Omega has long been a respected member of the horological industry for its contribution to the pantheon of iconic dive watches. For its 2019 Novelties collection, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer announced no less than 10 new iterations of its popular Seamaster series. Here are 4 that, in our humble opinion, deserve the most attention.
Seamaster Aqua Terra
Sporting a laser-ablated titanium plate made to resemble the Earth, the 43 mm Aqua Terra is as much a conversation-starter as it is a horological marvel. The outer dial is a sun-brushed blue that is surrounded by popular global destinations, while the inner dial is a 24-hour hesalite crystal ring that has two different colour gradients indicating day and night. The internal Worldtimer is driven by the Master Chronometer Calibre 8938 movement.
Clad in an iridescent green, the Seamaster 300 is the picture of opulence. Its 41 mm case, facetted hands, and bezel are crafted in 18K yellow gold, along with the polished ceramic ring and Omega Ceragold diving scale. The watch’s design stretches back to 1957 and is distinguished by its unique malachite dial. The entire Seamaster 300, including its movement (Omega Co-axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8913), has been certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
Diving watches are typically considered to be heavy tool watches. Omega’s use of titanium in its dive watches is exemplified with the Seamaster Planet Ocean. This new 45.5 mm chronograph offering sports a distinctive ceramised titanium dial, along with rhodium-plated hands and indexes. Orange accents at the hand of the 3 o’clock subdial, 12 o’clock index and the tip of the central seconds hand provide the perfect amount of contrast. This theme continues with an orange ceramic bezel ring that surrounds the 45 mm case and the rings around the ceramic pushers. A 5-stripe orange, grey and white polyamide NATO strap completes the ensemble. A sapphire crystal caseback displays the METAS-certified Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900 movement for your (and others) viewing pleasure.
Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega offers a retrospective look on the Seamaster Planet Ocean, releasing a new model that reprises the classic orange look first unveiled in 2005. Encased in a 43.5 mm stainless steel case, the Planet Ocean utilises a fully-brushed and seamlessly integrated stainless steel bracelet. The original orange colour rests on a new ceramic bezel ring, while the polished white dial includes applied Arabic numerals of a matching shade. Fans of the original will no doubt appreciate subtle details like the 3 o’clock date window, rhodium-plated hands with white Super-LumiNova and an orange-tipped central seconds hand. Like its Chronograph counterpart, the Planet Ocean’s movement is METAS-certified, but uses the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 movement instead.