The unboxing of the limited edition Omega Globemaster was the event of the year for everyone on Wall Street wanting to update their watch collection.
What is the Omega Globemaster you ask? Well its Omega claims to be its most advanced mechanical movement watch, ever.
It’s quite the bold statement, but Omega has prepared a lot to back it up. They have submitted the Globemaster to an entirely new kind of certification that they believe goes well beyond that of COSC. Dubbed “METAS,” there are eight steps to being approved as “Master Chronometer” – seven of which apply to the entire watch and one to the movement.
The steps are as follows:
1. The function of the movement during exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss.
2. The deviation of the running time of the watch in six positions.
3. The deviation of the running time of the watch between 0 and 2/3 power reserve.
4. The function of the watch during exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss.
5. The deviation of the average daily precision of the watch after exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss.
6. The average daily precision of the watch in tests replicating daily wearing conditions (six positions, two temperatures.)
7. The power reserve of the watch (autonomy – functioning without winding.)
8. The water resistance of the watch (tested in water.)
Each Omega caliber 8900 will be submitted to and certified by COSC before being cased and going to METAS. They will be regulated to an accuracy of 0 to +5 seconds per day after being exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss. This is a seriously impressive movement for watches!
So what does a watch like this cost? It retails at $44,400. The Globemaster is made from platinum and gold casing, has a platinum dial, white gold indexes and hands. The watch comes with a blue alligator strap and platinum stitching. It is comprised of 352 pieces and limited edition because only 352 were made, handcrafted to perfection. The only downfall is that it doesn’t display email.