Eight Summer-Ready Seamaster Novelties from Omega
A legendary collection of watches that has stood the test of time, Omega's Seamaster collection is celebrating its 75th anniversary in style. The Swiss watchmaker has unveiled a new collection consisting of eight models, each showcasing the versatility and innovation that has made the Seamaster an iconic timepiece.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seamaster, Omega has chosen a captivating Summer Blue gradient tone for the dials. The gradient effect intensifies as the water-resistance increases, symbolizing the collection's deep-rooted connection with the exploration of the seas. The markers and hands are filled with a light blue Super-LumiNova, further enhancing the allure of these timepieces.
Each watch in the Seamaster 75th anniversary collection also features a newly designed caseback that pays tribute to the history and significance of the Seamaster collection. The caseback showcases a specially designed logo, combining the image of Greek god Poseidon and his trident, along with two classic Omega seahorses. One seahorse represents the historic 1956 design, while the other represents the contemporary interpretation.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra World Timer
One of the standout models in the anniversary collection is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra World Timer. This elegant timepiece boasts a 43mm stainless-steel case with a stunning multi-part dial. The dial features a relief of the continents surrounded by a captivating blue ocean at its center. Powered by Omega's Co-Axial Master Chronometer cal. 8938 movement and boasting a depth rating of 150 meters, this model seamlessly combines style and functionality. It is available on either a stainless-steel bracelet or a blue rubber strap, and starts at $9,900.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
For those seeking a more utilitarian option, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is a standout choice. This 42mm stainless-steel stunner is known for its water-resistance of up to 300 meters, as its name implies, has a distinct dive scale, skeleton hands, and a helium escape valve. This new variant features a blue wave-patterned ceramic dial with a matching enamel dive scale, powered by the in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer cal. 8800 movement. Priced at $5,900, this watch is a reliable and stylish companion for any underwater adventure you might have planned this summer.
Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep
Another remarkable addition to the collection, the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep is designed for those who venture to even greater depths. With an impressive water-resistance of up to 6,000 meters, which is nearly 20,000 feet, this timepiece is a testament to Omega's commitment to pushing boundaries. The 45.5mm case and bracelet are crafted from O-Megasteel, a durable and corrosion-resistant material and it comes powered by Omega's Co-Axial Master Chronometer cal. 8912 movement. This model also features a striking dark blue dial that reveals the words "Omega Was Here" when exposed to UV light. The Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep is available for $13,000.
Omega Seamaster 300
Not to be confused with the Seamaster Diver 300M, or SMP300m as its also known that we mentioned earlier, the Seamaster 300 is a vintage-inspired version of its utilitarian cousin that nods directly back to the original 1957 Trilogy Seamaster. First debuted in 2021 and filled with vintage details such as its lollipop seconds hand, sandwich dial and aluminium bezel, the Seamaster 300 is stripped back version of the SMP300m that focuses on wearability and style over function. Now offered with a blue ceramic bezel instead of its typical aluminium, this new anniversary model is admittedly more modern than its predecessors, but it still maintains its vintage essence. Priced at $6,700 it’s not a bad addition to any collection.
Seamaster Aqua-Terra 150M
In addition to these standout models, the Seamaster collection offers a range of options to suit different preferences. The sleek Aqua Terra, starting at $6,400, is available in both 38mm and 41mm sizes with a choice of either a stainless-steel bracelet or blue rubber strap.
Finally, for serious divers, the Ploprof (short for PLOngeur PROfessionnel, French for “professional diver”), makes its long-awaited comeback in this anniversary collection and features its iconic monobloc case design, an incredibly impressive water resistance of 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) and the collection’s Summer Blue gradient dial.
Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M
A more serious version of its little brother, the Seamaster Diver 300M, the Planet Ocean 600M is a bulkier, yet more compact and capbale version of the 42mm SMP300m. Measuring in at a rather compact 39.5mm, this beast can withstand double the depth of its sibling and features a slightly different dial design with 3-6-9 arabic indices, non-skeletonized hands and luminous triangle-shaped hour markers instead of the SMP300m’s round indices. Priced at $7,400 it is a tad more expensive than its sibling, but well worth the money given its smaller design and more impressive spec-sheet.
In conclusion, Omega's Seamaster collection has stood the test of time and continues to evolve, exemplifying the brand's dedication to excellence. The new additions to the collection, with their Summer Blue dials and commemorative casebacks, pay homage to the collection's storied history while embracing contemporary design and technological advancements. Whether you're an avid diver, a globetrotter, or a lover of classic elegance, there is a Seamaster model in this anniversary collection that will capture your imagination and serve as a testament to Omega's enduring legacy in the world of watchmaking.