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