Doesn’t seem that long ago I was glued to the television watching the Japan Olympics and to be honest it wasn’t. As you know likely know, the Japan 2020 Olympics took place in 2021 and so that means that the 2024 Paris Olympics is closely approaching. While the Speedmaster has made quite the impression over the years, I think it is important to note that Omega are quite well-known for the dive watch endeavours. Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. During that time, the company has been proud to record the feats of the world’s greatest athletes and timed many of the most famous sporting moments in history. Paris Olympics will mark the company’s 31st occasion in the role.
Since 1993, the Seamaster Professional Diver 300M has enjoyed quite the following, perhaps even more so than the revered Speedmaster. Loved for its design and ocean technology, the original timepiece signalled Omega’s triumphant return to the world of diving watches. As the Official Timekeeper of the 2024 Paris Olympics, Omega have decided to celebrate this occasion exactly one year till the Olympics games, with the introduction of the Seamaster Diver 300M “Paris 2024” Special Edition. Featuring a 42 mm case crafted from stainless steel and includes a 18ct Moonshine™ Gold bezel ring with a 60-minute diving scale which features that has been laser-structured in positive relief – giving this new Seamaster a rather unique look.
This new Seamaster Diver 300M “Paris 2024” Special Edition features a white ceramic [ZrO2] dial that has been laser-engraved with waves along with rhodium-plated indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova. As a special tribute to Paris 2024, on the date display at 6 o’clock, Omega has cleverly used the Paris 2024 typography to inscribe the numbers in black, while the central seconds hand carries a small yet visible Paris 2024 emblem. The dial features gold applied indices, which have been filled with Super-LumiNova.
Like all the new Seamaster 300M, the helium valve has been given a conical shape, which is patented by Omega with an ingenious technology that allows it to be operated underwater. Turning the watch over reveals an inlayed 18K Moonshine™ Gold medallion, featuring the distinctive element of the Paris 2024 emblem, polished against a laser-ablated background. This is perfectly complemented by the stamped words “Paris 2024″ and the iconic Olympic Rings in stainless steel, which are polished on a frosted structure, to complete the Paris 2024 emblem.
Omega’s patented NAIAD LOCK system keeps all the engravings in perfect alignment, while behind the caseback sits the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800. This powerful movement and the entire watch have passed the 8 tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), guaranteeing the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
Finally, each model is presented on a traditional iconic polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet that features Omega’s new patented Quick-Change System, meaning the wearer can easily switch it for something more personal – such as a Quick-Change rubber strap in either blue, white or red – or even a dedicated Paris 2024 NATO Strap.
The new Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m “Paris 2024” Special Edition is available as mentioned in stainless steel and 18ct Moonshine™ Gold, which is presented in a special white presentation box. These will retail for £8,000 and will be available to purchase from the Omega boutiques in the host city of Paris. For more information on this new Seamaster, visit omegawatches.com.