Dive into Omega’s Latest Seamaster Collection

Omega Seamaster Collection
Photo: Omega

From the pristine waters of the Maldives to the midnight blue enveloping the Mariana Trench, the latest Omega Seamaster Summer Blue collection epitomises precision at every level. The Seamaster needs no further introduction, its ubiquity stemming from the 1957 trio of professional watches (the Seamaster was launched alongside the Speedmaster and Railmaster). Since then, the Omega Seamaster collection has spawned numerous sub-collections, each targeted at specific lifestyles. This year, the Omega Seamaster Summer Blue collection unites all families under a Summer Blue theme using varying hues of blue to reflect each example’s water resistance level — as the depth increases, so does the intensity of the blue.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer
150m | 500ft

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra in 41mm.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra in 41mm. Photo: Omega

Released in 2002, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is a languid take on the otherwise serious-looking Seamaster. The “Aqua Terra” namesake references a meeting point between water and land, capturing an ethereal mood of relaxation — think yachting or ocean villas.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra in 38mm. Photo: Omega
The Aqua Terra in 38mm. Photo: Omega

Available in either a 41mm or a refreshed 38mm version, the former is clad in the classic teak-pattern dials reminiscent of luxury yacht decks while the latter features a soft sunburst dial. Both models feature sailboat indexes filled with luminous elements in a soft powdery Summer Blue sunburst dial.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Co-Axial Master Chronometer
150m | 500ft

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer. Photo: Omega

While the depth level remains at 150m, the Omega Aqua Terra Worldtimer takes the jet-set life up a notch. A photorealistic globe embodying the traveller’s spirit is crafted from a laser-ablating technology first utilised in 2019, two years after the model debuted in 2017. At the heart of the watch is a world time complication powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8938, displaying time across all 24 major time zones. Once synchronised, a 24-hour hesalite ring (light blue to indicate daytime and dark blue to indicate night) indicates the current hour of its corresponding city on the outer dial.

Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer
300m | 1000ft

Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Omega Seamaster 300. Photo: Omega

At 300m is where the story of the Omega Seamaster unfurls. This year’s Seamaster 300 takes inspiration from the legendary reference of 1957 with revival cues, such as the broad arrow hour hand, bezel design and hour indexes all executed in contemporary fashion. Omega’s trusted Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8912, certified at the industry’s highest level by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), is a testament to the leaps and bounds the Swiss manufacture has achieved. A varnished Summer Blue dial reflects a deeper level of water resistance that the Omega Seamaster 300 offers.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer
300m | 1000ft

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial Master Chronometer. Photo: Omega

Accompanying the Omega Seamaster 300 is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m designed for underwater adventures. First released in 1993, the diving scale, skeleton hands, applied indexes and helium escape valve are points of distinction that set the Omega Seamaster 300 apart from its peers. Beyond the highly functional design language of the dive watch, the Omega Seamaster 300 takes an aesthetically Summer Blue spin. It starts from the quintessential wave-pattern ceramic dial replete with a smoky-varnished effect mimicking the view of the ocean’s expanse when underwater. A matching blue ceramic dial with Summer Blue grand feu enamel dive scale sits atop a 42mm stainless steel case housing the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8800.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer
600m | 2000ft

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer
600m | 2000ft
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m. Photo: Omega.

In 2005, Omega released that would forever change the trajectory of the Swiss manufacturer — the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m. It was the first Omega watch to utilise the Co-Axial escapement that would go on to grace virtually every Omega calibre today. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m was based on the Omega Seamaster 300 with the broad arrow hour hand and Arabic numerals reprising an appearance, albeit with a few notable differences such as the hour index shapes and bezel design. A 600m water-resistant 39.5mm stainless steel case necessitated a more robust case construction fitted with a helium valve that works in tandem for deeper dives to protect the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 within. The Summer Blue treatment darkens a few notches on the PVD-treated and gradient-finished Summer Blue ceramic dial paired with a ceramic bezel in blue and a diving scale in a lighter blue.

Omega Seamaster PLOPROF Co-Axial Master Chronometer
1200m | 4000ft

Omega Seamaster PLOPROF
Omega Seamaster PLOPROF. Photo: Omega

Honours for one of the most unorthodox dive watch designs of all time belong to the Omega Seamaster PLOPROF, released in 1971. Named after PLOngeur PROfessionnel, which means professional diver in French, the Omega Seamaster PLOPROF was designed to take on the crushing pressures of deep sea diving and accompanied French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and the underwater research company COMEX for various expeditions. This year’s revival takes several cues from the original no-nonsense tool watch with suitable upgrades — the mono-bloc case construction is crafted from O-MEGASTEEL, Omega’s latest proprietary material, paired with a sapphire crystal bezel. The Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912 beats within the watch with protection enhanced by the iconic screwed-in crown and characteristic security pusher at two o’clock.

Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep Co-Axial Master Chronometer
6000m | 20000ft

Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep
Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep. Photo: Omega

The final and deepest chapter of the Omega Summer Blue collection belongs to the undisputed king of deep dives, the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep. After a world record 10,928m dive to the Mariana Trench in 2019, the prototype has found its way into regular production in 2022, marking the introduction of O-MEGASTEEL. Beyond the mandated special in-house testing to ensure ISO 6425 compliance, the Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep is pressure-tested in real-world environments, such as the Mariana Trench at depths of 6269m. The Summer Blue Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep pays homage to the mysteries of the deep with a dial pattern that accurately represents the Challenger Deep mapped by the Five Deeps team using almost one million sonar points. Despite its serious demeanour, Omega lends a touch of cheekiness to the dial. Shining a UV light reveals the words, “OMEGA WAS HERE”, alluding to the world record dive of 10,935m.

Mark of Poseidon 

Omega's Poseidon logo
Photo: Omega

Flipping each of the seven Omega Seamaster Summer Blue models around reveals a special edition caseback with an engraving of Poseidon and two seahorses. The portrait, first utilised in the 1950s, symbolises the seafaring heritage, refined style and robust spirit of the Omega Seamaster collection.

This article was first published on MEN’S FOLIO Singapore.

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