From new exclusive designs, upgrades and materials, here’s a little spoiler on what you can expect to see from Omega in the year ahead.
The Seamaster 300
Created in 1957, the Seamaster 300 is one of the iconic models for underwater timepieces. Not only is it a true dive watch that has endured the test of time throughout the past 60 years, but the Seamster 300 is amongst one of the most iconic timepieces in modern cinema. The updated Seamaster 300 is thinner and more enduring than ever, thanks to the new sapphire glass and oxalic, anodised-treated aluminium for increased hardness. The dial makes use of the sandwich concept, with two layers featuring a vintage Super-LumiNova base overlaid with a second plate for recessed hour markers and numerals openwork—a nod to the vintage Arabic open style from the 1960s design. Despite a brand new Master Chronometer upgrade, fans will also enjoy other vintage tributes — because what is a novelty if not heritage persevered?
Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold
Aside from the classic Seamaster 300, this year’s collection will also include an exclusive 41 mm bronze gold model with an oxidised bronze dial and an opaline finish. The bronze alloy used for the entire case and buckle of the Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold is constructed of 37.5% gold, hallmarked as 9K, along with palladium and silver. The result is a distinct colour that sits between the brand’s popular 18K Moonshine™ and 18K Sedna™ gold. Bronze is a material that’s always been linked to the tradition of nautical exploration, where they are used for applications including boat propellers and diving helmets. Historically, bronze was a significant ancient Greek alloy—Corinthian bronze—made from blending gold or silver with copper. The revival of this classics reference is thus an apt echo to the brand’s Greek-inspired name.
The Constellation Small Seconds
Launched in 1952, the Constellation is amongst one of Omega’s iconic models. The timepiece’s claws and half-moon facets, first introduced in 1982, has since become one of the brand’s most recognised designs. Now in 2021, the new Small Seconds models will be joining the collection with impressive new details on a new 34 mm body.
The timepieces will be available in a choice of 18K Sedna™ gold, stainless steel, and a combination of both. The Constellation Small Seconds is enhanced with a circle of 38 full-cut diamonds and engraved Roman Numerals for a more elegant look. While some of the Small Seconds will come with colourful leather straps to match the dials, the full metal timepieces will be set on the Constellation’s classic mono-rang bracelets with brushed links, polished central bars and butterfly clasp.
The De Ville Trésor Power Reserve
Perfect for those looking for a simple yet refined gents’ timepieces, Omega’s Trésor offers a sleek design with a meticulous level of precision to match. For this year’s novelties collection, the full De Ville Trésor Power Reserve collection will come in a variety of 40 mm models with a broad selection of neat colour and material choices: think stainless steel models with domed silver crystal dial or burgundy lacquered dial paired with a matching leather strap. One can expect to see polished cases and bezels in either 18K yellow gold or 18K Sedna™ gold with sapphire crystal on both sides of the body.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black
First released in 1993, the Diver 300M series is taking a dark twist with the latest addition in true black to reflect the deep crevices of the ocean. This new 43.5 mm model in black ceramic (ZrO2) makes use of the material’s versatility to form contrasting shades of black. Yet form does not override function here, as the timepiece’s original design and functions required for a dive watch remains. Perhaps even more enhanced, the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black comes with a dial that is easy to read at all hours and even in the dark, thanks to the black PVD indexes and the anthracite Super-LumiNova in the diving scale, which automatically turns dark-grey in daylight.
Staying true to the blackest black concept, the watch comes with an integrated black rubber strap and a polished-brushed black ceramic buckle. With the devil being in the details, even the crown and the helium escape valve are crafted from black ceramic to maintain the Diver’s dark aesthetic.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch Velcro Straps
In this continuation of its legacy, the Speedmaster Moonwatch chronograph has been updated for the best precision and performance. That being said, the timepiece will retain some of the most iconic 4th generation details in a nod to the historical moment when it was worn during NASA’s missions to the moon.
Additionally, to celebrate its shared history with the American space agency, Omega has revealed a new range of Velcro® straps featuring astronaut-friendly fixtures and NASA’s iconic planet-shaped insignia. The three 20 mm straps come in black, blue and silver that gives a nod to the mid-20th century space-age aesthetic.
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