Omega recently unveiled plenty of fresh and cool timepieces to start 2021, but not a solitary Speedmaster was among them. Why is this so? In a press conference, CEO Raynauld Aeschlimann told a few journalists that the company showcased its major new Snoopy release as a single drop. However, the Swiss watchmaker is expected to generate more new items sometime this year.
Although Omega may have slowed its fastest market crusher, it still had several notable launches which must spark enthusiasts’ attention. According to Aeschlimann, most customers do not need to know anything about the procedure, but the brand believes it is vital to be transparent for those who do. He also predicts it to lift the market level of quality and serve as a differentiating factor for the company. In the end, though, the item speaks on its own. Here are the new watches that you can sorely test.
1. Seamaster 300
Since its introduction in 1957, when competitive diving had become incredibly common, the Seamaster 300 has been a product cornerstone. Many of the original components are still as fashionable today as they were when they were first introduced 64 years ago. The most recent versions pay homage to the first iterations, which featured retro-style open Arabic numerals and first emerged in the 1960s. The reinstatement of the 1959 lollipop layout on the central-seconds hand on the stainless-steel versions is a tiny yet adorable nostalgic element.
The new sandwich dials, on the other hand, feature a base layer of Super-LumiNova and a second plate over the top with hollowed recesses for the numerals and hour markers. The updated 41 mm bits are also 14.4 mm shorter than past iterations. This was achieved by the use of domed sapphire crystal glass, a common construction in the past that was used as a solution to enduring liquid pressure at deep levels.
Given the slim profile, the dial opening has been increased to 30.4 mm from 29.5 mm by reducing the width of the bezel ring and case body, making the current Seamaster 300s appear wider on the wrist than the prior era, given the 41 mm diameter remaining similar. The stainless-steel bracelets, which now reach 21 mm between the lugs and taper to a thinner 16 mm for the polished and brushed clasp, have also been redesigned, with new finishes influenced by previous editions.
2. Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black
A modern timepiece for a new age. While the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black is most definitely aimed at the main drag clientele who frequent Bamford Watch Department and Mad Paris for blacked-out modifications, it begs the essential problem: How do you read the time? More specifically, how do you tell the time in the muddy layers of a dive quest? The good news is that its skeleton paws, dot at 12 o’clock, and black PVD indices all shine in various shades in the dark, making it easier to discern the outlines. The anthracite transforms them into a dark gray throughout the day to compare with the noir background.
3. Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Aqua Terra package for ladies, like the new Constellation versions, is available in stainless steel on an 18-karat Sedna gold and stainless-steel two-tone bracelet or a leather band and comes in a new 34 mm size. Its dials, however, are the major attraction, with round diamonds on the bezel and either ruby for the hour markers or 11 marquise-cut diamonds. The stones adorn new wave-embossed dials in either champagne for the white diamonds and saccharine cotton-candy pink for the rubies. Although some women can admire the convenient 6 p.m. date window, it seems like a very outdoorsy move for such classy gem-set selections. Going above and beyond for its female customers, Omega provides a view of the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 through the shimmer of the jewels and the sapphire crystal for those who enjoy a glimpse of the workings.
4. Constellation Small Seconds
The stars are in place to bring four new models to the Constellation set for ladies. While the line was established in 1952, it picked up steam in the early 1980s with the launch of its half-moon facets and claws, and despite the revival of the period in primed, it appears poised for a return. The eye-catching new dials in burgundy on a burgundy leather strap or an 18-karat Sedna gold bracelet, mother-of-pearl on a pink leather strap, caramel on an 18-karat Sedna gold and stainless steel bracelet, and peacock blue on a stainless steel bracelet, and the 34 mm case size are the extremely popular and amazing here.
Each has diamonds on both the bezel and the dial, while some are only in the dial. Another 2021 addendum: larger diamonds encircling the subdial in the case of models with diamond bezels and minute diamonds encircling the small-second subdial markers. Rings were applied to the subdials and the central minute track as well.
5. De Ville Trésor Power Reserve
Let us not overlook that, while Omega is primarily remembered for its sports watches, it can also make a stunning fashion watch. Two new versions of the De Ville Trésor series provide convincing illustrations of the company’s design expertise. A domed sapphire crystal highlights polished 18-karat yellow gold hands and added domed indexes with a display of small-second subdials and the 72-hour power reserve on an 18-karat yellow gold model with a white dial on a gray leather band. The burgundy dial edition is offered with a matching strap, and one subdial for the small seconds at 6 o’clock and made of the store’s patented 18-karat Sedna gold which also has a domed sapphire crystal. The subdials are outfitted with a manual-winding Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber, and in both cases are new.
In A Nutshell
Now that the newest models from the brand have been mentioned, buyers are at least aware of the transparency Omega inculcate within their products. And because of the amazing specifications and attractive style these watches possess, enthusiasts are surely eager to avail one or two or more. Just wait, Omega is about to unveil a few more months from now on.