Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OMEGA GLOBEMASTER

Swiss watch maker OMEGA presents the Globemaster, a high precision wristwatch that houses the brand’s most advanced mechanical movement and features a design inspired by early Constellation models that represent horological expertise and OMEGA’s legacy of precision and outstanding performance. Each watch is certified through a series of independent tests – a revolutionary process that establishes a new quality standard in the watch industry.

Two design features that define the Globemaster are its dial, which is created in a style that watch collectors have long referred to as a pie-pan dial, and the “fluted” bezel, an element that has decorated several famous Constellation watches.
OMEGA’s history also influenced the Globemaster’s caseback. Representing the precision awards that the watchmaker received for the outstanding performance of its movements during the famous chronometer observatory trials in the 1940s and 1950s is a medallion stamped with an image of a cupola of an observatory where the precision competitions took place. Eight stars in the sky above the observatory symbolize the most important precision records that OMEGA set and, reflecting how the brand’s commitment to quality has endured, the stars also signify the eight METAS-certified criteria that a timepiece and its movement must pass in order to receive Master Chronometer status.
In December of 2014, OMEGA held a press conference together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) to announce a new watch certification process that will become active in 2015. The Globemaster is the first watch to be tested and approved according to this new process, which, in addition to measuring the performance of the watch in daily wearing conditions, ensures that it functions properly when exposed to strong magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. Any watch brand can submit its watches for these METAS-approved tests in order to receive Master Chronometer standing, a label that at once makes a statement about the quality of not only the mechanical movement but also of the watch itself.

The eight criteria that are measured during the certification process are:
  1. The function of the movement during exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss
  2. The deviation of the running time of the watchin six positions
  3. The deviation of the running timeof the watch between 0 and 2/3 power reserve
  4. The function of the watch during exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss
  5. The deviation of the average daily precision of the watch after exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss
  6. The average daily precision of the watch in tests replicating daily wearing conditions (six positions, two temperatures)
  7. The power reserve of the watch (autonomy – functioning without winding)
  8. The water resistance of the watch (tested in water)

Before the watch is exposed to the magnetic field and its performance is measured according to the criteria approved by METAS, the movement must pass the tests established by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). Along with their watch, customers will receive a certification card that includes an identification number which they can use to see how their watches performed on each test. This documentation is proof that the watch has been certified by METAS.
The Globemaster will have to perform within a tolerance of 0 and +5 seconds per day during and after exposure to a magnetic field measuring15,000 gauss in order to receive its Master Chronometer designation.
Available in a wide range of materials including 18K Sedna™ gold, 18K yellow gold and stainless steel, the Globemaster will forever be recognised as the first Master Chronometer.
The 39 mm timepiece features the iconic pie-pan dial made famous by the Constellation models in 1952. A sun-brushed blue dial graces the full stainless steel and bi-metallic models which are available with a bracelet or a blue leather strap. Silvery opaline dials are found on the 18K Sedna™ gold, 18K yellow gold, stainless steel and stainless steel and 18K yellow gold versions.
The silvery opaline dial on the full stainless steel model is complemented by a grey leather strap. The indexes and familiar Constellation star are applied to the dial and fashioned from 18K Sedna™ gold or 18K yellow gold, or are rhodium-plated or blackened depending on the case material and dial colour.
The central hour, minute and seconds hands match the indexes, all of which are coated in Super-LumiNova – as are the hour and minutes hands. There is also a date indication at 6 o’clock on the dial.
Surrounding the dial is a fluted bezel whose top ridges are smoothed, giving the Globemaster a unique look that ensures it will remain immediately identifiable for generations to come. The bezel on the stainless steel models are made of a hard metal (tungsten carbide).
The case is brushed and has two polished bevels that connect the edges of the lugs to the bezel. These polished bevels are also found on the three-row metallic bracelet which is completely brushed except for its understated polished edges. The central links are slightly curved, enhancing the watch’s sophisticated appearance.
Protecting the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900/8901 powering the timepiece is a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an outstanding decorative feature. A medallion made of the same material as the case body has been set into the glass before the glass is fastened to the caseback with four screws. The medallion is stamped with an image of an observatory surrounded by a polished sky marked with eight symbolic stars.
The medallion does not completely cover the rotor and movement so the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900 – for stainless steel and steel-gold models – or OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8901 – for the gold versions – is visible. The OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8901 features an 18K Sedna™ gold rotor.  The reliability and precision of both anti-magnetic mechanical movements is such that the Globemaster is offered with a full four-year warranty. It is water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet).

