THE SEAMASTER DIVER 300M COLLECTION
Launched at Baselworld 2018, we’ll soon be taking delivery of pieces from the new Seamaster Diver 300m collection Since 1993, the watch has enjoyed a legendary following and this year, the collection celebrates 25 years with a full makeover from the inside out. The original design and ocean spirit are still there, but now with advanced materials and updates in every model.
EXPLORING THE DETAILS
Now sized at 42 mm, every design detail has been rethought, including a new ceramic bezel with the diving scale in Ceragold™ or white enamel. Inside, the watches include the Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, instantly taking the collection into a higher realm of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
“On the bezel, white enamel offers longer-lasting whiteness and durability.”
THE FACE OF CHANGE
The sleek dials are made from ceramic and are available in black, blue or PVD chrome colour. The popular wave pattern has been reintroduced (now laser-engraved) and the indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova. Even the skeleton hands have been subtly reshaped.
NEW HELIUM ESCAPE VALVE
One of the Diver 300M’s most important details has always been its helium escape valve. For the new models, the valve has been given a conical shape and has been patented by OMEGA with an ingenious technology that allows it to be operated underwater.
“Adding symmetry to the watch, the date window has been moved to 6 o’clock.”
Turning the watch over reveals a wave-patterned edge on the caseback, as well as sapphire crystal, through which you can see the METAS-approved Master Chronometer Calibre 8800.
THE FULL COLLECTION
In total, there are 14 new Diver 300M models, including 6 in stainless steel and 8 in a mix of stainless steel and gold. Each model is presented on an integrated black or blue rubber strap, or a traditional metal bracelet (with a new ergonomic design and a patented extendable foldover rack-and-pusher with diver extension).