SEAMASTER DIVER 300M CHRONOGRAPH
The new chronograph from the Bienne-based watchmaker, born for skimming through water and dominating ocean depths, blends three different materials on its case and bracelet.
The link which connects the aquatic realm to Omega dates back to the 1930s. It was, in fact, in 1932 that the Bienne-based watchmaker imagined the Omega Marine, its 1st waterproof watch tested to depths of 73 m in Lake Geneva. In 1957, it was the Seamaster 300’s turn to see the light of day, followed by the Seamaster Professional 300M in 1993 and, finally, the Seamaster Planet Ocean in 2005. No need to tell you that it’s much more than a simple connection, it’s a real love affair which pursues its route today in particular with the introduction of the Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph.
To create this 44 mm-diameter watch, Omega blended three different materials: SednaTM gold – an alloy which combines around 75% of gold and 25% of copper and palladium and offers an intense, long-lasting russet hue – for the unidirectional rotating bezel, the crown and the pushers, titanium – well-known for its lightness, its soundness, its corrosion-resistance and its gray color – for the caseband, and tantalum – a heavy, biocompatible transition metal with blue glints, which the brand has used since 1993 – for the bezel base and the central links of the bracelet.
On the blue ceramic dial decorated with a laser-engraved wave pattern, the luminescent, golden sword-shaped hands display the running hours and minutes whilst the seconds tick by in one of the chamfered counters at 9 o’clock. A direct drive tipped with a dot marks the chronograph seconds and powers the totalizer at 3 o’clock which groups together the minutes and hours. The ensemble is driven by the Master Chronometer-certified Omega 9900 automatic caliber which delivers a power reserve of 60 hours
Price: CHF19,500 omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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