OMEGA unveils new Summer Blue Sea Master watches

Omega has just presented to part of the watch press in the idyllic setting of Mykonos in Greece, this brand new Summer Blue collection which pays tribute in seven models (eleven references), to the famous Seamaster born 75 years ago, in 1957 , and its tightness. Focus on this Seamaster 300 Summer Blue.

Launched in 1957 as part of Omega’s “professional” trilogy (along with the Speedmaster and the Railmaster), the original Seamaster 300 offered an ultra-readable display and water resistance to 300 meters guaranteed by the “Naiad” star added to the logo on the crown.

More than half a century later, in 2014, the Seamaster 300 made its comeback in a slightly revised version, but overall remaining very faithful to the original model. Since then, many editions and references have emerged, including a “James Bond” model.

Today, the Seamaster 300 is one of eleven models presented a few days ago in Greece as part of the launch of the Seamaster Summer Blue collection. A collection whose particularity is to display blue dials and only blue dials.

Dials that naturally evoke the marine world and above all, the legendary water resistance of Omega watches, a pioneering brand in this field with Blancpain and Rolex of course.

This new reference features a symmetrical case and a 41 mm polished and satin-brushed steel crown. Its unidirectional bezel is in blue ceramic. As its name suggests (Seamaster 300), it can go down to 300 meters below sea level (most divers don’t go deeper than 60 meters, so you have some leeway).

Its varnished Summer Blue dial (the constant of this new collection with a few variations of tones depending on the model) reflects this level of water resistance. The color code of this model continues on the rhodium-plated hands, hollow indexes and openworked numerals, all coated in light blue Superluminova.

Only the minute hand glows with green Superluminova in the dark to distinguish it from the others. As for the “Lollipop” second hand, it also serves as a running indicator, as it should on a diver worthy of the name.

This new version features the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8912, which is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The latter is not visible in this version given the full engraved case back.

In the 1950s, Omega wanted to create a symbol that would represent the Seamaster collection as a whole.

At the time, designer Jean-Pierre Borle was inspired by a trip to Venice and the sculpted representations of Neptune’s seahorse found at either end of the city’s iconic gondolas.

Each watch detailed above therefore features a commemorative case back adorned with the Seamaster logo, representing Poseidon armed with a trident and accompanied by two seahorses. This diver is worn on a three-link steel bracelet.

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