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On The Wrist: Road Testing The OMEGA Globemaster

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The following article has been sponsored by OMEGA Globemaster

Choosing a timepiece that will live with you and accompany you on life’s greatest adventures is a monumental task. Besides looking good and performing well, finding a watch with all the finer details fit for a man on the move is not easy. A versatile watch today should respect tradition whilst looking towards the future, and in a lot of ways, the new OMEGA Globemaster we tested fits this very criteria.

History In Every Detail

The OMEGA Globemaster’s aesthetic charm stems from decades of good design genes alongside the Swiss watchmaker’s extensive archives playing a significant role in its conception. Many historical cues can be found on the Globemaster including its pie-pan dial with indexes which was found on many vintage OMEGA Constellations of the 50s and 60s.

Another ode to the past is its distinctive bezel with the fluting going all the way around the bezel – a feature that graced many a Constellation in the past. Turning the piece over, we see a medallion with an observatory and eight stars stamped into it, representing the eight most important precision records that OMEGA set at chronometry trials.

Magnetically Shielded For The Future

It is these eight stars that not only stand for past glories, but also represents the future of OMEGA. In 2015 OMEGA unveiled their Master Chronometer certification in conjunction with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The movement which would first be certified as a chronometer by the COSC, would then be fully cased up into the watch and then tested by eight criteria.

What this means is a watch that is fully functional within the magnetic field exposure of 15,000 gauss. This also includes a deviation of daily precision after exposure to 15,000 gauss magnetic field. 

In daily life magnetism is all around us from our laptops, to wallets to phones. OMEGA’s Master Chronometer certification guarantees that their watches can continue to function in the present day without being affected by the invisible disruptive force.

Coupled with OMEGA’s Co-Axial Technology, the Globemaster is a watch that has a much longer service interval than most others on the market.

Final Thoughts

On the wrist, the Globemaster has a chameleonic nature depending on the configuration one chooses. Head honcho Luc Wiesman was recently given a Globemaster in stainless steel on a bracelet with a blue dial as well as a white dial on a leather strap on his recent trip to sunny Los Angeles. With the dark blue dial and bracelet, the Globemaster served as an attractive everyday watch that sports casual elegance. The handsome dial colour ensured that it was easily matchable with the best streetwear or smart casual threads. The gems of Los Angeles could not have looked any better with such a cool combination. 

For an alternative look guaranteed to raise your stakes in formal attire, simply go for the lighter dial and a dark leather strap. This screams ‘full tux’ mode, serving as a dress watch for occasions where the stylish gentleman is duly called upon.

As the world’s first Master Chronometer, the OMEGA Globemaster is ready to take on life’s greatest adventures with you. One part an ode to history, the other a forward thinking wrist-bound companion. This is the OMEGA Globemaster made for the modern man. 

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