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Released at last year’s Baselworld 2015, the Omega Globemaster showed off the brand’s newest Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement Omega replica watches while hearkening to the past with a design inspired by the Constellation watches of yesteryear. Now, new for Baselworld 2016 comes the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar which has a new complication and a bigger size, measuring in at 41mm – up from the standard Globemaster that is 39mm. What’s even more noteworthy is that it’s going to be asking 7,800 CHF which is just around what the price of the least expensive Globemaster was last year. An aggressively priced METAS certified annual calendar watch by Omega is certainly a welcome surprise.

The hallmark pie pan dial and fluted bezel look as handsome and elegant as ever, and it is here where the single most important addition to the Omega Globemaster becomes immediately apparent: the annual calendar complication! Personally, I am really happy Omega made the decision to bypass the day of the week indicator and just stick to date at 6 o’clock and month printed in between the applied hour markers. It all just helps maintain a relatively harmonious and clutter-free dial.

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Rather than busy up the dial beyond the “pie-pan” shape and fluted bezel, the months in script font and instantaneous jumping hand keep the identity of the Omega Globemaster very much intact. Of course, launching an annual calendar watch right after a leap day (here, we’ll just say that the leap day actually isn’t the 29th, but the 24th of February) is a good way to get attention to it… but the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar really seems like the logical next step for this truly elegant and restrained line of dressier watches by Omega. If you are wondering what the differences are between a perpetual and an annual calendar, practically the only thing to bear in mind is that an annual calendar will require adjusting once every year, at the end of February (regardless of whether it is a leap year or not), while for all other months, it’s all set. Perpetual calendars require no adjustment at all – until the year 2100, which the mechanism will believe to be a leap year, though it is not.

Interestingly, it appears that the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar limited edition copy watches will only come in steel for now – when it comes to more rare complications, we often see brands do the opposite and debut said pieces exclusively in precious metals. Steel should help keep prices relatively down – although we’d love to see this Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar in Omega’s 18k Sedna Gold. The blued hands, text, and signature star look downright beautiful in the photos, so the steel definitely works in making this watch have that timeless look that initially drew fans in. The dial is a new shade of grey for the line, or so they say, and the rich metallic look gets that final touch of refinement from the sun ray brushing.

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The Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar fake watches UK features the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8922 movement, an addition to a constantly expanding line of in-house made movements that Omega puts through its METAS certified tests. Most of you are probably familiar with METAS by now, but if you’re not, you should read our detailed explanation of it here. In short, METAS refers to Omega’s in-house movement tests which check every so-called Master Co-Axial movement (as well as the individual watch) for reliable performance after exposure to a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, for average daily precision in a range of temperatures and positions to be between 0 and +5 seconds, as well as testing of water resistance and power reserve.

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Those who know me know that I’m a big fan of Omega as a watch brand, so when I was asked to be one of the Omega cheap fake watches UK team members who would test-drive an Omega Globemaster for a few months, I gladly accepted. I’m also keen on the bygone Omega Constellation models, so the Globemaster with its “pie-pan dial” and “C-shape case” was an intriguing model for me to wear.

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Note that while I, Matt Smith-Johnson, am doing the main watch review, other members of the aBlogtoWatch team will weigh in at points below with their thoughts on Omega’s Globemaster collection and their respective experiences.
Each ABTW team member got to pick which Omega Globemaster series replica watches they wanted to wear, and for me that had to be the all-stainless-steel model with silver dial and bracelet. For me, the all-silver look means you pay much more attention to the individual finishes and lines of the design. You can lose some of those details when the watch uses a few colours or different kinds of material. An all-steel watch, on the other hand, needs to have a solid design foundation to work. It’s sort of like driving an all white car — it’s got to have a great silhouette, or it looks like you’re driving a cheap refrigerator.
That said, I am also a huge fan of the yellow gold version, especially on the alligator strap. In fact, I really love how the leather looks on the Globemaster. Since I’m already a fan, however, I figure the steel bracelet levels out the playing field and my personal bias enough to make this a fair review. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks.

