Hands On The New Omega Globemaster Watch
With its sight set on the stars ever since it became the first watch brand to step onto the moon, Omega continues to celebrate space exploration with the launch of the vintage-inspired Globemaster.
Call the brand nostalgic, but Omega seems to have dived into the archives when designing its 2015 collection.
After resurfacing the very retro Seamaster Ploprof 1200M and celebrating the 1970 Apollo 13 mission with a Snopy Award watch, the brand is now introducing an elegant wristwatch that looks like it could have been picked up from the auction block. In a good way.
The 39-mm Omega Globemaster harkens back to historic models by featuring the iconic pie-pan dial made famous by the Constellation models in 1952. Surrounding the dial and its central hour, minute, seconds hands, and date, is a fluted bezel. It’s a timeless design, and it looks brilliant on the wrist. But don’t be fooled. The Omega Globemaster represents the brand’s most advanced mechanical movement in its history.
In addition to having an independent lab measuring the performance of the watch in typical daily conditions (COSC), the Globemaster also undergoes rigorous tests to ensure it functions properly when exposed to strong magnetic fields.
Omega’s reverence for precise performance is captured on the caseback, where an etching of an observatory cupola symbolizes Omega’s success in precision competitions from the last century, as well as its desire to reach new heights and explore uncharted territory in the field of mechanics.
The Omega Globemaster is available in steel and yellow gold, as well as the brand developped Segna gold, and comes presented on a bracelet or leather strap, with prices starting around $7,700.
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