[Video] Hands-On With Omega’s Globemaster Annual Calendar In Green
It’s no secret that I have a weak spot for the Omega Constellation. In fact, I do have my fair share of them (eight different references, to be exact), but the only modern version I own is the Constellation Globemaster. In this video, I talk about the latest addition to the Omega Constellation Globemaster collection, the Annual Calendar with a green dial.
Omega Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar 188.8.131.52.10.001
When Omega introduced the (modern) Constellation Globemaster back in 2015, I was immediately smitten by it. The pie-pan dial reminded me of those early Constellations from the 1950s and 1960s, and the case shape was something new. On the case back, Omega added the famous observatory medallion. My favorite is the (Sedna) rose gold model on the brown alligator strap, which I got in 2017. However, in 2016 Omega already introduced an addition to the Globemaster collection. A 41mm version (instead of 39mm) and with an annual calendar complication. For 11 out of the 12 months per year, an annual calendar shows the dates correctly. Only on March 1st, the date on an annual calendar needs to be corrected.
Steel and green
This watch comes in steel, gold, and bi-color, but we have the new steel version, with a tungsten bezel, for review in this video. What makes it new though, compared to the existing references, is the dial color. The steel Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendars were only available in grey and silvery-white before, but now they’ve added this green color as well. The sun-burst green dial brings some color to the steel Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar. Now, we see a lot of green dials these days, and it seems that this trend is not going to fade away anytime soon. Just like blue dials, it might be here to stay.
Whether you go for the Omega Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar or the regular Constellation Globemaster, it’s quite an underrated watch. Or, better said, under the radar. It’s a watch that I described in detail in this article, and called the watch Omega’s best-kept secret. I still stand by that, despite the lack of interest compared to the Seamaster and Speedmaster collections. Where the Constellation “Manhattan” took a bit of a different route in the early 2000s (I loved the collection until they introduced the Double Eagle, a bigger and bolder version of the Constellation), the Globemaster put the Constellation line back on the map for me. The only thing I can wholeheartedly suggest is that you go to an Omega boutique or dealer and give the Constellation Globemaster a try.
The specifications of the Omega Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar are quite impressive. The Globemaster was the first Omega watch to have the Master Chronometer certification done by METAS, so no worries about the performance of the watch and movement in general. Inside is Omega’s caliber 8922, with a co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring, and a power reserve of 55 hours. The movement is quite a joy to look at, with its Geneva waves in an arabesque finish. The price of the (steel) 39mm Globemaster starts at €7,200 and this 41mm Annual Calendar reference 184.108.40.206.10.001 in stainless steel retails for €8,900.
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