My first buy was that the CrPO in Ti, which I did not quite bond with due to several “minor” flaws as for instance the pearl sitting to low, the apparent rep caseback, the crown not being great at all, and the bezel being to light-blue in contrast with gen etc.. I did not like the Ti, it felt cheap and also the properties of this metall created the watch look a little dull imho.So I offered it, and moved after my next purchase. I was into buying a sub-c for a while and was close to ordering the BP one, and also contacting both TC and BK, but I never moved in so to say, as its tough for me to wear a Rolex. After a lot of going back and forth and taking a look at the gens in the AD, I eventually decided to select the SMP-c. Super and ultra-fast transport by Joshua from PC. Really great dealing with him, so I recommend him 100 %. So I got this morning, and what a wonder it is. Trust me once I say this with me being too much of a nitpicker and all; it ought to possess the titel of a super-rep, as almost everything on it absolutely spot. Beginning with the bezel: it isn’t engraved, though it feels and looks like it. It is not printed either, however is, as someone suggested, numbers carved out and stuffed with some kind of material. The bezel is ceramic or at least ceramic-like, I think, and has different nuances of charcoal black/grey based on how light reflects on it.The click mechanism of the bezel feels strong and as a gen, something my CrPO didn’t have. The clicking is smooth and beautifully crafted by BP.Crown is strong and not “loose” such as the PO and feels really, really good when twisting it.
For 2015, Omega releases a new version of their Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph with another model in celebration of their sponsorship of the America’s Cup ETNZ team (Emirates Team New Zealand). A revised version of an existing model, this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ has a refreshed dial that is a bit more “nautical,” a titanium case, and a new rubber strap which has black on the outside and red on the inside. All the black/gray tones along with red are in honor of the ETNZ racing yacht colors.
In 2013, aBlogtoWatch joined Omega in San Francisco to hear more about their partnership with ETNZ in anticipation of that year’s America’s Cup, where I went hands-on with that year’s Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ Limited Edition Omega Seamaster 300m 2264.50 Replica (which I really liked). Actually, it does not appear as though this 2015 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ watch is a limited edition – even though it is technically a continuation of the earlier model series.
While I love Omega’s dive watches, the Seamaster collection is admittedly a bit crowded, so getting the naming conventions correct is an art. As you likely know, the Seamaster 300M family is totally different than the Omega Seamaster 300 Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Chronograph Replica family. What a difference an “M” makes… Omega also sometimes throws in “Diver” to the name – you know, just to keep things interesting. In any event, the appeal of the various Omega Seamaster watches is very different whether you are looking at a 300M or a Planet Ocean.
This Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ comes in a 44mm-wide grade 5 titanium case (I am not totally sure if this is the first, but I don’t recall previous cases like this in titanium – at least not grade 5). In addition to the titanium case, the dial of this specific Seamaster ETNZ Omega Seamaster 300m Automatic Price Replica is in grade 5 titanium which is sandblasted, making for a very legible outcome. While we don’t right now have pictures of the actual watch, we did see it hands-on with Omega at Baselworld 2015, so we can attest to the fact that the dial looks very nice.
Speaking of the dial, you can see that Omega wanted to push the envelope, making its professional dive Omega Seamaster 300m Nato Strap Replica series look a bit more like a yacht racing regatta timer. While the chronograph still operates normally, there is a special (and quite ingenious) “regatta-style” hand on the chronograph minutes counter that runs over an outer track to allow for the 5-minute countdown before the start, as well as a compass-style design to the chronograph’s 12-hour counter. With a focus on functionality, we applaud that even the subdial hands are applied with luminant.
The rotating diver-style bezel has a matte black ceramic insert, and you’ll notice the “two-tone” colors for the chronograph pushers which are again meant to evoke the colors of Emirates Team New Zealand. Only the rear of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ watch will, however, say anything about the partnership, where an ETNZ logo will be engraved.
Water resistant to 300 meters, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M also has a manual helium release valve crown on the left-side of the case which is still there these days, mostly for style and fun, since an extremely small number of people actually use this feature. We nevertheless love the Seamaster Diver 300M watches for their durable construction and tool-watch performance, but also their sporty fun looks which include a lot of color. Omega further offers a new type of rubber strap, produced in a high-grade material that is made with a textured black strip on the top and a red strip on the bottom.
Inside the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ is the Omega caliber 3300, which is a great mid-range luxury movement featuring some in-house made elements, so it includes some parts in silicon as well as a co-axial escapement and a column wheel for the chronograph. The automatic movement is also used in other popular Omega watches such as the still new Speedmaster Mark II. This reference 188.8.131.52.99.001 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ Omega Seamaster 300m Watchuseek Replica is not part of a limited edition and is a priced at $7,800. It should be available now. omegawatches.com