The Seamaster Pro 300 is a luxurious, superbly detailed and, yet, amazingly powerful, perfectly sized gentlemen’s timepiece. The manual helium escape valve and rotating bezel came when providing life-saving gadgetry.The Seamaster 300 Pro would go to feature prominently at the subsequent four James Bond movies; Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World isn’t Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002) along with Casino Royale (2006). It also did not do any injury to the desirability of the Omega Seamaster 300m Blue Rubber Strap Replica to be featured in one of the best third person shooter games: Goldeneye on Nintendo 64 out of 1997. . And, I love I have not said the Roger Moore era Seikos however they sold so many it’s hard to understand if their addition made a difference.To make a genuine classic, in an over-bloated market industry, a watch must stand out from the crowd and offer authentic desirability on its merits.Four moves have been used within the Seamaster Pro 300, highlighting its versatility and long lasting appeal as Omega has introduced the Chronometer and genuinely superb Co-Axial movement into the range.The present model in the catalog houses the brilliant Co-Axial escapement made by English Horological Genius Sir George Daniels. Daniels spent almost 20 years perfecting his new escapement that radically reduces friction and, thus, the necessity to service the watch. Truth is enhanced and service intervals are increased from a few years normally to ten years.As mentioned before, the Seamaster Pro 300 is very comfortable on the wrist, particularly in contrast to other professionally spec’d diver’s watches on the market.Omega Dial.The sword sword palms are exceptional about the Seamaster Pro array.
In 1969 Omega introduced the Speedmaster Mark (Mk) II as an updated version of the outgoing Speedmaster. It happened to be in the same year that Omega also had a few of its older generation Speedmasters make their way to the moon in the NASA Apollo 11 mission, but that of course is another story. With a newly formed case that would become an iconic symbol of the brand as well as the era, the Omega Speedmaster Mark II will be re-introduced by Omega this year in 2014 with a modern movement but a design that is very true to the original. We even have the price below – which is lucky given how early this is being announced.
As a pre-Baselworld 2014 release, Omega has given aBlogtoWatch a glimpse of the upcoming “mid-range” priced Omega Speedmaster Mark II models that will arrive in at least two forms. Those with a love of the more colorful Speedmasters will enjoy the Omega Speedmaster Mark II with a red/orange and gray dial that is an homage to the vintage ref. 145.014 Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II. There is also a more monochromatic version in black and white accented with the green of luminant.
In fact luminant is a big part of the design. The original models had tachymeter scales printed on the inside of the crystal. It isn’t totally clear if the new models have scales on the precise reverse of the sapphire crystal or if there is some space between, but they are raised up a bit from the dial. However, the aluminum scales for the tachymeter ring are filled with a lot of SuperLumiNova to allow for bright illumination of the tachymeter scale. This is admittedly very cool, and the next step is to actually get people to use their tachymeter scales.
Omega has not yet announced the precise size of the Omega Speedmaster Mark II case. I have a feeling it will be at least 42-44mm wide. There is a good chance the 2014 models will be the same size as the original which was about 42mm wide – a great size for 1970s as well as today. The case is water resistant to 100 meters and done in brushed steel with a finish that warmly emulates the originals. They come with a matching bracelet that should make original Mk II owners proud. Those that know these models are aware of how comfortable they are and how good they look on the wrist. If there was ever an Omega that really lived up the “Professional” part of the Speedmaster name it was the Mark II.