Note: The name "Globemaster" was originally used for the Constellation timepieces that were produced and distributed in the USA in the 1950s.


Globemaster 18K Sedna™ Gold/18K Yellow Gold

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8901
Self-winding in both directions
Watch officially certified by METAS
Jewels: 39   
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Exclusive features with:
- Anti-magnetic 15'000 Gauss
- Time zone function
- Silicon “Si14” balance spring
- Omega free sprung-balance
- Co-Axial Escapement, 3 levels
- 2 barrels mounted in series
- NIVACHOC

Special luxury finish:
- 18K Sedna™ gold rotor and balance bridge
- Geneva waves in arabesque
- Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 6H

Case
18K Sedna™ or yellow gold
Diameter: 39.00 mm    Height: 12.53 mm
Water resistant up to: 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Brushed case with polished bevels, embossed Ω on polished crown
Polished fluted bezel
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
4-screw brushed and polished caseback; 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold central Observatory medallion set in a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Opaline silvery "Pie Pan" dial inspired by the first 1952s Constellation model
Applied polished 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold indexes, facetted and diamond polished; indexes with Super-LumiNova
Applied 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold   and Constellation star
Hands: Polished 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold facetted hands with Super-LumiNova

Strap
Brown leather strap on fold over clasp in 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold
Fitting: 20 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Warranty
4-year warranty


Globemaster Platinum Limited Edition

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8913
Self-winding in both directions
Watch officially certified by METAS
Jewels: 38   
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Exclusive features with:
Anti-magnetic 15'000 Gauss
Time zone function
Silicon “Si14” balance spring
Omega free sprung-balance
Co-Axial Escapement, 3 levels
2 barrels mounted in series
NIVACHOC

Special luxury finish:
18K Sedna™ gold rotor andbalance bridge
Geneva waves in arabesque
Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands

Case
950 platinum (new platinum alloy 950Pt20Au)
Diameter: 39.00 mm    Height: 12.53 mm
Water resistant up to: 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Brushed case with polished bevels, embossed Ω on polished crown
Polished fluted bezel
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
4-screw case back: Brushed and polished caseback; 18K white gold Central Observatory medallion filed with enamel, set in a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Sun-blasted Pt950 "Pie Pan" dial inspired by first 1952s Constellation model
Applied polished 18K white gold indexes filled with blue enamel
Applied 18K white gold
Hands: Polished 18K white gold facetted hands filled with blue enamel

Strap
Blue leather strap with 950 platinum stitching on fold-over clasp in 950 platinum (new platinum alloy 950Pt20Au)
Fitting: 20 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Warranty, edition and packaging
4-year warranty
Limited Edition of 352 pieces
Special presentation box

Globemaster Stainless steel/ Stainless steel with 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold
Movement
Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900
Self-winding in both directions
Watch officially certified by METAS
Jewels: 39   
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Exclusive features with:
- Anti-magnetic 15'000 Gauss
- Time zone function
- Silicon “Si14” balance spring
- Omega free sprung-balance
- Co-Axial Escapement, 3 levels
- 2 barrels mounted in series
- NIVACHOC

Special luxury finish:
Rhodium-plated rotor andbridges
Geneva waves in arabesque
Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 6H

Case
Stainless steel with 18K Sedna™ or yellow gold, stainless steel with hard material scratchproof bezel
Diameter: 39.00 mm   
Height: 12.53 mm
Water resistant up to: 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
Brushed case with polished bevels, embossed Ω on polished crown
Polished fluted bezel in 18K Sedna™, yellow gold or hard material
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
4-screw case back: Brushed and polished caseback ; 18K Sedna™, yellow gold or stainless steel Central Observatory medallion set in a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
"Pie Pan" dial inspired by first 1952s Constellation model
Sun-brushed blue or opaline silver
Applied polished 18K Sedna™, yellow gold, rhodium-plated or blackened indexes; facetted diamond polished; index with Super-LumiNova
Applied 18K Sedna™, yellow gold, rhodium plated or blackened indexes and Constellation star
Hands: Polished 18K Sedna™, yellow gold, rhodium-plated or blackened facetted hands;  HM hands with Super-LumiNova

Strap
New 3-row brushed bracelet with polished bevels Omega patented screw-andpin system; butterfly clasp
Brown, blue or grey leather strap on fold-over clasp
Fitting: 20 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Warranty
4-year warranty

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