Birthday wishes are in place for this 25-year-old timepiece with a deep dive into a nautical-inspired showcase at ION Orchard. Made famous by the spy loved by all of us, OMEGA shines the spotlight on the new 300M as well as celebrate 70 years of its rich Seamaster lineage.
Cue that 007 soundtrack and check out why this new dive watch is seen by many as the best version ever.
1. It’s a brand new, high calibre movement
This collection is part of the Master Chronometer family so every timepiece houses a METAS-certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 movement. For the watch fanatics, this means it has a power reserve of 55 hours and keeps to higher standards of precision, durability and anti-magnetism. In case, pundits want to revel in this glorious movement, the watch features a see-through (sapphire crystal no less!) caseback for a peekaboo view.
2. The wave is back
Keeping it more aligned with the Bond heritage, the popular wave design has made a comeback, this time laser-engraved on the dial and on the back of the watch.
3. Big revamps on the outside too
Aside from the diving bezel being made more durable with ceramic in Ceragold or white enamel, the dials are also laser-cut from polished ceramic in various tones. All hour markers have been raised and given a pop of Super-LumiNova for greater legibility while the date window has been shifted from 3 o’clock spot to the southbound 6 o’clock for a more symmetrical display. Even the skeleton hands have been tweaked ever so slightly to make sure everything populating the dial is just the right size and proportion. The bracelets have also been given an ergonomic refresh for a more integrated, more masculine and hence more trendy feel. Speaking of big, this 2018 dive watch is also bucking the trend and upsizing to 42mm.
4. More watch for your money
Variety is in with 14 unique models, including 6 steel options and 8 in a mix of steel and 18K gold. Alongside the classic black and blue options for the dial and bezel, there is another interesting option of matte silver dial matched to blue bezel available.
5. Because Bond is the word
After more than 2 decades seen together, the Seamaster 300M continues to be the preferred watch for Mr. James Bond. The watch garnered much attention after being worn by Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond in the 1995 film Goldeneye, and Daniel Craig continues this tradition with the latest on his wrist. What this means is owners can at least feel that they own one of the gadgets belonging to the world’s most famous secret agent. With the revamp, the watch is certainly looking more showy and luxurious. At the recent launch, fans and celebrities including MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer, actors Joel Choo, Chen Han Wei and actress Carrie Wong were see checking out the new collection.
6. The Seamaster story comes to Singapore for the first time
After its debut at Baselworld 2018, the collection is doing the first-ever public exhibition in Singapore. In an area of more than 250 sqm at the outdoor atrium of ION Orchard, the immersive sight and sound dive through a magical underwater place to bring the story and heritage of OMEGA, rare and vintage timepieces dating from 1948 as well as the handsome new Bond timepiece to visitors.
The OMEGA Seamaster Exhibition will be held at the ION Orchard Level 1 ION² and will be open to the public from 4 to 14 October from 10.00 am until 10.00 pm, daily.