Among this year’s novelties, Omega has included a re-launch of its famed diving watch from 1957 – Seamaster 300. The new model is naturally modernized in many aspects, especially when the movement is concerned, but looks extraordinarily similar to the original which is very popular among the collectors. Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial got the latter parts of its name due to the inclusion of the technology that secures anti-magnetic properties to the caliber with three-lever escapement and the COSC chronometric certification for its accuracy. The re-issue of the classic model is scheduled for fall. As it has been announced, the watch will be available in two variants: in steel or in bi-metallic housing comprised of steel and Sedna rose gold segments.
Omega made the choice to make the new watch look very close to its archetype. This is reflected in the black color of the dial and the bezel, as well as in the distinctive shape of hands and hour markers. Naturally, since the watch comes so long time after the original, even these components feature several changes due to the improved modern technology. The new watch thus has a unidirectional bezel with a ceramic ring insert. Likewise, the luminous layered components of the dial are no longer made from Bakelite as it used to be the case. Another change is that the new watch now has a transparent case-back which reveals the thing that is the most different when two pieces are compared – its in-house Omega 8400 caliber with self-winding. The movement with a co-axial escapement also offers magnetic resistance that surpasses magnetic fields which have the strength of 15,000 gauss. Its bi-directional automatic winding stores its twin barrels set in series with enough energy that can power the piece for around 60 hours. Due to the winding in both directions, its power storage is filled visibly faster. As for the decorations of the movement, we should mention that bridges and the oscillating weight feature the Geneva striping in arabesque.
The newcomer has a construction that allows it to be water resistant to 300 meters, as it is clear even by its name. The 41 wide housing that stores the in-house movement comes in either steel or a combination of steel and the brand’s trademark 18 K red gold alloy with copper and palladium. Both of these options come with a matching bracelet. Additionally, the watch includes a domed sapphire crystal with glare-proof treatment on the inner side. As it has been reported, the new iteration of the Omega’s classic diving watch will hit the shops in November.