Omega has been celebrating the 70th anniversary of their Seamaster model with some modern, yet vintage looking pieces. Their most recent pair of options come in a platinum casing and two slightly differing dials. Introducing the newly released “Omega 1984 Seamaster” limited edition.
Back in March during Baselworld 2018 was when we first saw these tribute watches that were released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the “Seamaster”. These models were initially release in stainless-steel in a limited edition of 1,948 manufactured pieces. For a closer look read up on our previous review here.
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These new options come in a 38mm case made of platinum 950 with a mixture of brushed and polished finish. It comes equipped by a polished fixed bezel and crown embossed with the vintage Omega horseshoe trademark emblem. This is essentially the same case as the previous stainless-steel models and comes with the long lugs for a comfortable wrist fit.
On the flip-side we have the Omega patented “NAIAD LOCK” which guarantees the case back will close properly aligned in its correct position. This watch has a sapphire exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner works of the mechanical movement. Each watch has had its sapphire crystal directly laser engraved and lacquered by hand with a 70th Anniversary logo, a Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft, which was the first jet plane used by the Royal Air Force; while circling around the platinum flange portion is the engraving: “SEAMASTER”, “LIMITED EDITION” and the unique number for each of these limited editions “xx/70”. All topped by a sapphire crystal that assist with water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 60 meters (196 feet).
Time on both these models is on an opaline platinum tone dial with 18k rose gold applied hour index markers and some Arabic numerals. They are very similar and minimalist in design, but they do differ. The “small seconds” model has a rail-road motif minute track circling around on the flange, plus the Arabic numerals: 3, 9 and 12. It comes equipped with 18k rose gold leaf-style hands and a sub-seconds dial located at the 6 o’clock position.
While the “Central Seconds” model has an inner ring of small printed minute index markers towards the center and 18k rose gold Dauphine style central hands filled with a white luminescence, for an enhanced legibility.
Omega Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds
This “Omega Seamaster 1948 Seconds Limited Edition” (Ref#: 5126.96.36.199.99.001 – small seconds) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8804 with 35 jewels and 25,200 Vph. It comes equipped by a free sprung balance with a silicon balance spring and a rhodium, which allows automatic winding in both directions. It is a Master Chronometer METAS certified watch resistant to magnetic fields reaching up to 15,000 gauss. It comes equipped with an 18k rose gold rotor ??weight?, matching the central hands, index markers and Omega logo on the dial. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a dark brown alligator strap with exposed matching stitches, while secured to the wrist by a platinum pin buckle. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
Omega Seamaster 1948 Central Seconds
This “Omega Seamaster 1948 Central Seconds Limited Edition” (Ref#: 5188.8.131.52.99.002 – central seconds) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8806 with 35 jewels and 25,200 Vph. It also comes equipped with the aforementioned 18k rose gold rotor, visible via the exhibition case back. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound. This is also a METAS approved Master Chronometer resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss.
These watches come presented in a special edition collector’s box, made of soft brown leather and are kept upright but easily moveable thanks to a magnetic floor. A spare NATO strap, leather strap and strap changing tool are also included. Each of these models is limited to 70 pieces to celebrate their 70th anniversary. For more information on these limited edition timepieces, visit the official Omega website here.
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