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Baselworld 2015: Omega Globemaster Introduces All-New “Master Chronometer” Movement


This past year, with a fanfare, Omega introduced its new watch certification system, coded in cooperation with METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (read about this here). Now, at Baselworld, Omega introduces the initial watch designed to meet these “Master Chronometer” criteria: the brand new Omega Globemaster, that takes design cues from historic Omega Constellation watches.


The 2 major aesthetic options that come with the Omega Globemaster that fans of vintage Omega will appreciate would be the “pie pan” dial, which echoes what vintage Constellation from 1952 and also the fluted bezel, a component utilized on several vintage Constellation watches, most particularly a collector-beloved model from 1968. The 39-mm situation (obtainable in stainless, gold, two-tone steel and gold, and Omega’s proprietary Sedna gold) includes a blown finish, with two polished bevels hooking up the perimeters from the lugs towards the bezel. The very best side rails from the fluted bezel (which consists of extremely hard tungsten carbide around the all-steel model) possess a smoothed finish. The azure very is domed and scratch-resistant.
The Omega Globemaster is available in two dial styles, with a silvered opaline dial (available on the steel, gold, and two-tone versions) and a blue sunbrushed dial (available on the steel and two-tone). Several strap and bracelet options are offered. The hour hands, minute hands, and hour indices are all treated with Super-LumiNova, and a date window appears at 6 o’clock.
Obviously, the actual story here’s within the timepiece, where we discover Omega’s Quality 8900, the very first “Master Chronometer” movement, what is known as since it meets both official chronometer standards from the Swiss testing agency COSC, but the criteria established by Omega’s own METAS certification. To be precise, fundamental essentials the eight criteria measured through the latter process:
The movement function throughout contact with a magnetic area of 15,000 gauss

The deviation from the watch’s running amount of time in six positions

The deviation from the watch’s running time between  and a pair ofOr3 of their energy reserve

The watch’s function throughout contact with a magnetic area of 15,000 gauss

The deviation from the watch’s average daily precision after contact with a magnetic area of 15,000 gauss

The watch’s average daily precision in tests replicating daily putting on conditions (six positions, two temps)

The watch’s energy reserve (autonomy – functioning without winding)

The watch’s water resistance (tested in water)
Ultimately, the timepiece is needed to do inside a tolerance of  to  5 seconds each day throughout after contact with the 15,000 gauss magnetic area to get the actual Chronometer designation.
Your final aesthetic touch, which pays tribute Omega’s good reputation for high-precision watches, is located on the gold medallion set in to the Globemaster’s azure exhibition caseback, featuring an engraving of the observatory’s cupola – a mention of site in which the famous chronometry tests from the nineteen forties and ’50s happened – encircled with a sky dotted with eight stars. The heavens serve the twin reason for referencing both the most crucial eight of individuals chronometry honours won by Omega throughout its background and the eight Master Chronometer criteria. On top of that, because the medallion doesn’t cover the whole caseback, the individual still will get a look at Quality 8900/8901 and it is swinging Sedna gold rotor.
Omega revealed the movement and also the watch in an event at Basel’s Von Bartha gallery now throughout the Baselworld watch fair. Listed here are a couple of live shots from the Omega Globemaster taken in the event.