Omega Baselworld 2016 Top Launches9:57 am
Baselworld 2016 is starting to roll and so far the fair has been very eventful. With Rolex, Omega, Tudor, TAG Heuer announcing their launches for the year, we can well imagine how things are going to roll. The Watch Guide is here and is all set to send across all the piping hot information your way. Read along to find out what Omega has in store this year.
1. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Master Chronometer
If you have been following Omega’s Instagram feed lately, you must have been intrigued by the videos of the splash of orange, ceramic and liquid metal. And the build-up has been worth the wait. The unveiling of the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection brought about a refreshing wave at Baselworld. A treat to look at, three gorgeous watches have been added to the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection. The watches come in versions of Master Chronometer, Master Chronometer GMT and Master Chronometer Chronograph. The 43.5mm Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer comes with a splash of orange and has the METAS certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 movement. The unconventional touch is enhanced by the partially rubberized bezel featuring grey silicon nitride rubber blended with ceramic. The Liquidmetal is used for the markings on the bezel. The numerals are in Arabic and the date window is at 3 0’clock. Adding to the sporty charm is the patterned rubber strap. Omega has Out and out blended different materials and produced a timeless beauty.
Price – Approximately INR 377,300
Availability – Approximately July’16
If you thought that was the end of Omega’s revelations for the year, then scroll down to discover otherwise!
2. The Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite”
Omega has spared this watch from the METAS certification. In fact, it has an interesting historical element to itself – the meteorite dial which is crafted from a rock that fell from space in Namibia many years ago. The 44mm ceramic case features not just another bezel, but one that’s made of silicon nitride with a tachymeter scale that has Omega’s trademark Ceragold. In order to keep the element of the Speedmaster intact, Omega has made only one version of this particular watch. Definitely a collector’s piece, this one.
Equipped with a solid 9300 movement, the watch has an iconic design. The Speedmaster Moon “Meteorite”, though it may be a bit of a tongue twister for some, the functionality of the watch is as focused as all the other models of the Speedmaster.
Price – Approximately INR 860,600
Availability – Approximately July’16
3. The Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar
After making a grand entrance at Baselworld 2015, how could the Globemaster not have an element of surprise at Baselworld this year! The Globemaster Annual Calendar now comes in a 41mm case with each month of the year featured in the 12 facets of the pie-pan dial, typical to the Globemaster. An additional thin blue hand points out the month. Courtesy the fluted bezel, the case looks similar to the previous Globemasters. The Annual Calendar has a co-axial, master chronometer METAS certification.
Price – Approximately INR 516,400
Availability – Approximately December’16
4. The Omega Constellation Small Seconds
Omega sure has a lot going on for the ladies this time. The ever-evolving Constellation now comes with a small seconds feature which sits comfortably at 9 o’clock. With four diamond markers, the display looks beautiful and the seconds can be easily tracked. The combination of stainless steel, 18K red gold, the mother-of-pearl dial and the diamond studded bezel all come together to make the watch look divine. The new Master Chronometer Calibre 8704 can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back. For a movement this small, it’s nothing less than an achievement to acquire the METAS certification. The date window is at 6’0 clock in a round display, adding a different look to the dial. Diamonds, METAS certification and gold… what more can a woman ask for! Omega has definitely hit the bull’s eye with this timepiece.
Price – Approximately INR 685,200
Availability – Approximately September’16
5. The Speedmaster Moonphase
The moon has always been an inspiration for Omega (the Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon; when Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, he wearing the Speedmaster Professional). So when it came to reinventing the Moonphase, the brand chose blue to give a distinctive look to the watch. The sun brushed dial, ceramic bezel and the leather strap are all crafted in a brilliant blue. The stainless steel case and twin sub dials with rhodium-plated circles, give the watch a very galactic look.
The highly accurate mechanism of the watch only needs adjusting after 10 years, and all it takes is a few turns of the crown. The revolutionary new 9904 movement is made up of 368 components and marks the start of a whole new era in watchmaking: the Co-Axial Master Chronometer. Omega is all set to bring a revolution in the world of watchmaking technology.
Price – Approximately 622,300
Availability – Approximately October’16
That’s all from Omega folks! Stay tuned for more information on Baselworld 2016. This is going to be a legendary week for The Watch Guide and all the watch enthusiasts and collectors out there.
By Akshmin Kaur
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
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