For 2019, Omega is following up last year’s refreshed Seamaster Diver 300M with a Chronograph collection. There are six new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph watches, all done in 44mm-wide cases in material ranging from steel to solid Sedna Gold case on a rubber strap. Unlike the Seamaster 300M Chronographs of the past, these new models have seriously cut down on clutter from ubiquitous older versions and the use of only two chronograph sub-dials breathes fresh new life into the collection.
Of course, these new Diver 300M Chronograph watches have the new features that the upgraded 2018 time-only versions were outfitted with, such as: date window moved to 6 o’clock and the laser-cut wave pattern dial. Inside, you’ve got the METAS-certified caliber 9900 that’s been seen in Omega chronographs like the Seamaster Planet Ocean, as well.
Model: Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph
Dimensions: 44m wide
Water Resistance: 300M
Case Material: Steel, two-tone steel and Sedna gold, Solid Sedna Gold
Crystal/Lens: Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Calibre 9900/9901
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Strap/Bracelet: steel bracelet, rubber strap
Price & Availability: $7,450-$26,000
Adding the chronograph version to last year’s highly lauded Seamaster Diver 300M was a logical move from Omega, and editing down the dial is a savvy move for contemporary buyers. A 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 3 o’clock leave space for that awesome looking 6 o’clock date window. The Seamaster 300M Diver Chronograph has never been known for balance, but it’s a new collection for a new generation of buyer.
Each version has a dial done in ceramic with laser-cut wave engravings, but you’ll also notice that they all have ceramic chronograph pushers as well. Of note, the priciest version is referred to as the Sedna Gold edition, which has a solid gold case, gold ringed sub-dials and gold inner bezel. Finally, this version has a laser-ablated black ceramic bezel that has a more matte than glossy look.
The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph watches will come in six versions: the steel on steel with blue dial ref. 126.96.36.199.03.001 is priced at $7,450,steel on steel with black dial ref. 188.8.131.52.01.001 is also $7,450, two-tone steel and Sedna gold on rubber strap ref. 184.108.40.206.01.001 is $9,300, two-tone steel and Sedna gold on two-tone bracelet ref. 220.127.116.11.01.001 is $12,400, two-tone steel and yellow gold on bracelet ref. 18.104.22.168.03.001 is also $12,400, finally the solid Sedna gold model on rubber strap ref. 22.214.171.124.01.001 is priced at $26,000.
These watches will be avaialble in August 2019, and you can learn more at omegawatches.com.