Omega caliber 8806 Guide
Omega has used and developed a large number of calibers over the course of its history.
In this article, we will look closer at the specifications, background, and history of the Omega Omega caliber 8808. In other words, everything there is to know about it.
Omega caliber 8806 specifications
The Omega caliber 8806 was presented in 2017 and is very similar to the caliber 8800 which was released the year before, in 2016. The main difference between these is that the caliber 8806 does not feature a date function like the 8800.
At its release in 2017, the caliber was presented in the new Railmaster from Omega. Initially, Omega didn’t flaunt with the caliber due to the fact that the Railmaster has a solid case back (and must have since a sapphire crystal can compromise the anti-magnetism of the watch – which is the purpose of the model).
The Omega Caliber 8806 is not a certified chronometer (COSC) but instead has a METAS certificate. METAS is the ”Swiss national metrology institute”.
Omega describes METAS as following:
“To own a MASTER CHRONOMETER is to be confident that your watch has been certified not once – but twice! The 8 stringent METAS tests your timepiece must face to earn the title MASTER CHRONOMETER can only begin with movements already certified by COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). And it’s a completely transparent testing process. If you want to know how your own watch performed during the 8 METAS tests, you can view the exact results by entering your certificate number online”
The movement is equipped with a co-Axial escapement and displays hours, minutes, and seconds. It is, of course, self-winding, and equipped with a bidirectional rotor. The purpose of the Railmaster, in which the movement was originally released was to withstand high magnetic fields. Therefore, the caliber 8806 is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The movement is, of course, an Omega in-house movement.
The caliber beats at 25,200 VPH and has 35 jewels. Internally, it is built with a titanium balance wheel, silicon hairspring, Nivachoc shock absorbers, and screws on the balance wheel for fine adjustment of the watch’s accuracy. Furthermore, it has a free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring and is rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque.
- Chronometer, Co-Axial Escapement
- METAS certified
- Hours, Minutes, Seconds
- 25200 VPH
- Power reserve: 55 hours
- Automatic, bidirectional rotor
- Diameter: 29.0 mm
- Height: 4.90 mm
- Diameter: 29.0 mm
- Height: 4.90 mm
- Nivachoc shock absorbers
- Silicon hairspring
- 37 jewels
- Titanium balance wheel
Omega watches with the caliber 8806
5 thoughts on “Omega caliber 8806 Complete Guide”
Beware I bought a Railmaster Feb of 2020 and and now in September 2020 it has water vapor inside and has never Ben submerged in water,only splashed when washing hands.
Sorry to hear! Fortunately, this is covered by the Omega 5-year warranty.
Just bought a Railmaster with this movement and the rotor is noisy more so than my other automatics. Is that normal? I’m finding two different answers.
Since the rotor is a moving part, there will always be some level of noise coming from the rotor. It’s difficult to answer your question specifically but in general, the Railmaster does have some noise to it which is more noticeable than some other models so if you’re not experiencing major rattle and noise, there should be no issues.
The 8806 rotor is louder than some others as it’s on a ceramic bearing instead of the more usual steel bearing.
Rolex watches with a rotor on a ceramic bearing are just as loud.
The disadvantage – it’s a bit louder than a steel bearing.
The advantages – it’s more reliable and much more robust and longer-lasting. It’s definitely not going to fail between services, which as the 8806 has a George Daniel co-axial movement should easily be 7 years or more.
I like it; it’s not obtrusive and tells me the rotor is doing it’s job 🙂