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Be­tween 1940 and 1945, Omega de­liv­ered more than 110,000 time­pieces to the Bri­tish Min­istry of De­fence (MoD) for use within the Royal Air Force and its other branches. Launched in 1948, the Sea­mas­ter line was Omega’s first fam­ily of watches. The beau­ti­fully de­signed time­pieces which were given greater wa­ter­re­sis­tance than their mil­i­tary coun­ter­parts by Omega’s novel use of the O-ring gas­ket tech­nol­ogy, will go on to be­come uni­ver­sally recog­nised and re­spected. In 2018, the 70th an­niver­sary of the Sea­mas­ter, Omega is pay­ing trib­ute to these ex­cep­tional time­pieces by re­leas­ing two lim­ited edi­tion mod­els in the spirit of the 1948 clas­sics. Though both watches stay true to the orig­i­nal post-war de­sign, the Sea­mas­ter 1948 Small Sec­onds and the Sea­mas­ter 1948 Cen­tral Sec­ond are pow­ered by cal­i­bres which are very much a prod­uct of the 21st cen­tury. Driven by Mas­ter Chronome­ter move­ments 8804 and 8806 re­spec­tively, these watches have been bat­tletested at the watch in­dus­try’s high­est level. Both watches are beau­ti­fully pre­sented in their own spe­cial col­lec­tor’s box, made of soft brown leather. In each box, the watch is kept up­right but eas­ily move­able thanks to a mag­netic floor, while a spare NATO strap in the orig­i­nal Ad­mi­ralty grey colour, leather strap and strap chang­ing tool are also in­cluded. Each model is lim­ited to 1,948 pieces.

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