Vintage-inspired pieces are still very much the rage at this year’s Baselworld and from Omega comes the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial, which is based on the original Seamaster 300 from 1957. It has a 41mm case, sapphire glass, features the distinctive broad-arrow hour hand, and is also water resistant to 300m.
While its design may be based on a 57-year-old watch, the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is actually a technical tour de force that houses many of Omega’s latest innovations.
To begin, readers might have noticed the new Master Co-Axial denotation. The reason for this is to distinguish Omega’s newer watches by its ability to resist magnetic fields. You see, the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial features Omega’s Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, the same used in the Aqua Terra >15,000 Gauss watch, which also means that the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is also capable of resisting magnetic field of up to 15,000 gauss. The calibre 8400 is also COSC-certified and has a power reserve of 60 hours. Going forward, Omega plans to use this new anti-magnetic calibre in more watches.
Movement aside, the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial also features the latest in materials technology from Omega including a sand-blasted ceramic dial (black and blue) and also a ceramic bezel with a Liquidmetal diving scale.
In addition, the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial will be available in 6 versions in a variety of materials including steel, titanium, 18k Sedna gold and 950 platinum. The 6 versions are steel, titanium, steel/ Sedna gold, titanium/ Sedna gold, Sedna gold and platinum The Sedna gold pieces also feature Omega’s Ceragold technology ceramic bezel, which allows the bonding of 18k gold to ceramic.
Finally, all models come with bracelets that have polished center links and Omega’s patented rack-and-pusher clasp that makes it easy to adjust the bracelet so that it can easily fit over the sleeve of a diving suit.
All things considered, the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial looks to be a very classy go-anywhere-and-do-anything watch that is not only anti-magnetic and highly water resistant, but also extremely durable thanks to the ceramic bezel and sapphire glass.