Why am I going into such detail about these technical features in what’s meant to be an experiential review? Well, it’s because a lot of the pleasure of wearing the Globemaster (at least in steel) is really an intellectual pleasure. Knowing that you have such an advanced movement on your wrist (let’s not forget, by the way, that industrializing the co-axial escapement was a pretty neat trick even without the antimagnetic features) is, if you’re of a certain disposition, pretty hugely satisfying. The Globemaster in steel is not a terribly romantic or sentimental watch and it doesn’t wear its heart on its sleeve (or tug at yours) as a way of making itself appealing. Instead, it offers a soberly clean look, grounded in history, that delivers information legibly and unobtrusively –and what closes the deal is really what’s under the hood. In that sense –eschewing overt design pyrotechnics in favor of maximum technical bang for the buck –it’s actually classic Omega.
Read more from Omega about the Globemaster right here.
The Omega Globemaster Master Chronometer, as shown, in steel with white dial on an alligator strap, $7700. Also available in gold/steel starting at $9,400, or solid Omega Sedna Gold or yellow gold at $21,600.
Case: 39mm x 12.53mm, 100m water resistant, sapphire crystals front and back, with Constellation medallion inset into the caseback in metal matching the case.
Movement: Omega caliber 8900/01, self-winding with 60 hour power reserve, co-axial escapment, antimagnetic to 15,000 gauss; METAS and COSC certified chronometer; twin barrels with free-sprung balance and silicon balance spring. Hour hand may be independently set in one-hour increments at the first position of the crown, allowing for rapid correction when crossing time zones.