In-Depth – Omega Globemaster

In-Depth - Omega Globemaster

The Omega Globemaster is thought to be the best latest watches of the Omegas, that has been on the market for a long time now. The timepiece has a dressy and vintage styling as well as a new standard Swiss movement the Master Chronometer.

When it comes to the aesthetics, the Globemaster resembles the 1952 Omega Constellation.

Well, of course, the Omega Constellation is not the first chronometer wristwatch, but the year it was released is when the company introduced a chronometer is large quantities so it became available to many people.

Most people think that the Globemaster is a new model but it is as old as the Constellation. However due to the trademark conflict in the US, the Omega couldn’t sell the Constellation using its original name, so it remained under the Globemaster until the conflict was solved.

The Globemaster is different from the current Constellation and that’s why it was given its own name, but it still under the Constellation category.

In this article, we will look at the features of the Omega Globemaster

  • The Dial

The Omega Globemaster has a grim dial which is also uncluttered. It’s simple and legible. Its pie-pan dial is a feature that was “copied” from its predecessor. It’s understated.  This watch comes with a lume on the dial which is legible at low light situations.

  • The Case

It is has a 39mm case. But the most outstanding feature is the fluted bezel which looks similar to that of Rolexes. The fluted bezel is long lasting. The entire case is made from stainless steel and the bezel is made with sturdy tungsten carbide. The case is thin about 12.5mm.

While people feel the 39mm not ideal for this watch, for a dressy watch like this one the size is just fine, especially due to the comfort that comes with it.

·         Style

What distinguishes the Globemaster from the Omega Constellation Family?

When the Omega Constellation was released in the 1950s, it had a label which Omega has incorporated it into the modern watches. The silver pie pan dial and the 18kt Sedna gold 39mm case makes the Globemaster an ideal watch for most people.

Well, there are other similar features such as the signature star found on the dial at the 6 o’clock position as well as the observatory logo found on the case back.

·         Power Reserve

The power reserve on the Omega Globemaster.

The Globemaster has a 39 jewel movement that keeps the watch moving for 60 hours continuously on a full wind known as the Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 8900 that with its twin barrels can tick at 25,200 vph.

·         The Bracelet

You will love how comfortable it is when wearing the Omega Globemaster. With a case measuring 39mm, this is the perfect timepiece you can wear every day. But some people have a feeling that it would be better if it was designed with a leather strap. Also, the bracelet feels too sharp.

Is Globemaster the Master Chronometer?

The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology Certification together with Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres certifies the Globemaster as a “Master Chronometer” and not a regular Chronometer, but this is after passing through the eight important tests. Omega declared it in December 2014 to have all its timepieces be METAS certified and the Globemaster being one of them acquired the METAS certification.

Where to Buy the Omega Globemaster

Initially, you could not get the Globemaster from boutiques and retailers but today, you can get it from most Omega authorized dealers. It is worth putting in mind that there are quite some variations in colors and style and so you need to ensure you try yours before you buy it.

Final Words

The Omega Globemaster is a prominent watch that takes into consideration the old Omega models including the Constellation C-Shape and the 52 Constellation coupled with other advanced features.

The watch looks great on the wrist. Its size and the antique look coupled with the fact that it is the first watch to be declared the master chronometer after passing several tests makes it ideal for everyone desiring to wear a watch. In fact, your watch collection would be incomplete if you miss this iconic watch.

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