The first Omega Seamaster 300 was originally launched in 1957 and introduced specifically for divers and professionals who worked underwater. This new model of the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is fitted with a case measuring 41 mm in diameter and is available in stainless steel, a platinum limited edition of 357 pieces, in grade 5 titanium like the one under review here, in grade 5 titanium with 18K Sedna gold, in stainless steel with 18K Sedna gold or in 18K Sedna gold.
The new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial features a sandblasted ceramic dial —that appears matte to the naked eye— with a 'faux patina' vintage look, Arabic transferred numerals, carved out Super-LumiNova markers —not a sandwich dial as many of you thought— and a smooth stainless steel bezel with a beautiful blue Liquidmetal insert. The bezel insert features a small luminous marker at 12 o'clock. Depending on lighting conditions, the bezel can almost look black. The white fonts on the dial along with the white seconds hand provide ultimate contrast and beauty.
The new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal without anti-reflective treatment that keeps the vintage DNA of this watch perfectly intact. Fitted with a robust and easy to grip winding crown, the watch is waterproof to a depth of 300 meters. While many of you might think that we pulled out the crown for the pictures, that is not the case. The big gap between the case band and the crown tube is just part of the design of this watch. While typically winding crowns are flushed against the case band when pushed in, the Seamaster 300 has a totally different construction.
The beating heart inside this watch is the new automatic Master Co-Axial calibre 8400/8401. This new movement not only features the same accuracy, precision and reliability as all other Co-Axial Omega calibres, but its also anti-magnetic, resisting magnetic fields in excess of 15,000 gauss. The calibre is fully visible via the display case back.
The bracelet, is very well constructed but is not our favorite because of its high polished center links making it less of a 'tool watch'. One easy fix would be to get them satin brushed finished after purchasing the watch and then the problem is solved. One huge plus about this new bracelet, is the new Omega patented extendable fold over rack-and-pusher clasp with micro-adjustment. To micro-adjust the bracelet, one just needs to push a small button located inside the clasp and smoothly slide the link outward as necessary. This micro-adjustment provides up to 9.60 mm of extra length to the last link on the bracelet. Perhaps, the best micro-adjustment system we have seen in the market so far. The bracelet is also fitted with a very nice deployant push button clasp with Omega engraving.
On the wrist, the watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size and extremely light due to its titanium construction. If you are one of those watchlifestylers that loves vintage timepieces or always looking for revivals of iconic vintage watches, the Seamaster 300 ticks all the boxes. To make things even better, the watch is priced very reasonably, therefore, there's no excuse to not get one.
Sticker Price $9,000 USD. For more info on Omega click here.