Baselworld 2018 New Best Swiss Quality Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Co Axial Master Chronometer Watch
With this version of the New 2018 Omega Seamaster 300M, Omega brings the advantages of a METAS (Swiss Institute Of Metrology) certified movement to the Omega Seamaster family. As James Stacey reported earlier this week, there have been a number of design and movement upgrades and updates and the result is a watch with a very strong visual identity, as well as a movement that arguably represents some of the most interesting horological engineering being done anywhere in Switzerland (or the world, for that matter).
The new Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Co Axial Master Chronometer Watch now includes a new version of the ceramic bezel as well as a ceramic dial, which is laser-engraved with the well-known wave motif; on this particular model, which is the basic steel version with rubber, steel or nato strap, the numerals on the bezel are filled with white enamel. From a technical perspective, there are of course significant advantages to ceramic as a material for the bezel of a diver’s watch – the material won’t fade and it’s for all intents and purposes scratch-proof. Obviously none of us worry about scratching our watch dials (if you do happen to do that you probably have other, bigger problems from a case-integrity standpoint) but the colorfastness of ceramic is certainly a plus for that application as well.
Turning the watch over reveals a wave-patterned edge on the caseback, as well as sapphire crystal, through which you can see the Swiss Grade clone Cal. 8800 movement (most closely resembles the original, highly detailed).