The new Seamaster 300 and the other Omega novelties for 2021
“Recently, time has never felt more important” says Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA. “We’ve all learned to cherish and appreciate the hours we have, and really make each one count.” The new collections Omega presents for 2021 demonstrate that the values of quality, authenticity and craftsmanship really matter.
The list of new watches begins with the new Seamaster 300, first created by OMEGA in 1957. The Seamaster 300 was launched as OMEGA’s first-ever professional divers’ watch. The design was notable for its black dial, luminous indexes and large hands, which made it very simple-to-use and easy-to-read in a variety of conditions.
On top of that, it was an innovative marvel. As well as offering an ingenious high-pressure water-proofing system, the watch also introduced OMEGA’s first diving bezel, built with a special safety feature to prevent accidental turning during dives.
The new collection follows the spirit of those original models. Each of the 41 mm timepieces will be delivered in classic stainless steel, with thinner bezels crafted from an oxalic, anodised-treated aluminium for increased hardness. The new dials utilise a sandwich concept, including a base layer with Super-LumiNova and a second plate over the top with cuttings for the recessed hour markers and numerals. OMEGA has also reintroduced the popular lollipop central seconds hand for the stainless steel models, with its tip now filled with Super-LumiNova. The caseback includes a wave-edged design, as well as sapphire crystal that offers a view of the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912 with a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement and full watch have been certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance. The bracelets are also in stainless steel and now come with an improved fit and finishing.
The new Seamaster 300 collection includes also a 41 mm model crafted from OMEGA’s exclusive Bronze Gold. The watch represents the very first OMEGA to be created in this patent-pending alloy. Bronze Gold was specifically developed to produce a pleasing aesthetic and hue, while also offering a bronze alloy that could be worn with direct contact on the skin, thanks to its distinctive composition.
Constellation Small Seconds
Born in 1952, the Constellation has become OMEGA’s enduring symbol of beauty and precision. The iconic look we know today, with the distinguishing claws and half moon facets, first arrived in 1982, and has since become one of the world’s most recognised watch designs. This year, OMEGA is adding a new range of Small Seconds models to the collection, enhanced with extra diamonds and a number of unique details.
The watches, with a new 34 mm size, are offered in a choice of 18K Sedna™ gold, stainless steel, or a combination of both. On top of each case, the bezels feature engraved Roman Numerals, or a circle of 38 full-cut diamonds. Most noticeably, a special symmetry has been given to these new Small Seconds watches. Along with a round date window at 6H, OMEGA has used incremental diamonds for the hour markers, which have been placed in 18K gold holders, and arranged by size around the dial.
On the inside, the watches are driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8802 / 8803 with a power reserve of 55 hours, offering the Swiss industry’s highest certified standard of precision, performance and magnetic resistance. Each timepiece also comes with OMEGA’s full 5-year warranty.
De Ville Tresor Power Reserve
OMEGA’s first use of the “Trésor” name appeared in 1949. At that time, it referred to the “treasure” found inside the watch – the legendary 30 mm calibre. Fast-forward to today and the Trésor name lives on as part of the elegant De Ville collection.
The full Trésor collection will include 40 mm watches in a range of materials, including those in stainless steel. For now, the first models to be revealed feature polished cases and bezels in either 18K yellow gold or 18K Sedna™ gold.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this updated design is the addition of new subdials. On all watches, this includes a Small Seconds display at 6H, while some models also feature a Power Reserve display at 12H.
Continuing the Trésor’s legacy of mechanical excellence, each model comes with a full 5-year warranty and is driven by a manual-winding OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre with a power reserve of 72 hours. The movements and full watches have been certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
Seamaster Aqua Terra
The new 34 mm models are in stainless steel and 18K Sedna™ gold and feature a symmetrical polished-brushed case body, a polished bezel set with diamonds, central hour/minute and seconds hands in diamond-polished 18K Sedna™ gold – and a date window at 6H.
On the 2021 editions, the screw-in caseback is polished-brushed with a wave-edged design, engraved with “AQUA TERRA” and the watch’s water resistance. The flat sapphire crystal on the caseback allows a clear view of OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 with a power reserve of 55 hours, certified at the industry’s highest level by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). As always, OMEGA’s worldwide 5-year warranty applies to all of the new Aqua Terra timepieces.
Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black
OMEGA’s famous diving watch embraces the dark side, with a new model in the blackest black. The 43.5 mm polished-brushed case in black ceramic [ZrO2] is fixed to the wrist by an integrated black rubber strap with a buckle in the same material as the case. For the first time, OMEGA has laser-ablated almost every detail on the black ceramic [ZrO2] dial. From the iconic waves to the minute track, wording and even the OMEGA symbol, the details have been crafted in positive relief from just one single piece. Through the caseback glass, proud wearers of the watch can view the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 with a power reserve of 55 hours, certified at the industry’s highest standards of precision, performanc e and magnetic resistance by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
Speedmaster Moonwatch Velcro Straps
To celebrate the shared history of OMEGA and NASA, OMEGA launches a range of new Velcro® straps with astronaut-friendly fixtures and bold branding. There are three 20 mm straps fixed to the OMEGA’s Master Chronometer certified Moonwatch. OMEGA’s Velcro® straps are available in three colours: black, white and silver.