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Omega Caliber 8804

Omega Caliber 8804

Omega Caliber 8804

ManufacturerOmega
Caliber Number8804
Base Caliber
8800
In-House?
Yes
Movement Type
Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Display
Analog
Jewels35
Frequency/Beat Rate
25,200 vph, 3.5Hz
Lift Angle
Unconfirmed (use Co-Axial compatible timing machine)
Power Reserve
60 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; small seconds subdial at 6:00
Finishing
Rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Omega Seamaster 1948 Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 38mm (ref: 511.12.38.20.02.001)

The Omega caliber 8804 is an in-house automatic movement found in the Seamaster 1948 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (only 1,948 in the world). The watch and calibre were announced in March 2018 at Baselworld. The 8804 is Swiss made with 35 jewels, and features an anti-magnetic hairspring, Co-Axial escapement and twin barrels for extended power reserve.

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. Central hour and minute hand, small seconds hand at 6H. White rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque.” –source

Replacement Prices:

The Omega cal. 8804 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 price of the limited edition watch with movement is $6,900 USD.

Examples of watches with this movement:

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