Since 1993, Omega‘s Seamaster Professional Diver 300m has been at the heart of the brand’s sport watch collection. Known to fans as James Bond’s watch in 1995’s GoldenEye, the Seamaster 300m is one of the brand’s most iconic models. Just in time for Baselworld, Omega have announced an updated Seamaster Diver 300 featuring a ceramic bezel, redesigned ceramic dial, new 42mm case size, and Omega’s Master Chronometer C0-Axial 8800 movement.
Model: Seamaster Diver 300m
Dimensions: 42mm wide
Case Material: Stainless Steel or Stainless Steel and Gold
Movement: Omega Master Chronometer 8800
Power Reserve: 55 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Metal bracelet to match the case or integrated rubber strap in blue or black
Price & Availability: TBD
Most notably, the new Seamaster Diver 300m collection has been updated in size to 42mm from the former full size model’s 40mm width to keep up with changing tastes regarding watch size. Omega’s election to outfit the new Seamaster series with the 35 jewel METAS-certified Master Chronometer 8800 demonstrates their trend in recent years of upgrading their watches with upscale manufacture calibers across their broad offering.
The triumphant return of the wave pattern on the ceramic dial, which is now laser engraved, will be welcome to many fans of the Seamaster. Available in black, blue, or “PVD chrome,” the new dial is subtly updated, with a date at six and new text to match the watch’s new in house caliber. However different, the dial’s DNA is much the same as it has always been, proving Omega’s dedication to this style’s ability to stand the test of time with only minor design changes.
The Seamaster Diver 300m’s helium release valve at ten o’clock is also subtly different compared to older models, with a more conical profile and the new ability to be operated underwater. As is Omega’s custom, the new Seamaster Diver 300m collection will feature no less than fourteen new models, with six in stainless steel and eight with a stainless steel and gold mix.
However subtle the visual updates on the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m may be, Omega have provided a new and much more interesting manufacture movement to a tried and true diver’s watch package. Other new features like the six o’clock date position, updated helium release valve, more on trend 42mm case size, and return of the wave patterned dial work together to give fans new reasons to reconsider one of Omega’s core pieces. We’ll share price for the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m as soon as we learn more. omegawatches.com