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OMEGA Introduces its First METAS-Certified Master Chronograph

Last year’s OMEGA Globemaster will forever hold a special distinction: the first-ever timepiece to be certified by the insane eight-step METAS (the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology) process — the certification tests of which appear below. Now the Swiss watchmaker is back with its first-ever METAS-certified master chronograph: the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm. Ditching the Seamaster’s original coaxial caliber 9300 movement in favor of the brand new automatic coaxial chronometer caliber 9901/9900, this Seamaster features the likes of a helium escape valve (for saturation diving), water resistance of up to 2,000 feet, and a 60-hour power reserve.

Pictured above in Sedna gold and stainless steel with a blue ceramic bezel, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm is available now for CHF 14,500 (approximately $14,862 USD).

Omega The Globemaster

New to Omega‘s Constellation family of timepieces is the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s Globemaster. Employing what Omega claims is its most advanced mechanical movement ever, the new design has undergone a brand new certification that goes beyond that of the usual COSC. 

Boasting a 39mm case of stainless steel, 18 SEDNA gold, two-tone or platinum, the Globemaster makes use of a pie-pan dial along with a fluted bezel — the latter of which is perhaps a nod to the Constellations of the ’50s. The caliber 8900 can then be seen through the watch’s sapphire case back while a beautiful medallion — which depicts an observatory surrounded by eight stars as an homage to the steps of the METAS certification, as well as the eight chronometric records set by Omega throughout the 20th century — is set into the crystal. Finally, the watch is even water resistant up to 100 meters. Omega’s Globemaster will soon be available with prices starting around $7,700 USD.

Source: HODINKEE/ Hypebeast