Raising the Bar
At last year’s Baselworld, the new Globemaster was the big story for Omega. It was a watch that takes a number of design cues from the brand’s Constellation archives and also showcases their new ‘Master’ chronometer movement, which passes a certification more rigorous than COSC, as it must have anti-magnetic properties, as well as excellent accuracy, even after it has been fitted in the watch (and not just prior to being cased). This year, Omega showed us the Globemaster Annual Calendar, the collection’s first complication, which employs an in-house-made caliber 8922 automatic co-axial movement. Given that the watch’s months’ display has been positioned around the 12 facets of the trademark Globemaster pie-pan dial, which is a lustrous grey with a sunburst finish on this version, Omega thought it best to increase the diameter by a couple of millimeters, to 41mm, so as to help legibility. The month is then pointed out by a thin blued hand, which instantly jumps at the end of every month. The case remains stainless steel while the polished, fluted bezel is made of scratch-proof tungsten carbide. The Globemaster Annual Calendar retails for a pretty reasonable 8,000 USD.