Easily among the strongest new high-end wristwatch merchandise offerings for 2018 is Omega’s upgraded Seamaster Diver 300M. Initially launched during the Jean-Claude Biver-era of Omega in 1993, the Seamaster is now a Really iconic model for Omega. At the time from the early 1900s it was meant to reassert Omega’s significance but also identifying design ethos. In reality, the Seamaster 300M was designed to NOT look like the Rolex Submariner — which at the time dozens and dozens of watches did indeed look like. The initial businesses to replicate Rolex did so with their own name on Rolex’s designs. Omega seamaster diver 300m co-axial 41 mm replica watch desired to be more than simply like Rolex, it wanted to be something completely sterile and modern in its approach to some late 20th century luxury timepiece.
It is crucial to discuss the first Seamaster 300M design since the new for 2018 updated models (where there are a healthy variety) celebrate those core values and aesthetics that made the original so popular. 2018 isn’t the same as 1993 for the watch business, but 25 years later, I think one can agree that modern watch tastes have not actually changed that much. I would assert that the contemporary age of luxury watches clearly began in the 1990s. Back in 10-20 years from today I expect plenty of”classic re-issue” watches predicated on watches from the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.
Omega had big advertising and marketing strategies for the Seamaster 300M when it was new. Notably was its popularity both as a professional diving watch and on the wrists of would-be 007s. Omega seamaster diver 300m master chronometer fake watches used the Seamaster 300M as the British spy Bond watch during the 1990s (and Omega remains the James Bond 007 official wrist watch now ) that for most solidified the significance of this Omega Seamaster for guys who followed pop culture. At the time Rolex was doing nothing of the sort to achieve mainstream (versus rich) audiences.
A DISCUSSION OF THE SEAMASTER HELIUM RELEASE VALVE
One of the most iconic design components of the Omega Seamaster 300M is the guide helium release valve situated at 10 o’clock on the instance. I am not sure why Omega chosen for a manual versus automatic helium release valve at a time when automatic valves were simple to design. My guess is that Omega seamaster vintage diver 300m replica watch simply wanted the case to have the added character created by the addition of a second crown on the case. The curious feature draws anybody’s attention who notices it. “What exactly does this crown do?” Is a common question.
I’ve never been into a decompression chamber and even though I dive for diversion, there is a tiny, tiny chance I’ll ever be in a single — let alone with my pick of timepiece. Nonetheless, the duty that the Seamaster 300M has been made to survive is communicated to the wearer of old and new generation versions with the presence of a crown that most folks won’t ever have to touchbase. Even though for the new 2018 versions, these helium release valves can be unscrewed and the watch will continue to be water-resistant to 50m (a new feature).
What about the Seamaster 300M is fresh for 2018 and also for the purposes of the column I will concentrate on the steel (or mostly steel versions ). For quite a while, titanium Seamaster 300M models complimented the metal ones. To begin with, the current creation of Seamaster 300M watches for 2018 possess just one titanium model — which is a limited edition produced in titanium, Sedna gold, and tantalum. Omega seamaster diver 300m replica watch review did however produce a fair number of two-tone steel and 18k Sedna (rose) or yellow gold versions. Those two-tone Seamaster 300M models are genuinely beautiful, but they include a fairly steep cost increase that in my estimation requires a lot from this really high value-proposition fun of the entirely steel Seamaster 300M models.
OMEGA CALIBER 8800 MOVEMENT
To inspect the important details of this 2018 Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Diver watches let us begin by taking a look at the movement. It goes without saying that Omega has comprised the Seamaster 300M into its family of Master Chronometer watches, which means it contains an in-house created METAS certified”Co-Axial Master Chronometer” motion. The movement is the Omega caliber 8800 automatic. Running at 3.5Hz (25,200bph) with a co-axial escapement, the grade 8800 has a power reserve of 55 hours and utilizes a silicon hairspring and non-magnetic parts that give the movement a super high immunity to magnetic fields. The motion offers the time and date.
OMEGA SEAMASTER PROFESSIONAL DIVER 300M LASER-CUT WAVE PATTERN DIAL
The new Seamaster 300M dial is a thing of beauty. In fact, the whole opinion is. Omega is taking a page from the Rolex playbook when it comes to creating something old new again, and doing it very well. While Rolex plays a game with”did you notice what we changed?” Omega isn’t bashful about placing its older models to rest. As someone who possesses a previous generation Omega Seamaster 300MI can easily say that although I like my previous piece, I also want one of those newest ones as an update to the prior model.
Omega expertly refined the dial designs permitting the proportions to seem pleasing, textures to seem engaging, and quality to be clear. You can tell that a lot of time has been spent trying to maintain text small, colours contrasting if needed, and for unnecessary components to be eliminated. It has also been a few years since Omega offered a”wave dial” Seamaster 300M — so these new models also indicate a return to this classic appearance (which makes a lot of sense to get a diver’s watch).
THE SEAMASTER 300M BEZEL
The rotating diver’s bezel around the dial has an upgraded turning action for it and is produced from ceramic (black or blue right now for the non-limited edition model). Omega produces steel or gold bezels based on the design — with the latter incorporating a real luxury wearing experience to the otherwise tool-style Seamaster 300M.
I guess it isn’t entirely correct to consider that the Seamaster 300M a instrument watch — even in black with steel. Like Omega did together with the Planet Ocean, the Seamaster 300M has grown up in adulthood, but has also become a bit more”showy.” That means while utility is not sacrificed, these aren’t subtle-to-wear watches anymore. Omega seamaster 007 diver 300m replica watches did a nice job making certain that compelling colors, angles, and style draw the eye, but more than Omega desires its wearers to feel comfortable showing off. But, the Seamaster 300M remains a fantastic selection for watch collectors mostly interested in tool-style dive watches from respectable brands with good fashion.
THE NEW AND UPDATED BRACELET FOR 2018
The redesign actually altered the look of the bracelet making it more masculine and more comfy to wear. To that latter point, the bracelet now has a half-link you can utilize for increased adjustment accuracy. The deployant clasp has a diver’s extension and the incremental micro-adjust slider which Omega was putting on a lot of brand new models. Although some will miss the curvier older generation Seamaster 300M’s instance, I believe most people are prepared for this particular meaner, more contemporary Seamaster 300M which Omega will begin to sell in 2018.
OMEGA SEAMASTER PROFESSIONAL DIVER 300M FOR 2018 (AND BEYOND)
The most interesting of the new Seamaster 300M models is the version with the silver dial and blue hour makers. The most classic would be the black dial version, or the blue for those who simply prefer blue as a watch dial shade. I’d go with the black dial Seamaster 300M on the fitting steel bracelet. In addition, I have a strong feeling we will see something like this on Mr. Bond’s wrist in his new film in 2019.
I’m also pleased to report that prices for the Seamaster 300M watch haven’t gone up although this version is completely and clearly”more watch for the wealth.” Prices in steel start in $4,750 USD for the watch on the rubber strap, and only a bit more in $4,850 USD in steel together with all the matching bracelet. The two-tone steel and 18k Sedna or yellow gold models begin at $6,500 USD about the rubber strap, and about $9,700 USD on the bracelet. The watch ought to be available for sale approximately July 2018 based on Omega.