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Omega Caliber 8800 Deep Brown Planet Ocean

Omega Caliber 8800

Omega Caliber 8800 Deep Brown Planet Ocean

ManufacturerOmega
Caliber Number8800
In-House?
Yes
Movement Type
Automatic
Display
Analog
Diameter
26mm
Jewels35
Beats Per Hour
25,200 vph, 3.5Hz
Lift Angle
Unconfirmed (use Co-Axial compatible timing machine)
Power Reserve
55 hours (two barrels)
Shock ProtectionNivashock
Escapement
Co-Axial
Balance Spring
Si14 Silicon
Anti-Magnetic?
Yes up to 15,000 gauss
COSC?
No
Chronometer?
Yes (Omega Master Chronometer spec)
Hacking Seconds?Yes
Hand-Windable?Yes
Rotor Type
Ball bearing
FunctionsCentral hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; date at 3:00 or 6:00
Finishing
Rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Too many to list… (Add your watch in the comments below)

The Omega calibre 8800 is an in-house automatic movement that made a splash as the engine that powers the updated Seamaster Pro 300M (aka SMP) in March 2018 at Baselworld. It is Swiss made with 35 jewels. This movement features an anti-magnetic hairspring, Co-Axial escapement and twin barrels for extended power reserve.

Omega Caliber 8800

In Omega’s own words:

“Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions. Rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque.” –source

8800 Base:

The Omega 8800 serves as the base movement for several other calibers including:

  • 8801 – Same specs as the 8800 with the main difference being an 18K Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight (rotor)
  • 8802 – Small seconds at 6:00, date
  • 8803 – Same specs as 8802 but with an 18K Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight
  • 8804 – Small seconds at 6:00, no date, 60 hours power reserve
  • 8805 – Same specs as 8804 but with an 18K Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight
  • 8806 – 3-hander (time only), no date
  • 8807 – Same specs as 8806 but with an 18K Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight

Anti-Magnetic Properties:

It used to be that the Omega caliber 8508 got all of the credit for being resistant to magnetic fields, but now most of the newer movements such as the calibre 8800 being discussed here, are anti-magnetic up to 15,000 gauss thanks to the silicone balance spring and materials that are not affected by exposure to magnetism.

Replacement Prices:

The Omega caliber 8800 is an in-house movement and not available for individual purchase, even for Swatch Group parts accounts. At the time of this post, the retail prices of the watches this movement powers ranges from $8,300 USD to $14,000 USD.

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