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OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M – 25 years above and below the waves

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M – 25 years above and below the waves

omega seamaster diver 300m

In 1993, the Seamaster Professional Diver 300M was launched for the first time. Its design and ocean technology signalled OMEGA’s return to the world of diving watches and also ignited the brand’s partnership with the figure of James Bond. Now, 25 years later, a new collection has arrived.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M

OMEGA is unveiling a facelift of this watch in 2018, with 14 unique models, including 6 in stainless steel and 8 in a mix of stainless steel and gold.

Seamaster Diver 300M Collection

Now sized at a larger 42 mm, each new Diver 300M has been given a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, taking the collection into a higher realm of precision, performance and magnetic resistance than the original collection in 1993.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M

The outward design of the new collection is focused on detail: The diving bezel is now made from ceramic with the diving scale in CeragoldTM or white enamel (for longer-lasting whiteness and durability).

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M

The dials are also made from polished ceramic and are available in black, blue or PVD chrome colour. OMEGA has also reintroduced the wavy pattern (now laser-engraved), which was a typical feature of the original design. All indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova and the date window has been moved to 6 o’clock. The skeleton hands (rhodium-plated, 18K gold, or blued) have been subtly reshaped.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M

One important detail of the Diver 300M’s has been its helium escape valve. For the new models, the valve has been given a conical shape, which has been patented by OMEGA and allows the technology to be operated underwater. Turning the watch over reveals a wave-patterned edge on the caseback, as well as sapphire crystal, through which you can see the METAS-approved movement.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M

Each model is presented on a traditional metal bracelet or an integrated black or blue rubber strap. The metal bracelets feature a new ergonomic design and have been closely integrated to the case. They also include OMEGA’s extendable foldover rack-and-pusher with a helpful diver extension.

Seamaster Diver 300M Titanium Tantalum Limited Edition

When the Seamaster Diver 300M was released 25 years ago, OMEGA introduced a very unique metal known as tantalum. The colour fitted the new watch design – which also included characteristics such as a helium escape valve and extendable divers’ clasp.

This year, OMEGA is paying tribute to that 1993 release by introducing a new model with tantalum, limited to 2,500 pieces. The use of this metal offers, especially for collectors, a special addition to the new Diver 300M selection.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M Limited Edition

Sized at 42 mm, this Limited Edition model follows the same facelift principles as the new Seamaster Diver 300M collection. For example, the conical helium escape valve, wave-edged caseback and the integrated bracelet.

OMEGA – Seamaster Diver 300M Limited Edition

In this version, tantalum has been used for the base of the bezel, as well as in the middle links of the bracelet. The metal’s blue-grey tones offer a contrast to the grade 2 titanium, which OMEGA has used for the brushed case and bracelet.

This Limited Edition model also includes touches of 18K SednaTM gold, which can be seen on the crown, bezel ring, helium escape valve, bracelet links and hands.

Calibre OMEGA Master Co-Axial 8806

Turning the timepiece over reveals a transparent caseback, featuring an image of the OMEGA Seahorse, which is a typical symbol associated with the Seamaster line. Through the sapphire-crystal, you can also see the Master Chronometer movement 8806, which is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).


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