The Omega Seamaster series was first launched in 1957. The design at that time was inspired by the needs of divers and military diving missions. This makes the Seamaster series one of the classic Omega watches with deep-sea diving capabilities. Over time, the Seamaster series has continued to undergo technical and design updates to adapt to the evolving field of diving watches.
The Omega Seamaster 300-meter diving watch is one of the classics in the Omega watch series, and the new Seamaster 300 watch continues this tradition and injects some new design and technical elements.
The development history of the Omega Seamaster series
You may have heard that Omega diving watches have a very long history, even as early as 1948. In 1932, Omega launched the Marine watch, the world’s first diving watch. This watch uses a patented double-layer case structure developed by Louis Alix, which solves the problem of the crown being difficult to completely seal through a clever all-inclusive nesting method. In 1936, the Omega Marine watch was tested at a depth of 73 meters in Lake Geneva. Five years later, tests at the Watchmaking Research Laboratory in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, confirmed that the watch was waterproof to a depth of 135 meters, which was an astonishing achievement at the time.
Rapid development during World War II
During World War II, Omega provided as many as 110,000 watches to the British Ministry of Defense for use by active pilots, navigators, and air force and naval personnel. In 1948, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the brand, Omega released the first-generation Seamaster watch during the Summer Olympics in London. The first-generation Seamaster watch was based on the practical watch provided by Omega to the British Ministry of Defense and was equipped with the iconic O-ring. But the first-generation Seamaster watch focused on the “city, ocean and pastoral” style at the time, not a diving watch.
However, this is just the beginning of the legendary history of the Seamaster series. Over the past 75 years, the Seamaster series has launched a series of classics that have an important position in the history of watchmaking, and many models are world-renowned. Among them, the Haima 300 watch released in 1957 and the “Speedmaster” and “Railmaster” models launched in the same year are particularly eye-catching. The Seamaster 300 watch marks the first step for the Omega Seamaster series into the field of professional diving watches.
Omega also cooperated with COMEX, a famous French underwater operation company, to jointly create the Ploprof 600-meter watch. In addition, the Seamaster 200 “SHOM” watch developed for the French Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM) is also a highlight of the series. The Seamaster series also includes the Seamaster Mariner MK1 watch, the Seamaster Cosmic 2000 series, the Seamaster 300 sequel and the Seamaster 120 watch, each of which has become one of the representatives of classic timepieces. This series of immortal works has enabled the Omega Seamaster series to win a world-wide reputation in the field of watch manufacturing.
Seamaster 300-meter diving watch
The 1960s and 1970s were the golden age of the Seamaster, when Omega designed a series of outstanding and bold Seamaster counterfeit watches. In the early 1990s, the Seamaster series went a step further. With the advent of the Seamaster 300-meter diving watch, Omega has added another classic masterpiece to the Seamaster series of diving watches. Pierce Brosnan (Pierce Brosnan) wore the Seamaster 300-meter diving watch (model: 2541.80.00) in the 1995 Bond movie “GoldenEye”, and this classic watch became famous.
Since then, the Seamaster series has continued to innovate and launched the modern Planet Ocean watch and Aqua Terra watch. In addition, the brand also launched the modern Seamaster 300 watch inspired by the 1957 prototype watch. The latest member to join the Seamaster family is the Ultra Deep 6000m professional diving watch. As the name suggests, this is a professional tool watch with a water resistance of up to 6,000 meters.
As Omega’s oldest product series, the Seamaster series includes many timepieces such as Aqua Terra watches, 300-meter diving watches, Planet Ocean and heritage watches. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Seamaster series, Omega has selected 7 iconic models to highlight the diversity of the series. These iconic watches showcase the Seamaster’s continuous evolution in design, technology and functionality, adding to the brand’s long history.
75th Anniversary Edition Seamaster 300 Watch and Seamaster 300-M Diver Watch
These two fake watches, the Seamaster 300 watch and the Seamaster 300-meter diving watch, and the Aqua Terra watch, are very popular in the Seamaster series. In terms of the anniversary edition lineup and matching dial colors, these two are in the middle of the 11 Summer Blue watches. Both have 300 meters of water resistance and a rich blue tone on the dial. During the design process, Omega gave various shades of blue to the dial, bezel, hour markers, and calendar window.
