This year, Omega appeared to have embarked on a theme of colour – loads of it. A few weeks ago, we looked at their new colourful Speedmasters, this time we are looking at a singular piece that has been given a further splash of colour. The Seamaster 300M is a watch that became synonymous with secret British MI6 007 agent, James Bond films. I fondly remember first seeing the Diver 300 on the wrist of the then James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan, in Golden Eye. When friend turned foe, actor Sean Bean, who plays Alec Trevelyan asks for his watch and notices the fact James’ watch is the newer version to his in the closing scenes.
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 and ignited the brand’s long-standing partnership with James Bond. This new Seamaster Diver 300M features a 42mm stainless-steel case, with a green dial and bezel.
The iconic diving bezel, which is now made from ceramic with the diving scale in Grand-Feu white enamel – of course for durability reasons – has a rich green backdrop. The dial is also made from polished green ceramic. Most notably, Omega has reintroduced the wavy pattern, which has been laser-engraved, a trait that was a popular feature of the original design. All indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova and to keep track of the days, the date window is displayed at 6 o’clock. The hours and minutes are recorded by the subtly reshaped skeleton hands.
One of the Diver 300M’s most often talked about details has been its helium escape valve and this new Seamaster features an escape valve with a conical shape, which has been patented by Omega with an ingenious technology that allows it to be operated underwater.
Turning the watch over reveals a wave-patterned edge on the caseback, as well as sapphire crystal, through which you can see the METAS-approved movement. In-keeping with Omega’s new calibre approval process, each new Diver 300M has been given a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, which of course instantly improves the precision, performance, and magnetic resistance of the Diver 300M.
This new Seamaster 300M is fixed to the wrist via the traditional iconic steel bracelet or an integrated green rubber strap. The metal bracelet features a new ergonomic design and has been closely integrated to the case. The bracelet also includes Omega’s patented extendable fold-over rack-and-pusher with a helpful diver extension.
This new green dial Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m is available as mentioned on a rubber or steel bracelet and will retail for £4,840 (£4,550 on rubber). For more information on this new piece, visit omegawatches.com.