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19 March 2016

OMEGA’s Master Chronometer Revolution Continues at Baselworld 2016


Our highly publicised OMEGA Globemaster was one of last year’s leading stars. Not only was it beautiful in design, but it also carried the prestigious title of being the “World’s First Master Chronometer”. As we promised, it would certainly not be the last...

Master Chronometer certification represents a higher standard of excellence within the Swiss watchmaking industry. Many years of dedicated work have gone into this new standard, resulting in an official certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

For OMEGA, the Globemaster represented not only a major milestone, but also the beginning of a new era in excellence. Our plan is to certify the majority of our mechanical watches as Master Chronometers by 2020. And from last year’s first step, the next phase has begun.

At Baselworld 2016, you will see 6 new movements and a large number of models that carry the Master Chronometer rating. These include the entire collection of new Seamaster Planet Ocean watches, the new Constellation Small Seconds model for ladies, and the Speedmaster Moonphase timepiece with its stunning blue dial.  We are also presenting a new version of last year’s successful Globemaster – this time as an Annual Calendar with a grey dial. During the course of the year, several other Master Chronometer watches will also be unveiled.

Certainly, this refined promise of quality shows that OMEGA remains at the forefront of technology and craftsmanship. True to our 168 year history, we are again pushing the boundaries of what is possible, offering our customers and fans an added level of confidence and trust.

A video overview of our new products can be watched here.