in the photos.
Bezel: Brushed steel fixed bezel in excellent condition with only minor surface marks as pictured.
Dial/Hands: Original textured anthracite dial with brushed hands with excellent vintage-colored lume.
Caseback: Excellent solid steel NAIAD Lockingbrushed caseback as pictured.
Crystal: Original sapphire crystal free from scratching.
Movement: Caliber 8806 co-axial chronometer Omega automatic movement keeping excellent time. All functions work as they should.
Bracelet/Strap: Original OEM Omega coated nylon fabric strap in like new condition.
Accessories: The watch comes with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty, pictogram and chronometer cards, manual, and even the original sales receipt.