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Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar

Marina Milojević | 03.07.16 | 09:10 PM

In 2015, on the occasion of the BaselWorld trade show, Omega introduced the Globemaster, which was announced as the world's first Master Chronometer. The legendary Globemaster, which is both COSC and METAS certified, now returns with an update, and with a new case diameter. The Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar is increased from 39mm to 41mm, allowing for even better visibility of the vintage-inspired Pie Pan dial. The watch face is also revealed in a completely new shade of grey, evoking the early Constellation models.

However, the changes are not merely cosmetic. The most important update is on the inside, since the brand new movement drives the Globemaster Annual Calendar. The new OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8922 movement features an instantaneous jump mechanism, which controls the movement of the blue-varnished month hand. The hand travels along the month track, where each month has been positioned between blued indexes. Omega omitted the day of the week indicator, and, instead, it opted for a more restrained design, with a date window appearing at 6 o'clock, and months printed in between the hour markers. Same as any other watch with an annual calendar complication, the new Globemaster requires a manual adjustment once a year.

Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar

The new Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar is made from stainless steel, and it features a polished fluted bezel made of scratchproof tungsten carbide. As already mentioned, the case is a bit larger in size, measuring in at 41mm, which is a bit wider than the standard Globemaster that is 39mm. The dial of the watch reveals blued and polished hour and minute hands, which are both faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova.  The blue highlights also appear on the polished central seconds hand, OMEGA logo, Constellation star, and writing on the dial. A blue leather strap, with a stainless steel fold-over clasp, nicely rounds-up the color theme.

Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar

The asking price for the new Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar is 7,800 CHF, which is a pleasant surprise. The METAS certification speaks for its reliable performance after exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, as well as its reliability in terms of water resistance and power reserve.

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