Omega Explores New Depths For The 75th Anniversary Of The Seamaster
The robust lineup proves the Swiss manufacture isn’t content with merely treading water.
In celebration of 75 years of the Seamaster, Omega has unveiled a slew of new releases. The 11 new styles are a testament to not only the Seamaster’s diving prowess, but its expansion into timepieces that are just as at home paired with a suit as they are in the deep sea. Inspired by the manufacture’s commitment to ocean conservation, Omega’s shade of Summer Blue features across the lineup, adorning the base layer of almost all of the dials in the commemorative collection.
Undeniably the most stylish of the bunch, the Aqua Terra Worldtimer builds off the laser-engraved technology the manufacture introduced just last month with its updated models. The dressiest timepiece of the lot, features a 43mm stainless steel case that houses a blue laser-abated titanium dial which depicts the ocean and Earth as viewed from above the North Pole. In line with Aqua Terra technology, it’s equipped with the in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8938 movement and has a depth rating of 150 metres. The timepiece is presented on a stainless-steel bracelet or rubber strap.
Meanwhile, the Seamaster 300 takes on a more utilitarian tone. First released in 1957 as part of Omega’s ‘professional’ trilogy—alongside the Speedmaster and Railmaster—the Seamaster 300 was notable for its pared-back, legible dial display and optimal water resistance. While the Seamaster 300 underwent several design changes since its release, in 2021 Omega took the timepiece back to its roots to honour the 1957 design. In this release, the 41mm steel case plays host to a varnished Summer Blue gradient dial, surrounded by a blue ceramic bezel. The rhodium-plated hands, hour markers, and numerals are filled with light blue Super-LumiNova for colour-coordinated readability. Powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912 calibre, it’s water resistant to 300 metres.
Released in 2002, the Aqua Terra finds elegance in restraint. Defined by clean lines and purity of form, it represents a dressy interpretation of the original Seamaster 300 of 1957. While it’s not averse to getting a little wet, its sophisticated aesthetic and nautical details—the teak pattern on the dial references luxury yacht decks—means its begging to be worn above deck. The commemorative edition is available in either a 38mm or 41mm case; the former is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 while the latter is kept ticking by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900, both water resistant to 150 metres. The sun-brushed dial in Summer Blue features sailboat indexes—a nice touch.
Placing function at its forefront, the 42mm Diver 300M is water resistant to—you guessed it—300 metres. Powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800, it features a wave-pattern ceramic dial, varnished with a gradient finish that recalls the ocean it was built for exploring. A Summer Blue enamel bezel encircled the dial, which plays host to rhodium-plated skeleton hands and raised indexes, filled with light blue Super-LumiNova.
Is it necessary—or even safe—to dive 600 metres beneath the surface of the ocean? Probably not. Can the Planet Ocean 600M do it? Of course. Taking it design cues from the Seamaster 300, the 39.5mm stainless steel model is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 and boasts a certified depth rating of 600m.
Well, hello there. We didn’t expect to see you here. First launched in 1971, the Ploprof was designed to withstand the crushing pressures of the deep sea, resulting in one of the most innovative cases ever made. The monobloc destro (read: right-handed) timepiece eliminated the requirement for a helium valve, with the crown positioning preventing inadvertent adjustments by serious divers. The 75th anniversary model is crafted from O-mega Steel (a proprietary alloy previously reserved for the Ultra Deep), with the iconic monobloc case measuring 55 x 45mm. Powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912 and presented on a blue rubber strap, it’s water resistant to 1200mm.
For those who want to go even deeper, there’s the record setting Ultra Deep. Water resistant to 6000 metres, the 45.5mm O-mega Steel timepiece features a lacquered dial which, when passed under UV light, reveals the words ‘Omega Was Here’, a nod to the world record dive of 10,935m to the Mariana Trench. Like the Ploprof, it’s powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912.
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