Omega Seamaster 300 (2014 Reissue)

Baselworld 2014…

Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 2014 via Perpetuelle

Omega Seamaster 300 reissue for 2014

Omega is re-issuing the Seamaster 300 this year, and here is your first look.  Originally introduced in 1957, the OMEGA Seamaster 300 makes a comeback in 2014 complete with Omega’s most advanced design and watchmaking innovations.  Interesting, among other details, is the “Master Co-Axial” notation on the dial (photo below), the “sandwich dial”, bracelet with polished center links with fine adjustment, ceragold bezel inlay (two-tone model), and “broad-arrow” hands.  This watch will hit retail display cases November 2014.

The 2014 Omega Seamaster 300 (left) and the 1957 Seamaster 300 (right)

Omega Seamaster 300 New vs Old

This classic timepiece features a polished black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with a Liquidmetal OMEGA Ceragold™ diving scale.  The dot at 12 o’clock is coated with Super-LumiNova that emits a green light.

Master Co-Axial” notation on the dial.  And is that a “sandwich dial” with recessed (cut-out) hour markers?  Nice creme-colored “vintage” touch as well.

Omega Seamaster 300 Reissue Dial Detail 2

Omega Seamaster 300 reissue bezel detail

The Seamaster 300 is available with a stainless steel case and matching bracelet or with a bi-colour blend of
stainless steel and 18K OMEGA Sedna™ gold – an exclusive material that is made with gold, palladium and copper.

41mm case, automatic mechanical Omega Cal 8400 (co-axial escapement, anti-magnetic, double-barrel, silicon balance spring)

Omega Seamaster 300 two tone with Sedna gold

Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna gold bezel

The Seamaster 300 is equipped with the new OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400. This automatic mechanical movement has a time zone function and a three-level escapement wheel and, making use of the world premiere anti-magnetic technology the brand introduced in 2012 in the cal 8508, resists magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.

Omega Co-Axial caliber 8400

Omega Seamaster 300 reissue clasp

A total of 6 different versions will be offered — steel, titanium, steel/gold and titanium/gold, gold and platinum.  The ‘basic’ stainless steel version with black dial and bezel  will price at 5,000 EUR titanium version with blue bezel and dial will price at 6,000 EUR (sorry no $ prices yet).

This one’s a winner, no doubt.

If you are curious what Omega “Master Co-Axial” means, be sure to read my explanation of this important development and breakthrough Omega technology, here>>>

 

 

  • dan

    8508 cal., anti-mag 15,000 gauss, liquid metal bezel, no He crown as on the PO. One concern: it appears that there is no crown guard. The PO appears to be lacking a crown guard as well, but the case is actually thicker on the crown side and allows for the crown to be set into the case slightly. Well two concerns: I hope this watch isn’t priced far above Omega’s other current model dive watches.

  • JAMES BOND

    I like the absence of crown guards. It lends a vintage charm that marries nicely with the creme dial markers.

  • goju1

    Great watch. Great aesthetics – not spoiled by unnecessary crown guard – it is a re-issue (after all).

    “no He crown” – I am so happy about that! He valves are little more than a gimmick. They’re an afterthought and a quick fix to a problem that was not anticipated.

    Designers who are serious about Helium follow the example of Omega with the original Ploprof or Herr Spinner from UTS fame.