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From what I have gathered after years of watchnerdery, the name Globemaster comes from the name originally given to US market Constellations in the mid 1950s. This was due to a legal dispute with Lockheed Martin, as their warplane-become-civilian-transport was called the Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie.” If you spend a bit of time on Google, or fall into an Omega forums click-hole, you can find some images of these non-branded Globemasters from the 1950s. You could also just take my word for it and spend your time like a surface-dwelling human being.
Surface-dwelling aside, what’s really neat is that Omega new cheap replica watches had actually stamped some pre-pie-pan dials with the Globemaster name. If you can find one of these, you’ll notice the contemporary Globemaster uses the exact same script treatment on its dial. It’s an interesting callback, and I have no idea why Omega decided to resurrect this long-forgotten naming convention.

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Best Omega replica watches have been on a roll over the last few years as the storied Swiss watch maker continues to produce both crowd-pleasing new designs and also “collector bait” timepieces which find happy homes on the wrists of hardcore watch enthusiasts. What is Omega’s secret? That is a tough question to answer as I’m still investigating the story, but it seems to be a combination of putting a lot of resources simultaneously into marketing as well as product development (most brands are good at only one or the other). A close inspection of a watch like the just-announced 2016 Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar reveals a few of Omega’s top fluencies.

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It was only about a year ago that we introduced the standard replica Omega Globemaster collection watches here. The 39mm-wide watch debuted in a range of materials including, steel, 18k yellow gold, 18k Sedna (rose) gold, and platinum along with the cryptic slogan “The World’s First Master Chronometer.”
What is a “Master Chronometer?” That is a good question. Of course, the Globemaster is the first of its kind, as it is a name that Omega just came up with to refer to their most advanced movements which have been certified using their most advanced techniques. “Master Chronometer” watches are those which have been METAS certified under a new set of standards developed by an arm of the Swiss government and Omega. The certification is easily one of the most rigorous for Swiss watch movements, as it exceeds COSC Chronometer standards in addition to testing for intense anti-magnetic properties, as well as testing the movements cased up inside of the watches – versus only outside prior to being “cased.”

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By 2017, Omega should have about a dozen or so of its in-house made movements being certified in its expanding METAS testing department which exists in-house at the Omega facility in Bienne, Switzerland. The Globemaster with its caliber 8900 movement Omega copy watch UK was the first to be METAS certified, and that continues with the Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar and its in-house-made caliber 8922 automatic Co-Axial movement.

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In management positions with Omega replica watches online UK from 1968 to 1974 before joining Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Blancpain until 1999, Stephen Urquhart returned to Omega on June 1st 1999 as President of the company, where he has remained until today.
We were happy to meet with him during Baselworld 2016, shortly before the official announcement of his retirement today, May 31st 2016.  Here are some extracts:
On the importance of the world’s first Master Chronometer — the best Omega Globemaster series fake watches with co-axial escapement and M.E.T.A.S. and Omega certification:
“The certification is about anti-magnetic properties up to 15,000 Gauss, but also water resistance, precision and durability. During the first part of the last century, we dealt with shock, then humidity, that were visible problems.  Magnetism is not visible, but it was an issue.  We built Faraday cages around the movements of our official Railmaster watches in the 1950’s.

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In 2008, we solved half the problem with the co-axial movement and a silicon balance spring, then with materials like Nivagauss for other components.  Sixty to seventy per cent of watch repairs today are due to magnetism, so we decided to go ahead in 2013 with tests that took this into consideration, and more.  We aim to accompany all our mechanical watches with the certificate, most by 2020.  We already have six new Master Chronometer movement Omega replica watches (and 46 models) here in Basel.”

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Stephen Urquhart will remain closely associated with the Swatch Group and will be available for special projects and consultancy assignments.
Haute Time would like to thank him for his time during this and previous Baselworlds, and for his ongoing commitment to the world of watchmaking.