Back in 2018 Omega re-launched the “Seamaster Diver 300M” with a vast face-lift. Now as time marches forward they need to expand this collection and widen the consumer’s options, since the previous model line and its extended dial choices have been discontinued. The installments will be gradual, but they have already begun with these new references and more will soon surely follow.
The previous versions of the “Seamaster Diver 300M” were often known as the “Bond watch” edition or described as one of the most luxurious dive watches available. We recently also reviewed another one of these re-imagined models, the “Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Ceramic and Titanium” (Ref#: 18.104.22.168.01.001), which you can read more about here.
Today we’re focusing on these two new editions that come in a 42mm case made of either: stainless-steel with a mixture of polished and brushed finishes; or 18k Sedna™ gold (a proprietary rose gold alloy of Omega that blends: gold, palladium and copper).
Both of these watches come with a screw-on sapphire crystal exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. The rotor and balance bridge are also made of gold for the blue version, while the white version’s rotor and balance bridge have remained in steel.
Mounted to the case is a unidirectional rotating bezel made of polished ceramic with a white enamel diving scale (white version) or a polished blue ceramic ZrO2 bezel (blue version).
It also includes a helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position, just as the previous generation had. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 300 meters (1000 feet).
Time is exhibited on either a polished white or blue ceramic dial, both of which have been laser engraved with wave patterns and feature: white round dotted hour index markers, single rectangle markers for the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and a double rectangle marker for the 12 o’clock spot. Circling alongside the inner flange of the dial are portions of white printed railroad-type minute index markers, divided by single markers for every 5-minute increment.
The central skeleton hands have been blackened on the white version and made of gold on the blue version. All these hands on both models and their index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300m White Dial
This “Omega Seamaster Diver 300m White Dial” (References below) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber 8800 with 35 jewels and 25,200 vph. It comes equipped with: blackened screws, a rhodium-plated (white dial) or Sedna™ gold (blue dial) rotor and bridges decorated with Genève waves in arabesque. This is METAS-certified movement capable of resisting magnetic fields ranging in 15,000 gauss and equipped with a quick-set and a free sprung-balance with a silicon balance spring. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is an integrated rubber strap in black (white dial) or blue (blue dial), secured to the wrist by a steel pin-buckle; while the white model can also be acquired with a stainless-steel brushed-polished bracelet fully integrated with the case that features Omega’s patented extendable fold-over clasp with an extra diver extension. These watches should become available in November 2019 for more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
Blue Dial – (Ref#: 22.214.171.124.03.001)
MSRP: $21,100.00 USD
White – (Ref#: 126.96.36.199.04.001) – with Steel Bracelet
MSRP: $5,200.00 USD
White Dial – (Ref#: 188.8.131.52.04.001) – with Black Rubber strap
MSRP: $4,900.00 USD
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