Fictional spy of the paperback novel and silver screen James Bond has worn many different watches during his tenure as the world’s greatest secret agent, but none are so obviously linked to In Fleming’s mysterious action hero as the Omega Seamaster. Having sported one in films since the early nineties, the character has skyrocketed the model to one of the most recognisable on the market.
And though the DNA of the model has stayed the same for decades, Omega continues to update and upgrade the range, not just in keeping with trends, but helping to set them.
Fusing craftsmanship, performance, and innovation to superb effect, Omega’s latest Seamaster Diver 300m range continues to evolve. Recently, the brand introduced six new 44mm chronographs into the legendary family. Each one delivers a streamlined design by way of a modified dial face, which hosts two chronograph subdials and a date window at 6 o’clock. The new Seamaster chronographs are also the first to feature ceramic pushers for a sleek and subtle touch. The result is an extraordinary sense of balance, with the top-shelf performance to match.
Included in Omega’s new range is a chronograph in new Sedna Gold: an alluring alloy of gold (at least 75 per cent), copper and palladium which gives a reddish hue that is said to be particularly long-lasting. Rife with eye-catching identity, it hosts a dark laser-ablated bezel and golden-ringed subdials.
At 12 o’clock is a single dot of white Super-LumiNova, providing the perfect touch of contrast. Along similar lines, the steel, gold and ceramic model deftly interweaves colour and material. And for those who love the classic combination of blue on steel, Omega definitely has you covered in that department.
The addition of ceramic (as opposed to steel) pushers is also a nice touch.
Each new model runs on Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9901. To see this brilliant movement in action, one can peer through the window of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass on the caseback. Sealing the deal is either a black rubber strap or steel bracelet, depending on the model. Modern by design and water resistant to 30 bar, each new chronograph is a master of the sea, indeed.