During WWII, watch brand Omega supplied the Royal Air Force and other branches of the military with over 110,000 timepieces of supreme reliability. After the war ended, the brand continued to develop robust watches with an added emphasis on aesthetics. The result was the Seamaster line, Omega’s first official family of watches. Thanks to O-ring gasket technology, these new watches were even more water-resistant than their battle-worn predecessors. Meanwhile, the visual design was nothing short of timeless. Now, the legendary 1948 Seamaster is back in limited supply.
Omega’s Seamaster 70th Anniversary Collection consists of the following four models: a Central Seconds and Small Seconds in stainless steel, and a Central Seconds and Small Seconds in platinum. Powering each watch is METAS-certified Master Chronometer movement, which has undergone the industry’s most rigorous levels of testing. It can be seen through a transparent window on the commemorative caseback.
Featured on both stainless steel models are a polished bezel, polished crown, polished-brushed stainless steel buckles, and a domed dial of opaline silver. On the platinum models, you’ll find a 950 platinum case, polished bezel, opaline 950 platinum domed dial, and a polished crown embossed with a vintage brand symbol. The stainless steel variants are limited to just 1948 pieces each. Look for all four models at the nearest boutique.