Omega Dive Watches
Easily one of the strongest new high-end wristwatch product offerings for 2018 is Omega’s updated Seamaster Diver 300M. Originally launched during the Jean-Claude Biver-era of Omega in 1993, the Seamaster is today a truly iconic model for Swis Omega Diver Watches. At the time in the early 1900s it was meant to reassert Omega’s relevance but also distinctive design ethos. In fact, the Seamaster 300M was supposed to NOT look like the Rolex Submariner – which at the time dozens and dozens of watches did indeed look like.
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world as well as sailing’s toughest team challenge. The 2017-18 edition will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark host cities.
Swiss Omega is marking the 25th anniversary of its Seamaster Professional Diver 300M by releasing 14 new models of the classic timepiece, six in stainless steel and eight in a mix of stainless steel and gold. The new models were unveiled at Baselworld 2018.
First released in 1993, the Omega Diver 300M Watch has had a loyal following and started Omega’s long-standing partnership with James Bond. For the most recent release, the watch received a complete makeover inside and out.
According to where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployment clasp with a divers’ extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add enough length in those instances.
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Name-brand watches can be tough to find at competitive prices. While swiss brand Rolex watches might be the most talked about wrist wear in the country, finding a timepiece with an established brand that is a good value is a tough task.
It goes without saying the fact that the darkness seems to fascinate Omega very much. Following the release of Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, high quality Omega has gone further (and deeper) with its next offering: Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black that, as the name suggests, pays tribute to the deep ocean.
The 45.5 mm Deep Black is what happens when you combine GMT and diving watches into one. The watch features a new GMT ring on the dial and a diving scale on the ceramic bezel.
It goes without saying the fact that a dive watch is the most conspicuous timepiece you can own, and the most hard-wearing: designed to shrug off the toughest life can throw at it, and look bloody marvellous while doing so.
Last year, the German Historical Diving Society held its ninth annual meeting in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, with participants from all over the world. Some of them worked at Comex, others have a military background, and most of them are collectors of vintage dive gear – but above all, they all share a unique passion and dedication to document and preserve the history of diving.