The Jet-Setting Style of the Omega Globemaster Annual CalendarBy Felix Scholz
Sitting somewhere between the action-ready Seamaster and Aqua Terra, and the patrician lines of the De Ville and the Constellation, is the Globemaster. First introduced in 2015, the venerable Globemaster name was revived to celebrate the arrival of Omega’s Master Chronometer, and since then has cemented its place as an elegant all-rounder.
Throughout this line’s life, much of the attention has been focused on the timeless time and date models, a modern update of Omega’s legendary “pie-pan” models, but recently, a colorful, complicated trio sees the light shine onto the Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Annual Calendar. The form of these three new releases is familiar — 41mm case with fluted bezel and pie-pan dial, with the months in cursive script resting on the outer edge of the dial. While the design is unchanged, the three new dials breathe life into the model. First up is the 18K Sedna gold model. Sure, the case and bezel are in gold, but so are the dial, hands and markers. The result is a watch that makes quite a statement.
Though the second new addition only has a fraction of the gold content of the Sedna dial — specifically on the bezel and crown — this burgundy number is simply stunning. The rich sun-brushed red dial, with its sophisticated shape and golden details, sings in the light and is paired with a matching burgundy strap.
Finally, the green. There’s been a lot of talk about green being the new blue, and Omega’s olive interpretation of the tone is on-trend. Unlike the other two models, this watch has no gold on the case, but it does have an ultra hard tungsten carbide bezel — a reminder that, while the Globemaster may look dressy, it can still handle anything thrown at it.
These three new versions are all powered by the caliber 8922, a Master Chronometer Co-Axial visible through the caseback, which features a Central Observatory medallion, in honor of the original Constellations released in 1952.
Omega Globemaster Co Axial Master Chronometer Annual Calendar 41mm
Movement: Self-winding caliber 8922; 55-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and annual calendar
Case: 41mm; Sedna gold, Sedna gold and steel, or steel with tungsten carbide bezel; water resistant to 100m
Dial: Faceted Sedna gold, burgundy or green with sun-brushed finish; Super-LumiNova filled applied hour markers for green and burgundy versions, black onyx set applied hour markers for Sedna gold version
Strap: Glossy black, burgundy or green leather; folding clasp in matching metal
Price: USD 8,400 in steel; USD 11,200 in Sedna gold and steel; USD 31,000 in Sedna gold