It always turns to a somewhat abstract exercise to ask what comparable choices might be to some specific watch. That is because watches have so many facets to consider that folks are able to see the same Omega Seamaster 300m Electric Blue Replica in various ways and appreciate unique things about it. An alternative concerning style? Cost? And for something such as the Seamaster 300M Co-Axial… well, there are a lot of dive watches on the market. With that noted, below are some suggestions that share a number of those Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial’s attractive attributes. For reference, and to help in comparing it to its own alternatives, we will note here that the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial retails for $4,400. To begin with, I believe it is noteworthy that Omega’s entry-level mechanical watch is within $100 of all Panerai’s one-piece piece that people linked to above. To me, that puts the brands really much side by side in certain sense. Panerai’s “Base Logo” watch comes with 300 meters of water resistance, a premium quality construction, a hand-wound ETA 6497 motion, and the cool personality and background that’s Panerai for US$4,500. While the Omega seems like a bit better value having a more interesting set of features and technologies, choosing between the two would likely come down to a psychological decision anyway – which is exactly what Panerai is banking, at least.A much more expensive option that does not so much visually resemble the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial is the IWC Aquatimer. This occurred to me as at the same company because it is a similarly robust, 300M dive watch with a historic and respected name on its dial, available at a similar size in 42mm, an uncompromisingly modern design, and an ETA motion for US$6,750 on steel bracelet ($5,750 to a rubberized strap) — however that bold pricing makes the Aquatimer’s comparable bracelet version over 50 percent more expensive than the Seamaster 300M.
To commemorate the start of the 365-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Omega has unveiled two special countdown clocks in Seoul and New York, along with the new limited-edition Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics watch. The 2016 Olympics in Rio got the Omega Seamaster 300m Rio 2016 limited edition watch, and Omega has now shifted focus to their more upmarket Planet Ocean line of watches, offering the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch in a new blue and red colorway, paying a tribute to the flag of South Korea.
The Planet Ocean line of watches from Omega comprises some visually striking and technically innovative dive watches, and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics feels right at home in this respect. To start with, the watch comes in a familiar 43.5mm stainless steel case which is water-resistant to a healthy 600 meters and also features a manually operated helium escape valve at 10 o’clock. Although the helium escape valve is not a function which watch wearers would use often, this vestige remains.
The dial on the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Omega Seamaster 300m Gold Replica has been rendered beautifully in polished blue ceramic (that’s what the “ZrO2” on the dial refers to), which together with subtle hints of red in a few instances resonates with the Olympic theme of this watch, and representing the colors of the host country’s flag. The hour markers are presented in the form of applied rhodium-plated indexes with Arabic numerals at 12, 9, and 6, and being a serious dive watch, the indexes along with the entire handset have been applied generously with Super-LumiNova. In theory, it’ll look as cool as the lume on the Ploprof that our David Bredan reviewed here.
The unidirectional rotating bezel features a blend of ceramic and rubber, and the entire diving scale including the lume dot at 12 have been presented in Omega’s Liquidmetal. Powering the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Omega Seamaster 300m Wrist Shot Replica is Omega’s METAS-certified Co-axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. This movement operates at a frequency of 3.5Hz, offers a power reserve of 60 hours, and is the same movement which made its debut in the Omega Globemaster. The movement is well finished, and can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back, which has the words “PLANET OCEAN” and “LIMITED EDITION” engraved in blue along with the words “PyeongChang 2018” and the Olympic Winter Games logo embossed on the crystal itself.
Omega is going to produce 2,018 pieces, with each delivered in a special presentation box. The watch will be on a blue structured rubber strap with blue-red rubber lining but also include an extra stainless steel bracelet. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” Olympics watch will be priced at CHF 6,400, about a CHF 1,000 premium over the standard model. omegawatches.com