19Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Mar 27, 2014
Omega Seamaster 300
This is the watch we’ve all been waiting for since Omega started to tease us via their Facebook page. We already did a guess some time ago (here), but now we finally get the chance to try the watch and see it in the flesh.
Based on the original Seamaster 300 CK2913 from 1957, Omega introduces the new Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial in a number of different flavours. The name Master Co-Axial – as this confused a number of people – is referring to the anti-magnetic movement. Omega introduces 69 new watches with 8 different calibers that will carry an anti-magnetic movement based on the > 15,000 gauss movement they introduced in the Seamaster Aqua Terra last year.
This Seamaster 300 has a caliber 8400 movement (8401 for the one with the red gold rotor) inside. This is one of the 8 new calibers that Omega is using from now on.
As you already could see on the teasers and in our previous article, the dial of the new Seamaster has a layered-effect that people also refer to as being a sandwich dial but that is not the correct association. The hour markers are lasered and then filled with Super Luminiova. This Super Luminova has a yellow-ish patina like color that really suits the watch and gives it that CK2913 look. The ceramic bezel with LiquidMetal diving scale also corresponds with the original bezel on the 1957 Seamaster 300, appareance-wise that is. The new technology makes the new bezel practically indestructible. The broad arrow hands are also filled with matching coloured Super Luminova.
Black ceramic is also the material Omega used for the Seamaster 300 dial. It contains a sand-blasted finish to get the ‘vintage’ appearance.
The Seamaster 300 comes in 6 different versions. Steel, titanium, bi-color in steel/gold and titanium/gold, gold and platinum. The stainless steel version with black dial and bezel has a 5000 Euro price tag and the titanium version with blue bezel and dial has a 6000 Euro price tag. We feel this is a competitive price, offering a lot of watch for the buck (Euro).
The gold models contain the Omega Ceragold technology for the bezel. This technology allows the growth and bonding of 18 carat gold in ceramic.
All models have a bracelet with polished center link and with a patented rack-and-pusher clasp. Finally Omega managed to produce an easy-to-use resizable clasp with 6 different positions. You will only need to open the clasp and press the ‘push’ button and slide the inner clasp to the desired fit.
We are confident that this new Seamaster 300 is a winner and can’t wait to give it a spin for an in-depth review. More information can be found on the Omega website.