Luckily for us, there are quite a few strong options in the market that fulfil that desire rather beautifully. You have your foolproof Rolex Explorer I. Or maybe an IWC Pilot Mark XVIII for the sportier amongst us, just to name a few. And it is by chance, after a friend has made a purchase recently, that I discovered Omega has an offer that presents itself as a very legitimate contender in this space: the 2015-released, Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer. Unsurprisingly, I met up with my friend and had a look at his latest acquisition. And after spending some time with it, it's fair to say this could well be the second Omega one should consider owning (after the unmistakable Speedmaster Professional, of course) And this, is your On the Wrist report on the Omega Globemaster.
Retro on the Outside, Modern from Within
The first thing you'd notice about the dial is that it's not a flat surface. Instead, it is what we call a "pie-pan" dial that sees the peripheral part of the dial, where the hour markers sit, gradually sloped downward, reaching its lowest point at the edge of the dial. Hardly a new concept, the pie-pan dial was actually first seen in early Omega Constellations and has been a definitive feature of the Constellation family for a while, before Constellations created in other design languages took over. Fast forward to 2015, the reincarnation of the pie-pan dial in a modern Omega watch is certainly an welcoming piece of news to Omega fans at large. To avoid confusion with the existing Constellation line, Omega has chosen to give the watch a new name.