The Seamaster Diver 300M is quite possibly the most darling watches of Omega fans, and perhaps the success of the company. Some portion of this achievement is because of the connection with James Bond , to the point that regardless of the long “Omega Seamaster 300M Professional” name, the watch is all the time essentially alluded to as “the James Bond watch”. After an elegant facelift done a year ago on the time-and-date variant, we have this year an extra model wearing dark ceramic and titanium – see here – that has something beyond various materials to bring to the table. Here’s our initial hands-on with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic and Titanium (ref. 220.127.116.11.01.001).
While working on this watch to just the “007 watch” may hurt the watchmaking pride of the company, it doubtlessly satisfies the advertising and deals side enormously. A year ago Omega relaunched the Seamaster 300M with a restyling of the watch, utilizing ceramics for both the bezel and the dial, bringing back the renowned waves on the dial and incorporating the Master Chronometer types. The new form was completely reviewed by Brice here, with live pics . And, in the event that you need to plunge further into its set of experiences, you have this video as well. During the current year, the primary expansion to the assortment is this rendition, presented here and that we had the option to have a hands-on several days prior. And I can guarantee you it feels incredible on the wrist.
DIVER IN BLACK TIE
In my assessment, this will be perhaps the most pursued models of the assortment in light of its terrific presence. And albeit this may appear to be peculiar, it is awesome decisively in light of the fact that it is the most tactful model decreased to a monochrome (quip planned) range of simply white, dark and dim. Notwithstanding having developed from 42mm to 43.5mm in width – with no noticeable modification in tallness – the dim tones cause the watch to appear to be more modest. Because of the titanium components (bezel, crown, helium valve and caseback), with its substituting silk brushed and cleaned surfaces, the case feels like a quill on the wrist.
I regularly hear that the Seamaster Diver 300M would be better without the helium valve, however since that is, along with the hands and the wave design, part of the character of the watch, I understand Omega isn’t willing to dispose of it. Other than the brand needs to accentuate the device part of the watch, clarifying that it is a watch for proficient divers – as it name obviously states. And the individuals who get it like to know that they can go into profound waters with it. Regardless of whether their most dangerous plunge is the one they do when they are attempting to locate an old document in their company archive.
The bezel of this new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic and Titanium is, for what it’s worth in the entire assortment, made of ceramic. This way solidness and scratch-obstruction are ensured. The additions are produced using white veneer (indeed, shockingly for an instrument watch as lacquer generally alludes to very good quality, rich watches) considering a similar goal, and they are marginally retreated to be more protected.
A QUESTION OF BALANCE
But it is on the dial where the enormous change happens: there is no date. This, as usual, will produce banter. Some will say the watch is incomplete in light of the fact that it doesn’t have it. Others – me included – will say that it looks better this way since now the dial is totally adjusted. The 2018 Seamaster 300M looked obviously superior to the past form on the grounds that the date window had been moved to the 6 o’clock position. Yet, the issue was that it cut off piece of the file and interfered with the waves on the dial. And in the dim form it wasn’t too decipherable either.
Now that the date has been eliminated of this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic and Titanium, all the components recuperate their uprightness, which promptly makes the dial look cleaner and more pleasant. However, I should say I likewise understand the supportive of date position: if the watch is an instrument, I need it to be pretty much as valuable as could be expected, and the date is something we check more frequently than we think.
Same likewise with the bicoloured rendition, the waves on this Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic are not cut by laser. A remarkable inverse: they have been executed in “positive relief”, cutting out the matter around them to make them stand out. The hands have the recognizable shape and the edges of the records have been unobtrusively brushed. And, obviously, the Super-LumiNova treatment is underdog to none.
An innovative CALIBRE
There are no curve balls at the core of the watch: the 8806 type is METAS affirmed, which implies the development and the case experience the most rigid certificate measure (that we know about) available. To learn more on what this accreditation really implies, I recommend you watch the second video of the Seamaster Chronicles .
The base of the type is a co-pivotal escapement that beats at 25,200 vibrations each hour during the 55 hours the force save endures. The beautification of the rotor and extensions is an exquisite Côtes de Genève design in Arabesque. The caseback likewise incorporates a Naiad Lock, which keeps all the compositions on the back entirely adjusted (something that I truly appreciate).
I referenced toward the start of this hands-on that this rendition of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic and Titanium looks tremendous and feels stunningly better on the wrist. It really feels luxurious on the wrist, and you don’t notice its greater measurements on account of the softness of the titanium and the dim shading plan. The surface of the elastic tie is additionally entirely pleasing and it sits completely on the wrist. It likewise feels great knowing it is covered by a five-year guarantee.
The cost of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Ceramic and Titanium (ref. 18.104.22.168.01.001) is EUR 7,600 and it is as of now at retailers. More data at omegawatches.com .