GREAT OUT­DOORS

OMEGA’S SPORTY SEAMASTER HAS UN­DER­GONE A CLASSY RE­DESIGN BOTH IN­SIDE AND OUT.

The Australian - Wish Magazine - - TIMEPIECES -

The mod­ern in­car­na­tion of the Seamaster – Omega’s dis­tinc­tive diver – has been with us since 1993, which makes it 25 this year. Omega is cel­e­brat­ing the mile­stone with an up­graded take on the clas­sic. And while the watch can more than stand up on its own mer­its, the fact that its most fa­mous (al­beit fic­tional) wearer is none other than James Bond cer­tainly hasn’t hurt its wrist ap­peal over the years.

What’s changed in this lat­est ver­sion? While at first glance it doesn’t seem like too much, upon closer in­spec­tion it be­comes clear that al­most ev­ery de­tail has been rethought. The case, now 42mm, is a frac­tion larger, the ce­ramic bezel has been re­designed, and the dial (of­fered in grey, blue or black) is now ce­ramic to match.

This lat­est gen­er­a­tion also sees the re­turn of the pop­u­lar wave pat­tern, which is now laser-etched, as well as a shift of po­si­tion for the date, from three to six. The big­gest change, though, is on the in­side. The new Seamaster is pow­ered by Omega’s ex­cel­lent Master Chronome­ter cer­ti­fied Cal­i­bre 8800, which is vis­i­ble through a clear sap­phire case­back, an­other first for the model.

There’s a range of steel and two-tone mod­els on of­fer, and a newly re­designed bracelet op­tion; our pick is this grey dial on a sporty rub­ber strap, a com­bi­na­tion that cap­tures the Seamaster’s out­doorsy, all-ac­tion essence. RRP $6375

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