Possibly the most attractive cycle of the Seamaster Diver 300M (cautiously) uncovered recently, this white clay dial model is presently authoritatively in stores. Exploiting this hotly anticipated second for some, Omega fans, we will investigate the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M with White Dial, a watch whose amazing plan and specialized ability have slung it to artistic popularity ( did we say Bond? )
In 1993, Omega dispatched the Seamaster Professional 300M arrangement. Denoting a solid re-visitation of the field of diver’s watches, the new line was furnished with an unmistakable tightened helium valve and presented two arrangements: a world-first chronograph with pushers practical to a profundity of 300m, and a standard 3-hand-and-date diver with chronometer status.
The Seamaster Professional 300M was out to cause a ripple effect. Furnished with an impressive steel case with a 12-sided scalloped bezel with blue aluminum embed, contorted lyre carries, a helium get away from valve at 10 o’clock, a blue dial with a wave design, a screwed crown with defensive shoulders, applied tritium (just for the primary models) hour markers, brilliant skeletonised hands and an incorporated five-interface steel arm band with augmentation framework to fit over a wetsuit – the Seamaster Professional 300M was the genuine deal.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M and the original Seamaster Professional (SMP)
As the longest-running product offering actually delivered by Omega, the Seamaster family is a dependable reflection of changing tastes and innovation in the course of the most recent 70 years. First dispatched in 1948, the Seamaster was a regular citizen adaptation of the well known wristwatches Omega had provided to the British Air Force during the Second World War. The Seamaster wasn’t situated as a diver’s watch yet as a strong, water-safe watch you could wear in any circumstance. Truth be told, the present Aqua Terra 150M bears the nearest likeness to the first watch with its dressier ‘town, ocean and nation’ look. You can find the complete history of the Seamaster here, in this top to bottom video .
Surfacing to fame
The change from tough dress watch to a more vigorous professional plunge watch occurred in 1957 with the arrival of the notorious Master line composed of the Seamaster 300, the Speedmaster and the Railmaster. Entertainingly, the 300 on the dial didn’t relate to the water-obstruction of the watch, which was authoritatively evaluated to 200m. Notwithstanding, on the grounds that its presentation was past the limits of the testing gadgets of the time, and gratitude to the high obstruction of the gem and the Naïad crown, Omega chose to increase current standards. Quickly received by divers – commercial and beginner – the Seamaster 300 was additionally Jacques Cousteau’s watch of decision for his prominent submerged expeditions.
And simply like the 1957 Seamaster 300 with its celebrated adherents, the 1993 Seamaster was likewise accepted by genuine athletes and divers, including Roland Specker’s reality record freshwater free jump to 80m in Lake Neuchâtel in 1993 and on the wrists of Sir Peter Blake and different mariners of Team New Zealand and their America’s Cup triumph in 1995.
However, more individuals will recall another epic snapshot of item arrangement when the Seamaster Diver 300M turned into the watch of decision for James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) making its screen debut in the 1995 film GoldenEye. A brilliant showcasing overthrow, getting Omega’s privileges to become Bond’s true watch provider, implied that 007 needed to surrender his faithfulness to the Rolex Submariner.
Like the Speedmaster’s lunar adventures changing over it into the Moonwatch, the Seamaster Diver 300M turned into the Bond watch. We will not go into all the appearance snapshots of the Seamaster on 007’s wrist, for that you can counsel Brice’s review that will take you up to watch he wore in 2015 Specter . As you most likely are aware, the following Bond adventure (the 25th), No Time to Die, is because of hit films in April 2020 and no curve balls which brand will be on Daniel Craig’s wrist. For those of you who are stalwart Bond fans, Omega as of late delivered a restricted version Seamaster packed with references to the world’s best-cherished spy.
2019 may have been obscured with Speedmaster Moonwatch festivities and the Swatch Group’s choice to leave Baselworld and hosts its own personal watch reasonable, Time to Move, but there several increases to the Seamaster Diver 300M, incorporating this model with a white earthenware (ZrO2) dial that adjusts to the updates to this line attempted in 2018.
The model we are reviewing today profits by the 2018 makeover when the instance of the Seamaster Diver 300M was augmented to 42mm, updated with current materials and its motor calibrated with the most recent Master Chronometer innovation. It likewise denoted the arrival of the wave plan on the dial, much valued by aficionados of the watch. While this 2019 model is only another dial tone, the triumphant combination of highly contrasting components singles out this model from the more intricate pieces that explore the equivalent waters.
The complex design of the 42mm x 13.5mm treated steel case is featured by a combination of brushed and cleaned surfaces. On the off chance that you look carefully, you will see how the outward-confronting surfaces are brushed and the descending inclining territories cleaned. The inky dark bezel is made from earthenware and highlights a white polish scale, offering longer-enduring whiteness and solidness. The white dial is likewise created in clay, which is cleaned and afterward laser-engraved with thick waves for extra surface and profundity. For contrast, the skeletonised hands are darkened similar to the edges of the raised and lume-filled hour markers. The minutes track is additionally dark with thicker five-minute markers and the date window at 6 o’clock has a white foundation with dark numerals.
The closer you see this watch, the more subtleties arise and in a portion of the more energetically hued models with two-tone steel and gold cases, they can nearly overpower. The magnificence of this high contrast model is exactly the way these ‘colors’ temper the view and feature the capacities. It simply glances more attractive in high contrast with the reasonable sprinkle of a stained red tip on the focal seconds hand and the Seamaster inscription.
Whether or not you lash on oxygen tanks for a side interest or not, Omega’s Seamaster Diver 300M is intended to perform submerged. The terrifically significant turning bezel is currently produced using ceramic with the plunging scale selected in white polish. During decompression, helium atoms grow and can pop the gem face and caseback. To stay away from this, helium particles should be delivered and the helium get away from valve is there for this reason. Upgraded and licensed with new innovation, regardless of whether the conelike Helium Escape Valve is inadvertently opened submerged, the watch is ensured to remain water-impervious to 50m.
Naturally, iridescence is of the quintessence submerged and the hands, records and the spot inside the triangle on the bezel are totally treated with Super-LumiNova. Another pragmatic element for divers is the extendable wristband framework to secure it on top of a thick jumping suit.
The sapphire precious stone caseback uncovers the METAS-endorsed Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. Exposed to eight distinct tests to procure the title of Master Chronometer, the developments have just been guaranteed by COSC: a twofold chronometer confirmation, on the off chance that you like. Beating at 25,200vph (3.5Hz) and with a 55h force hold, it includes all the exemplary Omega developments, like Co-Axial escapement and a silicon balance spring. Notwithstanding understanding profundities of 300m, the development offers hearty enemy of attractive properties fit for managing fields of up to 15,000 gauss. Enriched with Geneva waves in arabesque and darkened screws, the watch comes with a 5-year warranty.
Of the 17 Seamaster Diver 300M models in the assortment today, this must be my top pick. Lively yet rich, the white clay dial and dark bezel is a combination that you will not become burnt out on. Pressed to the gills with contemporary materials and innovation, assurance against attractive fields probably won’t be your first concern submerged until you discover that some scuba jumping gear can transmit attraction: one item, the Sharkbanz, produces an electromagnetic field to keep sharks under control and might actually meddle with a mechanical watch. Not with this Great White model however. This snappy diver, which looks extraordinary with a suit of both the wet and dry kind, would be my watch of decision for Bond’s upcoming adventure.
This model, Ref.126.96.36.199.04.001, comes with a plunging prepared dark elastic tie with brushed focal zones and a steel pin clasp. The retail cost is EUR 4,600 and the watch is accessible now in Omega stores around the world. For more data and refreshed costs in your nation, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel omegawatches.com .