The Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer is possibly one of the most coveted pieces from Baselworld’s previous edition. It was such a desired timepiece that we tried to guess its looks and specifications and the final result was highly regarded by both the industry and the collectors – something that we confirmed when reviewing this watch during a whole summer. The Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is definitely one of the best modern dive watches – and a very good looking one too. For 2015, it puts on some new shoes and shows now a leather strap.
There’s not much to criticize about the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer. It’s a superb watch, with its vintage-inspired case and dial. It is fully reminiscent of the 1957 Omega Seamaster 300 ref. CK2913, as it shows the same hands, dial, indexes and case that has the same overall feeling and design. It is also an intelligent piece of engineering, with its fully antimagnetic Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement. Finally, its price its totally justified and even lower than the competition (The Sub, without naming it…). However, if a complaint has to be made toward this watch, it concerns its bracelet. Not that the quality is bad, but most collectors are not so found of the polished central link – even if faithful to the vintage watch, this polished surface is a scratch-magnet (except on the titanium edition). It seems that Omega have listened that, not by brushing the whole bracelet but in fact now featuring a leather strap that, admittedly, emphasizes the vintage feeling.
The strap fitted on the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer is natural light brown calf leather with ecru stitching. It comes on a folding clasp. This combination, that perfectly matches the colour of indexes filed with faux-patina Super-Luminova, gives an even more vintage look and dressier feel to a watch that used to be quite sporty. For the rest, the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer remains technically and visually identical to the 2014 edition on bracelet. It means that it features the amazing in-house Calibre 8400, the first fully antimagnetic movement that can resist to a field of 15.000 Gauss, and that comes with the internal chronometer certification created together with METAS.
This leather strap will be available on the multiple editions of the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer, meaning stainless steel with a black dial, titanium with blue dial, two-tone (stainless steel with Sedna gold bezel, crown and hands) and the multiple gold editions (the collection includes a yellow gold edition since Baselworld 2015). Prices will start from 5.100 Euros for the stainless steel edition (reminder: the stainless edition on bracelet is priced at 5.200 Euros).
To add to the coolness of this watch, remember that Daniel Craig will wear this exact same timepiece in Spectre, the next episode of the James Bond 007 movies. More details on OmegaWatches.com.