Omega OMEGA held a full house event at the von Bartha Gallery in Basel. The brand launched an important work of its new watch and made this work a revolutionary timepiece certification. The Globemaster with its representative “Pie-Pan” dial and grooved bezel is the world’s first Master Chronometer—the first in history not only to exceed the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) standards. Mechanical timepieces that have passed the rigorous testing of the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) certification process.
Omega unveils important masterpiece of its new watch at Baselworld 2015-Globemaster
At a press conference in December 2014, Omega announced a new certification program in cooperation with METAS, including a 15,000 Gauss magnetic field test meter and its movement. Subsequently, Nick Hayek, CEO of Omega and Swatch Group, announced last year that the timepiece had achieved the eight standards that Master Observatory watches must pass.
The Globemaster model design is inspired by Omega’s early constellation models, and the ‘groove’ design on the bezel
Omega President Stephen Urquhart pointed out some of the brand’s major milestones and explained how important innovation, implementation and industrial mass production are for OMEGA. Mr. Stephen Urquhart, referring to Omega’s press conference in December, said: ‘Some of you participated in our press conference in Geneva last December, and we announced a brand new Certification process and new quality standards. Today, we have completed the entire process, and in order to make this certification truly meaningful, we have decided to launch a watch that will become the flagship product of the Omega brand. ‘
Globemaster models equipped with Omega’s most advanced mechanical movement
Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega Vice President of Product and Customer Service, further explained the METAS certification process and introduced Globemaster models. He said that the eight stars on the back of the watch not only symbolized the eight important accuracy records created by the Omega movement in the 1940s and 1950s, but also represented the eight tests that a timepiece must pass to become a master observatory. He said that the eight symbolic stars and eight certification standards show that Omega’s goal is to provide customers with the most accurate products. After the presentations by Mr. Stephen Urquhart and Mr. Monachon, the guests were invited to a display area to appreciate the antique watches that inspired this Globemaster and the entire Globemaster series. The text on the surrounding wall of the exhibition area introduces Globemaster timepieces and outlines the criteria that a watch and its movement must pass to be certified by the Master Observatory. The exhibition also includes an interactive station where guests can learn about the magnetic field strength of the items they use every day, and even measure the magnetic field strength of personal items, such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras or handbag buttons.
The Globemaster model, which was born in the spirit of authentic Omega, is equipped with the brand’s most advanced mechanical movement. Its design inspiration comes from the early constellation models that represent the expertise of horology and the inheritance of Omega precision and outstanding performance. Each watch is certified through a series of independent tests. This revolutionary certification process sets a new standard for the watch industry. Globemaster models have two signature design features: the dial design that watch collectors have long called the ‘Pie-Pan’ dial, and the ‘grooved’ bezel that has been decorated with several famous constellation watches.
Globemaster models not only exceed the official Swiss observatory standards, but also mechanical timepieces that have passed the rigorous testing of the certification process of the Swiss National Metrology Agency
The history of Omega has also influenced the bottom cover of Globemaster models. Omega participated in the famous observatory precision timepiece competition in the 1940s and 1950s, and won the Precision Award for its outstanding performance. The dome observatory pattern on the Globemaster model has an embossed emblem on the caseback. The venue. The eight stars above the observatory symbolize the important accuracy record set by Omega, and represent the eight META certification standards that the timepiece and its movement must pass in order to obtain the status of a master observatory. This reflects the brand’s commitment to pursue The highest quality!