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History And Classics: Globemaster—omega’s World’s First Master Observatory Watch

The Globemaster watch inherits OMEGA’s watchmaking process, equipped with the brand’s most technologically advanced mechanical movement, and its exterior design inspiration comes from the early constellation series models that show the expertise of horology, combining brand craftsmanship and consistent precision Extraordinary performance. Each watch has passed a series of professional and independent tests, and strict verification processes have set a new quality standard for the industry. This revolutionary process has set a new quality standard for the watch industry.

 History – more than 50 years of extraordinary design
   The design of the Globemaster case back is inspired by the rich history of Omega. The embossed background of the emblem on the case back is a polished sky observatory pattern, which represents the brilliant page of Omega that has won many accurate awards during the accurate observatory table test process.

   The embossed background of the emblem on the Globemaster caseback is a polished sky observatory pattern that represents Omega’s precise chronometer test process. The eight stars above the observatory represent eight important and accurate records of Omega.
   The eight stars above the observatory represent eight important and precise records of Omega, witnessing the brand’s requirements for quality. At the same time, the eight stars also symbolize the eight standards certified by the METAS (Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, METAS). Each watch and built-in movement must pass these eight standards in order to obtain the Master Chronometer title Test.

   Classic Constellation watches from 1952, horn-shaped lugs, gossip dials, and three-dimensional fly hour markers are popular among watch fans.

   1968 Classic Constellation Constellation. Abalone shell and coin-pitted bezel are quite eye-catching
   Globemaster’s design has two major features. The two major features of this model are the classic design of the ‘groove bezel’ engraved with coins around the dial and the special ‘Pie Pan Dail’. The classic matching of the 18K Sedna ™ model with the silver dial is definitely a coveted classic.
Technology – Master Chronometer
   In December 2014, Omega and METAs jointly held a press conference, announcing that a new set of watch certification methods will be launched in 2015. Globemaster is the first wristwatch to be tested and certified to new standards. The new test procedure not only evaluates the performance of the watch in daily wear, but also includes anti-magnetic tests to ensure that the watch can still function normally under the strong magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss. Any watchmaking brand can arrange its watch to undergo METAS approval test, and after passing the certification, it can use the title of Master Chronometer. This proves that the watch’s built-in mechanical movement has extraordinary quality and is a guarantee of superior products. .

   Every Globemaster watch that has passed the METAS test will be certified with a certificate card. This document is the official proof that the watch has passed the METAS test. Customers can also view each watch passed by the watch according to its identification number Test Results.
   Before each watch goes through the standard measurement procedures of the METAS Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, the movement of the watch must pass all tests in the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC). Every Globemaster watch that has passed the METAS test will be certified with a certificate card. This document is the official proof that the watch has passed the METAS test. Customers can also view each watch passed by the watch according to its identification number Test Results. Before Omega made a major breakthrough in dual certification in 2014 in order to ensure the accuracy and functionality of each watch, Omega’s efforts in movement technology were obvious to all:

   The assembled watch was placed in a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, and its performance was verified acoustically.
1999-coaxial escapement
Launched in 1999, the coaxial escapement is the first practical wristwatch escapement in 250 years. This movement is a 2500 coaxial movement.

2007-8500 movement
Omega’s unique 8500 coaxial movement is the brand’s first coaxial movement developed by its own.
2008-Antimagnetic Fine Hairspring
Omega’s first coaxial movement with a silicon hairspring is equipped with antimagnetic properties.

2013-Full Antimagnetic Watch
Omega launched the world’s first truly anti-magnetic mechanical movement, equipped with the Omega 8508 coaxial movement.
2014-8500 Master Co-Axial
Omega industrialized its antimagnetic technology and applied it to the mechanical movements of men’s and women’s watches. This new milestone began with the Omega 8500 Master Co-Axial coaxial movement.
2015-METAS + COSC dual certification
Omega has introduced eight new standards certified by METAS. Measure the accuracy of a watch and its movement during and after a strong magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss. All watches that pass these eight tests receive the title of Master Chronometer.

