On March 1, 2016, Oscar-winning actor and OMEGA ambassador Eddie Redmayne joined a host of VIP guests in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of a timepiece many years in the making - the Globemaster.
The VIP "evening of mastery" took place at Mack Sennett Studios, one of LA's original silent movie stages, and marked an industry milestone for the world-class brand.
“There’s a romance to traditional watches – a history. There’s something sincere and honest about them, a sort of integrity. I love OMEGA’s legacy; watches for the Airforce, the first watch on the moon – it’s about storytelling. OMEGA’s history is unrivalled” Redmayne explains.
As actors, we attend many events, we are often on the red carpet; wearing something that’s classic but also modern, gives me confidence. It’s a wonderful thing, because I don’t have to overthink it.
The Master Chronometer testing standards; set by the fiercely independent Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), are the toughest in the industry, comprised of 8 rigorous tests over 10 days. The Globemaster is the first OMEGA timepiece to emerge from this new testing.
"As actors, we attend many events, we are often on the red carpet; wearing something that’s classic but also modern, gives me confidence. It’s a wonderful thing, because I don’t have to overthink it."
Available in a wide range of materials including 18K Sedna™ gold, 18K yellow gold and stainless steel, the Globemaster will forever be recognised as the first Master Chronometer.