From left to right: Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300; Omega Seamaster Professional GMT 300; Omega Seamaster 300. Then two years ago I purchased Omega Seamaster Professional 300, my second dive watch (but also have blue dialup, which can be unique in the entire world filled with black and white dial). It is my traveling watch due to the GMT complication, the weight is perfect on my rather small wrist and the transparent case back is magnificent to admire.Despite my love for my own Tag and Omega, the true classic in my group is JLC Reverso I purchased last year. It does not have date purpose (making it less flexible for daily work), the seconds hand is little and it comes with leather strap (as a dress watch should be).Last season in Baselworld 2014 Omega announce a reissue variant of its original Seamaster lineup in 1957, arguably the very best dive watch in the age (along with Rolex Submariner). As a classic, it does not have date function or some other complication at all which I believe is perfect design for a homage edition. It’s supposed to seem like a watch divers use from the ’60. Many watch enthusiast didn’t like the artificial patina on the hour mark, but I personally love it! Before Omega use this type of lume, JLC use it in their own Memovox line and Panerai too. It makes the watch appears older than it actually is, but it doesn’t match the polished middle link bracelet.The dial is sandblasted and the bezel is made of ceramic, and this will make the watch aged well. It won’t require bezel replacement until you perish, and like any top quality watch, you can expect it to run in the next 57 years with maintenance (if the 1957 Seamaster remains ticking now, it is approximately 58 years old today). That will make the watch work perfectly in 2072 (I don’t think I will be residing at the time).
Here in San Francisco, Omega watches has just announced a new limited edition watch to celebrate their continued relationship with the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) for the 2013 edition of the America’s Cup boat race. We are here on-scene at the ETNZ local HQ days before the preliminary Louis Vuitton Cup races that will lead up to the America’s Cup in September 2013. The wild thing about this America’s Cup is just how insane it is – price wise. Oracle leader Larry Ellison has been the biggest US proponent of the race and has made it so expensive only three teams will compete this time around. At least one expert has estimated that Ellison poured about $250 million into Team Oracle for the upcoming boat race.
With an entry level price to produce a racing yacht of over 100 millions dollars, it is a feat for the ultra-wealthy. Countries and corporations work together to produce the team and boat for the nations that participate. Omega is among the supporting companies that helps the extremely tall catamarans race each other as they glide over the water trying to beat each other out. The new boat can apparently reach speeds of 50 knots. New Zealand is a long standing underdog who has some well-deserved victories under their belt. This year they also get a new Omega watch. Limited to 2,013 watches, the new timepiece is also a fantastic mid-ranged Omega chronograph.
Produced as part of the 44mm wide Omega Seamaster 300M case collection, the steel watch is fantastically sized with its classic Seamaster looks that brought the famous family into the modern era. A blue three-hand Omega Seamaster 300M was the James Bond watch for a while. Several years ago Omega decided that this watch would also serve as their boating chronograph (regatta timer). Omega designed the minutes sub dial counter to easily count out the important minutes before a race. Those classic Omega Seamaster-style hands read true against the matte black dial, as the chronograph sub dials are slightly recessed. Red and black are the dominant colors of the watch, coincidently being not only strong Omega colors, but also the colors of the ETNZ team boats.
On the rear of the case is an engraving of the ETNZ team logo and a mark that the Omega Seamaster 300m Ladies Watch Review Replica is to help celebrate the 34th anniversary of the games. Omega has been an American’s Cup team sponsor since the mid 1990s. How do the Swiss at Omega get along with the Kiwis on the team? Rather well it seems. You can tell that ETNZ genuinely appreciates Omega’s support and long-term dedication. Omega CEO speaks with pride and awe when discussing the achievements of the team’s engineers as well as the scale of the ships and the hard work of the sailors.