If the Speedmaster and the Seamaster are, certainly, probably the most recognizable watches produced by Omega, the Biel-based model has much more fashions to supply. In addition to its huge and enticing assortment of sports activities watches, Omega certainly additionally has extra refined, extra complicated and extra luxurious timepieces on provide, whether or not within the De Ville or the Globemaster assortment – the latter being a tribute to the previous of the model and its chronometers. Becoming a member of the gathering as we speak are three new Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar, accessible in luxurious metals and in daring colors.
The Constellation is likely one of the most enduring collections of Omega. It even got here to life earlier than the legendary Speedmaster. Born within the late Forties, the Constellation (the household comprising the Globemaster) had at all times been centered on precision and mechanical refinement, as attested by the presence on the casebacks of a medallion that includes the Observatory of Geneva topped by a constellation of eight stars. After some discreet years, the watch got here again to its unique idea in 2015, with the launch of the Globemaster sub-collection – a watch that was, whether or not for its design or its vocation, a robust tribute to the unique Constellation idea, as we defined on this in-depth historic article. Plus, it was the primary watch of Omega to return with the Grasp Chronometer certification.
Initially offered in 2015 as a time-and-date watch, with an hour hand that may be set independently, the model launched the next 12 months a mannequin with a extremely attention-grabbing complication, the annual calendar. One of the vital sensible problems of the business, as solely requiring one correction a 12 months for the calendar indication, whereas not being overly complicated, it made a remarked entry within the assortment, with a design that was definitely bolder than some anticipated. However, after some years, these shocking month inscriptions are lastly being effectively built-in.
Measuring 41mm in diameter for about 14.5mm in peak, the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar is the model’s imaginative and prescient of a sublime “daily-wearer” for use each on the workplace and out. It’s elegant with out being too formal, and the brand new editions launched as we speak definitely add an additional dosage of cool and daring. Essentially the most noticeable parts of the Globemaster Annual Calendar are the fluted bezel, but in addition the so-called pie-pan dial, harking back to early Constellation watches.
Along with the traditional palms for the hours, minutes, and seconds, in addition to the date window at 6 o’clock, the annual calendar is generally seen with its central hand for the month indication. As defined, the annual calendar takes under consideration the totally different lengths of the months (30 or 31 days), except the month of February. Powering this watch is the calibre 8922 or 8923 (the latter getting used for the gold mannequin, and contains a gold bridge and rotor). Mechanically similar, we’re speaking about in-house computerized Grasp-Chronometer engines with the entire model’s expertise; antimagnetic silicon elements, double barrel, co-axial escapement. The motion is partially seen underneath a sapphire caseback, with the emblematic medallion that includes the Observatory of Geneva.
Metal on Inexperienced
A part of the three new fashions is a brand new inexperienced mannequin, housed in a stainless-steel case. The case has brushed surfaces with polished accents and its bezel is manufactured from arduous metallic (tungsten carbide) for additional power and resilience. The dial, with a deep inexperienced sunray-brushed sample, options 18k white gold parts for the facetted palms, the Omega brand, the utilized indexes, and the Constellation star. This model (ref. 18.104.22.168.10.001) is worn on an identical inexperienced alligator strap. It is going to quickly be accessible from boutiques and priced at EUR 8,300.
Two-tone on Burgundy
The second mannequin to affix the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar assortment might be each the boldest and probably the most visually enticing. Its case combines stainless-steel for the central half and the caseback, with a fluted bezel and a crown manufactured from 18k Sedna Gold – Omega’s unique pink gold alloy. The dial, with its deep burgundy color, is sunray-brushed and all the weather – palms, logos, utilized markers – are manufactured from Sedna gold too. This model (ref. 22.214.171.124.11.001) is complemented by a colour-matching alligator strap with a metal folding clasp. It is going to be priced at EUR 11,100.
Gold on Gold
final however not least, the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar now contains a mannequin that’s all about gold. The case of this unique model is made solely of 18k Sedna gold, together with its polished and fluted bezel. However that’s not all… All parts of the dial, together with the palms and markers, but in addition the bottom of the dial itself, are manufactured from 18k Sedna gold too, as indicated by the “Au750” inscription close to the axis of the palms. To deliver distinction, black onyx has been used for the index settings, and for the primary time, additionally for the hours and minutes palms. This model is worn on a shiny black alligator strap. The value of this gold model of the Globemaster Annual Calendar (ref. 126.96.36.199.99.002) will not be but confirmed.
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