The Omega Seamaster 300 has long been a favourite for both serious divers and serious dive watch collectors. The Seamaster 300 was first released in 1957 as a part of the ‘Professional Trilogy’ alongside the iconic Speedmaster and Railmaster. With a rotating bezel and 200-meter water resistance (a limit of testing equipment, according to Omega) the Seamaster 300 was Omega’s answer to the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms. Omega Updated the SM300 in 1964 reference numbers 165.024 (no date) and 166.024 (with date), Increasing the case size to 42mm and including a Large Ceramic Bezel with Luminous minute markers all the way around unlike their competitors. This New Seamaster 300 was a hit not only with civilian divers but with the British Royal Navy.
Earlier this year we saw the release of the new SM 300, taking stronger aesthetic inspiration from the original while introducing a brand new Case Material of Bronze Gold. The new Seamaster 300 is without question a handsome piece, with the classical sandwich dial and broad arrow hands but what else can it offer to compete.
Featuring a 41mm case the New Sm300 is available in Stainless Steel, Bronze Gold, Yellow Gold and Platinum. The last two options feature mesmerizing precious stone dials.The Stainless steel Options are available in both Black and Blue with a oxalic anodized aluminium bezel while the precious metal models feature a ceramic Bezel. The watch is powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8913, certified at the industry’s highest standard by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The automatic movement has a power reserve of 60 hours and is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. For context the Rolex milgauss is resistant to 1000 gauss.
One of the real standouts of the new line is the Bronze Gold Variation. Available on a Brown leather strap this model comes with a Bronze Sandwich dial and Brown Ceramic bezel. All to complement the Bronze Gold case, A new patent-pending alloy of 37.5% Gold and 50% Bronze as well as palladium and silver. it offers incomparable corrosion resistance without verdigris-oxidation, and will therefore age slowly and build a one of a kind patina over time.
The Omega Seamaster comes in with a thickness of 13.85mm and a lug width of 21mm. It features a domed Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback, showcasing the Geneva waves finishing of the movement. For those that are looking for a vintage style diving watch, with all the advantages of modern watchmaking the Seamaster 300 is a very attractive choice. Available now in Omega Boutiques.