The vintage-inspired Omega Seamaster 300 model has received a facelift and it comes clad in an all-new case material.
Forget simply changing the colour of a dial and calling it a new name, Omega has never done things by halves and so it continues to follow its quest for new and innovative designs with the release of a new Seamaster 300 model. This time it takes inspiration from vintage diver watches crafted from bronze but adds a twist. Omega rarely makes a change to its designs without merit and in terms of the new Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold watch– credit where credit is due. The new model is simply stunning and is an update to the vintage-inspired Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial collection that was produced by Omega in 2014. It is powered by a Master Chronometer automatic movement and boasts a new dial design and bezel, encased within a very wearable 41mm diameter.
A new in-house hybrid alloy…
Omega has created an entirely new alloy for the design of the new Omega Seamaster 300 watch. By doing so, it manages to skip the bronze trend that is currently sweeping throughout the luxury watch industry and instead goes one better. Bronze Gold offers a warmer and softer patina compared to bronze and can be worn over a longer period without yielding the green oxidised effect often associated with bronze. The hybrid alloy is crafted from a mix of copper, gold, silver and palladium. The end result sits somewhere in between Omega’s blushing Sedna Gold cases and its yellow Moonshine Gold. It uses less than half the amount of gold (9k) that is used in the brand’s 18K gold models and frames an indulgent brown dial.
Aged from CuSn8 – the more traditional bronze alloy – the dial of the new Omega Seamaster 300 is yet another unique feature of the design. The Seamaster 300 models from 2014 quite cleverly preserved the identity of one of the manufacturer’s most important diving references in its entire heritage, from the year 1957. In the same vein, this new Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold watch features the unmistakable sandwich dial, the arrow-shaped hour hand, the flat shape of the links in the model’s bracelet option and a set of straight lugs. The ref: 23492412110001, however, is completed on a very classic looking brown leather strap with a matching Bronze Gold fastening.
How is the Omega Seamaster 300 evolving?
We’ve already covered that the new Seamaster 300 watch is clad in an all-new proprietary case material and tells the time on an unusual aged bronze display. Other significant elements to point out, which suggest a slight evolution to the already-popular model, are those such as the hour markers positioned at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock on the dial. These are now luminous cutaways and the second hand features a lollipop tip harkening back to the brand’s Bond series. The central links of the metal bracelet option have also been brushed for added contrast against the wrist. The dial has been given a clear and more minimalist look. Less lettering now features on the dial for a cleaner finish.
Interestingly, the new Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold watch has a slimmer bezel which manages to open up the dial further. The liquid metal bezel material is replaced by a darker ceramic bezel insert with scratch-resistant properties. Although the straight lugs have remained, they are slightly redesigned with a length reduction. Rising from a coin-edged bezel is a domed sapphire crystal glass front with anti-reflective properties. Adding texture and definition to the case is Omega’s choice to execute the Bronze Gold alloy with brushed and polished edges. Inside the 300-meter water-resistant case is the Calibre 8912 movement which belongs to the brand’s most recent METAS-certified Master Chronometer series of calibres. It can be observed through a transparent exhibition caseback crafted from the same sapphire crystal glass material. The anti-magnetic, double-barrelled calibre promises a 60-hour power reserve and offers the wearer a convenient ‘Time Travel’ quick-set adjustable hour hand feature.
The new Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold watch has launched during a very prominent time in the dive watch industry – at a point where bronze dive watches are the order of the day. Cleverly Omega bypasses conforming to the bronze craze but manages to reinvigorate one of its popular vintage-inspired dive watches with confidence, using a material that offers the charm and character of the bronze-cased watch but with an interesting twist.
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