Omega wasn’t the one watch producer creating this type of watch. Rolex famously has the Milgauss, which takes its title straight from the 1,000-Gauss resistance (mille being French for 1,000) and was developed in partnership with the Swiss laboratory CERN. The watch was produced from 1956 till 1988 (with there being two main generations in that time-frame, the 6543/6541 and the 1019), earlier than it was once more revived in 2007. Likewise, IWC has the Ingenieur, which really got here earlier than both the Milgauss or the Railmaster, debuting in 1954. By that point, IWC already had a historical past of manufacturing anti-magnetic watches for pilots, so the Ingenieur appeared a logical subsequent step. 20 years later, it might get an overhaul by Gerald Genta within the type of the Ingenieur SL and at this time the model has stored the road alive as a group of racing-inspired watches, although that is a narrative for one more time.