Over the years, we’ve seen multiple attempts to do something different with a date/month display on a watch dial. When keeping things simple, brands often take the easy route and place the day or the month in a window or a straightforward number. AAA quality super clone Omega did something a little different with the Globemaster. Re-released in 2015 and closely followed by this annual calendar model, the watch was an instant hit but lately has become a bit of a hidden gem in the Omega catalogue. It’s a classically styled perfect replica Omega that will ruffle the feathers of those who enjoy smaller watches, but even at 41mm, it’s not too big by any means.
Unlike other luxury super clone Omegas, the Globemaster is the only one to feature an almost Datejust-like fluted bezel, however, this one is in a much tougher tungsten carbide rather than delicate gold. That, and the stainless steel, industrial-looking case, show the watch’s intentions that it’s a tool copy watch at heart. Something to be used, not pampered, but retains the unguarded crown to maintain that classic appeal.
The movement, slightly obscured by a medallion with a Central Observatory engraving set in the sapphire crystal, is the Omega calibre 8922. It’s a self-winding master chronometer with an annual calendar, of course, but not a particularly glamorous one, and that’s the point. Swiss super clone Omega features a usual date window at 6 o’clock and relies on a month hand, geared as such to only rotate once every 12 months, to give you a simple readout of the month on the dial.
The dial itself is a throwback, a “Pie Pan” design that you can find as far back as 1952 in high quality fake Omega’s history books. There are numerous configurations, but our favourite is the sun-brushed grey with blue print. This compliments the blue hands and blue baton hour markers well and looks especially well finished on the matching blue leather strap. Of course, the dial is finished with the cheap super clone Omega Constellation star at 6. Price: A$15,350.