In Conversation with Gregory Kissling About Omega’s New Spirate System

At the launch of the new Speedmaster Super Racing at Omega’s HQ in Bienne, Wei speaks with VP of Product, Gregory Kissling, to learn in detail about the brand’s latest groundbreaking invention, the Spirate System. Kissling gives a masterclass on the unique geometry of the Spirate’s silicon hairspring that has been formed through Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) and features a flexible blade whose stiffness is adjusted from a micro-adjustment system called the “tuner”. Modifying the stiffness of the aforementioned flexible blade changes the frequency of the free-sprung balance, varying the rate to an extremely precise degree of finesse of 0.1 seconds per day. The Speedmaster Super Racing’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 9920 is capable of a certified, industry-leading accuracy of 0/+2 seconds per day. Verticalization within the Swatch Group has enabled innovations such as the Spirate System to flourish and there couldn’t be a better brand but Omega to unveil it to the world.

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