Recognisable as the timepiece worn by James Bond, the Seamaster is the oldest model in OMEGA’s current collection. Launched 1948 to celebrate OMEGA’s 100th anniversary, OMEGA was already recognised for its robust divers’ watches. The Seamaster took this reputation to the next level. Looking to submarines used in WWII for inspiration, OMEGA implemented an O-ring rubber gasket to improve its water resistance in depths of up to 60 meters and temperatures between -40ºC and 50ºC.
Hands: The deeper you dive, the darker it gets and there comes a need for highly visible watch hands. The originals were bold arrow hands but today’s collection features skeleton and military-style sword hands - and the lollipop seconds hand seen in Spectre.
Strap: Think of a robust diving watch and you might imagine an industrial look. The Seamaster, however, is one that can easily pass for a dress watch. Across the collection are sophisticated metal bracelets and classic leather straps alongside athletic styles.
Dial: The dials of the Seamaster collection are rarely plain and never boring. Many feature subtle laser engraving that replicate waves and there are, fittingly, more blue dials than any other collection. Striking mother-of-pearl styles also feature.