How watchmakers battle magnetism: protecting the entire movement with an inner cage made out of a very magnetically permeable material, that attracts the magnetic field lines, leaving the movement itself unaffected.
Or making balance springs and other parts from nonferrous materials that aren’t easily magnetized. Here: the @omega Co-Axial 8800 Calibre, a @ulyssenardinofficial silicon sprocket, the @rolex balance wheel with Parachrom hairspring
💫 Patek Philippe 27-AM 400 Amagnetic movement is considered to be one of the best ever made. For sure it’s nice when it comes in rose gold case and crisp condition, the only thing missing which would make this watch highly valuable is “Amagnetic” on the dial. But in this configuration definitely is definition off LESS IS MORE style 😉
I can't begin to explain how thrilled I am to have this 5601 114 in my collection. To me, the amagnetic DS' are the most interesting of that product line, more so then the divers. Antimagnetic with special, thicker cases, thick iron dials and antimagnetic movement covers - and still incredibly shockproof and water resistant to 200 meters. Not a lot of other mid-sixties watches match that... No wonder it cost as much as a dive DS on bracelet when it was produced!
The no-date version here is more or less my grail Certina and I never thought that I'd find one so soon after learning about it. Now on to collect the three or four other amag references 😭
A fun fact: like the dressy DS with sword hands I own, this one hasn't got any "T" markings on the dial. Check out the last photo for that one.
A lot of thanks to @calibre1040 for helping me get this and to @milos_columbo, @fadershan_v.watches and TonyC on #omegaforums for support 🙂