Launched last year at Baselworld 2015, the Omega Globemaster (do-it-yourself here) showcased the brand’s latest Co-Axial Haute Perpetual Calendar movement, inspired by the constellations of the past. Now, Baselworld 2016 has added the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar, which has new features and a larger size, measuring 41mm compared to the standard Globemaster’s 39mm. more notably, it costs CHF 7,800, the same price as last year’s cheapest The Globemaster is about the same price. The METAS-certified annual calendar watch from Omega is certainly a pleasant surprise at a very competitive price.
With its signature pan dial and fluted bezel looking as handsome and elegant as ever, it’s here that one of the most important features of the Omega Globemaster becomes immediately apparent: the annual calendar complication! Personally, I’m really glad Omega decided to bypass the day of the week indicator and just stick to replica omega watches the monthly 6 o’clock and month dates printed in between the applied hour markers. All of this helps keep the dial relatively harmonious and clean.
The script font for the months and the instantaneously beating hands keep the identity of the busy Omega Globemaster intact, rather than busy the dial beyond the “pie” shape and slotted bezel. Of course, starting the annual calendar immediately after the a-date (in this case, we’ll just say that the date isn’t actually February 29, but February 24) is a good way to get noticed …… but the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar does look like the Omega Globemaster. The next step in a truly elegant and restrained collection of dresser watches. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a perpetual calendar and an annual calendar, actually the only thing to keep in mind is that the annual calendar requires an adjustment at the end of February each year (leap year or not) or not), while all other months are already set. The perpetual calendar doesn’t need any adjustment at all-until 2100, the mechanism would be considered year a, but that’s not actually the case.
Interestingly, the Omega Globemaster annual calendar appears to now be made only in steel – when it comes to rarer complications, we often see the brand reversed and making its debut in precious metal. Steel should help keep prices relatively low – although we’d like to see this Omega 18k Sedna Gold Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar. The blue hands, text, and iconic star look great in the photo, so steel definitely gives this watch the timeless look that initially appealed to fans. The dials are the new gray tones of the line, so they, let’s say, have a metallic look that gets the final touch of sophistication from the sun-brushed light.
The Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar is equipped with the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8922, which complements Omega’s growing collection of in-house movements that have passed their METAS certification tests. By now, most of you are probably familiar with METAS, but if you aren’t, you should read our detailed explanation here. In a nutshell, METAS refers to an in-house movement test conducted by Omega that checks the reliable performance of each so-called Master Co-Axial movement (as well as individual watches) while being subjected to a 15,000 Gauss magnetic field to ensure average daily accuracy. Temperature and position range between 0 and +5 seconds, as well as water resistance and power reserve