By Jovan Krstevski
Introduced back in 1957, Omega‘s Seamaster 300 has been brought back to life in a new modernized version. We clearly see some of the design elements influenced of the vintage Seamaster 300 with some of Omega’s most advanced design and watchmaking innovations, the new timepiece is the perfect successor for a new era.
The stainless-steel case measueres 41 mm diameter, together with a pure, broad dial and matching bracelet or a bi-color (18k Sedna Gold- developed by Omega made with gold, palladium and copper). The design features a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with a Liquidmetal or Ceragold diving scale and a Super-LumiNova coating at the 12 o’clock position.
The self-winding Omega Calibre 8400 Master Co-Axial features the renowned Co-Axial escapement for greater precision, stability and durability and, thanks to the recent achievements of Omega in this area, it is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss. The COSC-certified chronometer movement, visible through the sapphire crystal case back, has a free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring and mounts two barrels in series for a power reserve of 60 hours. Bracelets of each Seamaster 300 Master are fashioned with Omega’s patented rack-and-pusher clasp (Diver’s extension), which is adjustable to six different positions making it possible for the watch to fit over the sleeve of a diving suit. This re-editon of the classic diving timepiece is also water resistant to 30 bar (300 metres / 1000 feet).
The original Omega Seamaster 300 – 1957
The new Omega Seamaster 300 will be available in November 2014 with a retail price that starts from CHF 5,500. For more info, please visit omegawatches.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!