   Globemaster Omega Co-Axial 39mm Master Chronometer, Sedna Gold Case, Sapphire Crystal, Silver Dial, 39 mm Diameter, Omega 8900 Co-Axial Automatic Self-winding Movement, Official Swiss Observatory (COSC) Certification, Switzerland Certified by the Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), it can withstand magnetic forces up to 15,000 Gauss, silicon hairspring material without card spring balance, double barrel, 60 hours power reserve.
The eight evaluation criteria are as follows:
Watch average daily accuracy
This test lasts for four days and verifies the daily performance of the watch under real use conditions. It will first be placed in six different locations and operated in two alternate temperature environments, and then placed in a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, after which it will be demagnetized after a period of time. Finally, it will be placed in the same location and temperature environment for testing. During each step, a photo is taken and its accuracy is measured after 24 hours according to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
2. Operation of COSC-certified movement under 15,000 Gauss magnetic field
This test involves only the movement. The movement (referred to as the movement that must be tested and certified by cosc) will be placed in two different positions under the magnetic environment of 15,000 Gauss, each position will be maintained for 30 seconds, and then the movement of the movement is checked with a microphone Happening.
3. How the watch works under a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss

This test is similar to the second test, but the test is not only for the movement, but the assembled watch will also be placed in a 15,000 Gauss magnetic field, and then the performance will be verified by acoustic testing. Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in daily life, such as tablet computers, telephones, electric flashlights, and even switching magnets for ladies handbags. Of course, the accuracy of mechanical watches lacking antimagnetic performance will be affected in the long run.
4. Average daily accuracy deviation of a watch after exposure to a 15,000 Gauss magnetic field
This test calculates the average deviation of the watch on the second and third days of the first test. The results show the daily accuracy of the watch before and after exposure to a 15,000 Gauss magnetic field.

5.Waterproof performance
Watches tested are immersed in water and gradually pressurized until they reach the specified water-resistant depth pressure. Some watches can go beyond the depth of water resistance. This test ensures that each Globemaster is 100 meters water resistant.
6. Power reserve
This test will take photos at the beginning and end of the watch’s ‘expected maximum power reserve range’, and then measure the deviation again to verify that each watch can operate accurately within the stated power reserve time limit. This is important for watch users. This test gives them the peace of mind that even if the watch is placed on a bedside table all weekend, the watch will still operate smoothly.
7. Travel time error under 100% and 33% power reserve
In this test, the watch will be placed in six different positions (similar to the orientation of the six planes of a dice). When it is 100% full of energy, it is maintained at each position for 30 seconds, and the average accuracy is recorded by sound. Then, the power reserve is reduced by two-thirds (also when the watch has 33% power left). This will allow us to ensure that the watch will function accurately even when it does not need to be at 100% power.
8. Time error of the watch in six unused positions

This test is similar to the seventh test, measuring the running time deviation rate of the watch at six different positions, which are also six plane orientations similar to dice. The watch stays in each position for 30 seconds and then performs an acoustic measurement. Testing in different locations ensures that no matter what the person wearing the watch is doing, such as sitting still or doing strenuous exercise, its performance will not be affected.

   PiePanDail- Polygonal Stereo Panel Inspired by the Constellation Series of 1952
Products-Classic Design with Future Technology
   Globemaster watches are available in 11 different materials, including 18K Sedna ™ gold (OMEGA’s patented special metal), 18K yellow gold and stainless steel. This remarkable watch has an immortal honor and will always be the world’s first dual-certified Master Chronometer.

   Globemaster Omega Co-Axial 39mm Master Chronometer, Stainless Steel Case, Sapphire Crystal, Blue Dial, 39 mm Diameter, Omega 8900 Co-Axial Automatic Self-winding Movement, Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) Certification, Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology and Science (METAS) certification, can withstand magnetic forces up to 15,000 Gauss, silicon hairspring material without card spring balance, double barrel, power reserve 60 hours.

   The ‘groove bezel’ engraved with coins around the dial, the raised positions of its design have been polished, and the shape is distinctive
   This watch has a diameter of 39mm. Its classic design surface-‘Pie Pan Dail’-is inspired by the Constellation series in 1952. The central hours, minutes and seconds hands and scales complement each other; and the hands and time markers are covered with Super-LumiNova coating and a calendar window at 6 o’clock on the surface. The ‘groove bezel’ carved by the coins around the dial is designed to be smooth and swollen, with a distinctive shape. The classic and rich temperament can stand the test of time, which is definitely attractive. A coveted classic.