This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Omega Seamaster, the longest continuously produced collection of watches by Omega. For this occasion, the brand is pulling out all stops and is introducing no less than eight celebratory pieces, including a slightly updated version of the Seamaster Diver 300M, perhaps the most iconic model of the collection. Dressed in cool Summer Blue, it features all the hallmarks of the existing model, but with small and colourful visual elements to set it apart. Here’s the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Summer Blue Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42mm 75th Anniversary watch.
The changes to the Seamaster Diver 300m include design details regarding the dial, bezel insert and caseback. Technically everything is identical to the existing range, so a stainless steel case of 42mm in diameter and 13.5mm in height, with a brushed and polished finish and a water resistance of 300m. It still has a screw-down crown with guards, a helium escape valve, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a sapphire crystal on top.
What has changed on the exterior of the watch though, is the bezel insert. Made of ceramic, and polished to a glossy finish, the diving scale is now finished with light blue Grand Feu enamel. Around the back, a solid caseback shows the special 75th-anniversary medallion, depicting Poseidon, the Greek god of the ocean, with a pair of seahorses. This special caseback is used across all 8 new references of the celebratory collection.
The dial is very much similar in style to what we know of the Seamaster Diver 300M as well, with the exception of the finishing. Still made out of ceramic and laser-engraved with a wave-like pattern, it now has a sunray-brushed gradient Summer Blue varnished finish. The applied indices and skeleton hands all have a light blue Super-LumiNova insert, matching the scale on the bezel. The date window at 6 o’clock shows a blue disc with light blue digits.
Sandwiched between the dial and closed caseback there is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 ticking away diligently. This runs at the familiar rate of 25,200vph and can store up to 55 hours of power reserve. The watch will come on a dark blue rubber strap as well as the well-known stainless steel five-link bracelet, finished with an extendable folding clasp. The price will be EUR 6,400 on rubber strap and EUR 6,700 on steel bracelet.
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