Last year, to some fanfare, Omega introduced its new watch certification system, developed in cooperation with METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. This week, at Baselworld, Omega introduces the very first watch developed to meet these “Master Chronometer” criteria: the new Replica Watchesr, which takes design cues from historical Omega Constellation watches.
The two major aesthetic features of the Cheap Replica Watches that fans of vintage Omega will appreciate are the “pie pan” dial, which echoes that of a vintage Constellation from 1952; and the fluted bezel, an element used on several vintage Constellation watches, most notably a collector-beloved model from 1968. The 39-mm case has a brushed finish, with two polished bevels connecting the edges of the lugs to the bezel. The top ridges of the fluted bezel. The sapphire crystal is domed and scratch-resistant.
The Replica Watches is available in two dial styles, with a silvered opaline dial (available on the steel, gold, and two-tone versions) and a blue sunbrushed dial. Several strap and bracelet options are offered. The hour hands, minute hands, and hour indices are all treated with Super-LumiNova, and a date window appears at 6 o’clock.
A final aesthetic touch, which pays tribute Best Watches history of high-precision timepieces, is found on the gold medallion set into the Globemaster’s sapphire exhibition caseback, which features an engraving of an observatory’s cupola — a reference to the site where the famed chronometry tests of the 1940s and ’50s took place — surrounded by a sky dotted with eight stars. The stars serve the dual purpose of referencing both the most important eight of those chronometry awards won by Omega throughout its history and the eight Master Chronometer criteria. Best of all, since the medallion doesn’t cover the entire caseback, the wearer still gets a view of Fake Watches and its swinging Sedna gold rotor.
Omega unveiled the movement and the watch at an event at Basel’s Von Bartha gallery this week during the watch fair. Here are a few live shots of the Omega Globemaster taken at the event.