During Baselworld 2018 Omega launched a thoroughly overhauled Seamaster Diver 300M which went ahead to become one of the most talked about watches of the event. The watch brought forward a slew of changes which included a ceramic wave dial, a slightly bigger size, and a modern METAS certified movement to name a few. For 2019, Omega has now introduced a new white colorway to give the watch a softer and less tool like vibe. So, let’s have a quick look.
The Omega Seamaster 300 is a watch that originally became famous because of its unique wave patterned dial and the latest avatar of this watch takes it a notch above. The new Omega Seamaster 300 has a glossy dial made from ceramic and the waves have now been laser etched onto the dial creating deep grooves giving the dial a nice sense of depth. The new white face is visually attractive and is more subdued than its black and blue siblings. Still present are the bold round maxi markers which along with the skeletonized handset have been deeply filled with luminous paint and have been blackened to provide a nice contrast against the white background. While most of the dial has a monochromatic look to it Omega has added some nice splash of color which can be seen on the tip of the seconds hand as well the Seamaster text which has been rendered in red.
The case on the Omega Seamaster 300 is 42mm wide, 13.5mm thick and has a lug to lug distance of around 50mm all of which translates into a nice and chunky modern size for a dive watch. Made from 316 L stainless steel the case is beautifully finished and showcases a nice interplay between brushed and polished surfaces. Sitting on top of the case is the famous scalloped edge bezel which on this instance has a black ceramic insert that features a white enamel filled diving scale. At 3 o’clock is a threaded crown which makes the case water resistant to 300 meters and at 10 is a conical helium escape valve.
Powering the watch is Omega’s in-house automatic caliber 8800. This movement operates at an unusual frequency of 3.5 HZ and offers a power reserve of 55 hours. It is anti-magnetic to 15000 gauss, features a quick set date mechanism and is METAS certified to ensure supreme accuracy. The movement has been beautifully decorated and can be viewed in all its glory through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back.
The white dial Omega Seamaster Diver 300M might not bring anything revolutionary to the table but the new colorway does give the existing collection a fresh perspective. The watch would retail at EUR 4,900 on the bracelet and EUR 4,600 on the rubber strap.