With the exception of the stainless steel parts of the watch, all elements are in an attractive blue color. With just a little imagination, you’ll feel like you’re immersed in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. If you love the color blue as much as I do, you will definitely be fascinated by this design idea. The back of the watch presents a unique and commemorative design, which is engraved with the image of Poseidon, the god of the sea, holding a trident and driving two seahorses. One of them is the seahorse logo originally designed by Jean-Pierre Borle in 1956, and the other is This is the current hippocampus logo. In terms of configuration, these two new watches are consistent with the regular Seamaster 300 watch and Seamaster 300-meter diving watch. This means we can focus on the design aesthetic of the new watch.
Omega Seamaster 300m watch (Model: 220.127.116.11.03.002)
This Omega Seamaster 300 watch is an upgraded version of the 1957 classic. In the new design, all elements are decorated with Summer Blue except for the rhodium-plated hands. The watch is equipped with a familiar 41 mm stainless steel case, with a thickness of 13.9 mm, a length of 48 mm, and a lug distance of 21 mm. The gradient dial shows a lighter tone in the center, gradually transitioning to a darker blue outwards. This watch uses a “sandwich” dial structure, with light blue hour markers and digital time scales clearly visible through the hollows on the upper dial.
The ceramic bezel has a diving scale and is covered with light blue Super-Luminova, echoing the light blue hour markers on the dial and the hands that are also covered with light blue Super-Luminova. The entire dial is rich in blue, which is very suitable for the retro-style Seamaster 300 watch.
The famous 8912 Master Chronometer movement
The back of the case is engraved with the image of Poseidon and two seahorses. What runs under the case is the Master Chronometer Caliber 8912, which vibrates at 25,200 times per hour (3.5 Hz) and contains 38 jewel bearings, which can provide 60 hours. Power reserve. The 8912 movement has passed the Master Chronometer Certification approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and can withstand strong magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss.
The bracelet of the Seamaster 300 watch is made of stainless steel, with a folding clasp and a convenient fine-adjustment device to ensure that the watch can always be worn comfortably no matter what the situation. Omega’s Seamaster 300 “Summer Blue” watch has created an exquisite and trendy masterpiece based on the traditional diving watch. I believe many people will like the unique look of the 75th Anniversary Edition.
Omega Seamaster 300-meter Diving Watch (Model: 18.104.22.168.03.002/003)
The Seamaster series 300-meter diving watch also adopts the “SummerBlue” design concept. The watch is equipped with a classic 42mm stainless steel case and is equipped with the iconic helium escape valve. The case thickness is 13.6 mm, the length is 49.9 mm, and the lug-to-lug distance is 20 mm. The blue gradient ceramic dial is decorated with a unique laser-etched ripple pattern, and the clever combination of various elements creates a new look. The rhodium-plated hands and three-dimensional hour markers are covered with a light blue Super-LumiNova luminous coating. The blue ceramic bezel is decorated with an enamel diving scale made of the “Grand Feu” process. The tone is slightly darker than the hands and hour markers.
This watch also comes in many different shades of blue. The retro-style Seamaster 300 watch is fresh and natural, while the Seamaster 300-meter diving watch gives people a completely different feeling. This is because the elements on the dial of the Seamaster 300-meter diving watch are richer, such as the ripple pattern and the calendar window at 6 o’clock. Combined with the gradient dial, it is worth savoring carefully.
8800 Master Chronometer Movement
Looking at the back of the commemorative model, you can find the same pattern of Poseidon and two seahorses as the Seamaster 300 watch. Running under the back of the watch is the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. This automatic movement vibrates at a frequency of 25,200 times per hour (3.5 Hz), contains 35 jewel bearings, and can provide a 55-hour power reserve. The 8800 movement has passed the Master Chronometer certification approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and can withstand strong magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss.