In 1993, Omega announced the Seamaster Professional 300M, a new watch featuring a quartz movement or auto caliber 1109 (based on ubiquitous ETA 2892, changed for caliber 1120 soon). This watch is an idol lag, a 60-minute bezel with 12 huge notches, a 5-link steel bracelet which is a feature of the model, a helium escape valve at 10 o’clock position, a wave pattern. The fate of this watch will change forever until Goldeneye’s Pierce Brosnan becomes “Bond Watch” (even if it was wearing a quartz model of the time).
Several evolutions have been added to this watch. In the late 1990’s, a simple movement based on ETA was upgraded using the newly introduced coaxial escapement and became Caliber 2500. After that, according to the ceramic trend, we received a sophisticated ceramic bezel and showed a disappearance of polished lacquered black or blue dial – wave pattern. This was a sad decision in our book, because the wave dial was clearly part of “Bondwatch” DNA. And what do you guess? It came back!
At Baselworld 2018, I was very excited to see the return of the wave pattern of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M. We thought that this is the main visible update of this 2018 SMP, we were wrong. Although looks have not changed significantly, Omega has been well thought out, well executed, and has produced cheap new products due to technical updates.
Firstly, the case was updated in the new dimension. The new replica Omega watches Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer measures 1 millimeter. In contrast to the 41 mm measurement since the model in 1993, it is displayed with a diameter of 42 mm, but despite the fact that 42 mm remains the standard diameter of the tool watch, that option has room for debate. The rest of the design has not changed much. There are lugs with ear lobes, rugs to ears, brush case bands and bezels, 12 notches on the bezel, and well protected crowns. The helium valve is still located at 10 o’clock but it has been redesigned into a conical shape. The case is 13.5 mm high, slightly increased compared to the previous model, but again is the standard ratio of 300 m water resistant dive watch.
The copy Omega watches Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer is featured as a whole collection with various dial / strap / bracelet / material options. In addition to the classic black dial / bezel and blue dial / bezel options, Omega offers attractive gray dial / blue bezel options that are slightly different from the two versions (steel and gold). Designed steel bracelets with integrated rubber strap with astonishing brushed accents and five links and four contrasted polished lines are offered. Compared with previous models, the surface is flat, the profile is somewhat thick, mainly highly executable.
As you move to the surface of the copy Omega watches Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer, you can see that the bezel insert is also updated. It is made of ceramic that is still polished, the scale is slightly different (mainly for the first 15 minutes), the numbers are no longer carved, filled with white enamel (or Ceragold in the case of a two tone model) and become a flat surface . This choice was derived from the need to give longer lasting whiteness and improve durability.
The main visual update, of course, will be displayed on the dial. Again, Seamaster Diver 300M in 2018 is well known, but since the whole dial is actually different, we do not mention the design revolution. First of all, it is made of ceramic.