SEAMASTER 1948 LIMITED EDITION
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.