Omega's gorgeous new watch, with lots of information below.
Omega is the second most popular brand in the watch industry. Although readers of this blog might prefer smaller watch brands, Omega makes a nice watch (speaking from experience). Their movements are accurate, their designs look good and their boutiques offer fantastic customer service (at least the one I frequent). The new Globemaster reminds me slightly of a Datejust thanks to the fluted bezel and baton markers. The resemblance, however, stops there.
The watch is loaded with minuscule details, the pie-pan dial, for example. With the introduction of the new Master Chronometer movements, the timekeeping accuracy of Omega's watches is proven. The watch not only has to pass the COSC's certification, but also METAS, whose stringent tests ensure a watch's reliable performance. Omega's CEO described the new release.
Some of you might have been with us in Geneva in December where we announced a new certification process and a new quality standard for watchmaking in general and for OMEGA. Now we have finalized that whole process and to make this process really meaningful we have a watch that we decided to launch which will be the flagship of the OMEGA brand in the future.
So you can expect to see more Master Chronometer watches soon.
The watch comes in a number of versions, all 39mm in diameter. The case houses the Omega 8900 (or 8901 for the gold watches). It is decorated with the same design as the others. The movement can be seen through the sapphire caseback, but it will be slightly obscured by the observatory medallion. It will hit stores in November 2015. You can find the watch on Omega's website here.
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