For a fabric that was once linked to miners and factory works, denim has since developed into a fashion staple of prodigious proportions. Invented in the French city of Nîmes, denim didn’t take its most famous form until 1871, when Jacob W. Davis invented the blue jean in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. Now, Omega has put its own inventive spin on the twill textile with its new denim-inspired Omega Railmaster.
Of course, the Railmaster itself isn’t new. Originally launched in 1957, Omega considered the Railmaster to be the working man’s watch, devised to function reliably around machinery and stand up to the magnetic fields encountered in a laboratory. That heritage parlayed to the modern interpretation: a 40mm brushed stainless steel case and a denim-inspired dial with light-grey Super-LumiNova application for the hour markers and hands.
While there is the option of a stainless-steel bracelet, the blue jean NATO strap accented with brown leather makes for an elegant denim-on-denim combination—at last, a foolproof way to don the Canadian tuxedo.
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