The Omega Seamaster collection is home to water-resistant watches that are built for the active lifestyle. Introduced in 1948, the Seamaster is the brand’s first family of watches and is today its longest-running collection.
The Seamaster range is now home to a remarkably diverse assortment of water-resistant luxury watches for every need. Whether you’re looking for divers like the Seamaster 300M and Planet Ocean, a dressy sports watch like the Aqua Terra, or a vintage-inspired timepiece like the Seamaster 300, the Seamaster collection has plenty to offer.
Learn more about the Omega Seamaster collection with SwissWatchExpo‘s Ultimate Guide.
About the Omega Seamaster
The Omega Seamaster is the longest-running collection still being produced by Omega. Introduced in 1948, it was Omega’s answer to water-resistant watches that were growing in number at the time.
In its 70-year history, the Omega Seamaster has grown to include anywhere from sophisticated dress watches to heavy-duty solid steel divers.
Here are the important milestones in the history of the Omega Seamaster.
1932 – Omega’s diving heritage begins when they debut the Marine, the world’s first commercially available dive watch. Tested to withstand sub-aquatic depths, the Marine was worn by Yves Le Prieur, the inventor of the modern scuba mask and tank; and explorer Charles William Beebe, who wore it while riding in a bathysphere.
1948 – The first Seamaster model was introduced to celebrate Omega’s 100th anniversary. Its design was loosely based on watches made for the British Royal Navy towards the end of World War II. Back then, most watches weren’t water resistant yet, and were extremely susceptible to water damage, even from daily activities like handwashing. The Seamaster was created to address this need.
1957 – Omega capitalizes on the popularity of tool watches and releases its own set of “professional” watches. Dubbed the 1957 Trilogy, each of the three watches catered to a specific purpose – the Seamaster for diving, the Speedmaster for racing, and the Railmaster for anti-magnetism.
1958 – Omega launches the Seamaster 300. It was the brand’s first dedicated dive watch, which is a bit of a misnomer, and had a depth rating of 200 meters. It eventually gained a reputation as a true tool watch and accompanied renowned explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau on his Red Sea expeditions.
1970s – Omega launches the “PloProf” or Plongeur Professional family, consisting of the Seamaster 600 and Seamaster 1000 – thereby doubling and eventually tripling the water resistance of Omega watches.
1971 – Omega introduces the Seamaster Plongeur Professional or “PloProf”, a cutting-edge watch that was worn by professional divers and used by French diving company COMEX.
1990s – a major marketing move contributed to a surge in the Omega Seamaster’s popularity. The Seamaster Diver 300M was featured on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan when he played 007 in the 1995 film GoldenEye. The Seamaster became the official watch of James Bond, and the ties to the Bond film franchise continue until today.
1999 – Omega unveiled the industry’s first practical new watch escapement in over 250 years — the Co-Axial. This was a significant advancement in mechanical watchmaking and is crucial to achieving the exceptional quality standards set by the Swiss brand.
Because of its small contact surfaces, the Co-Axial escapement creates reduced friction and needs less maintenance, making it far more reliable than traditional movements. It was created by George Daniels in 1974 and was granted a patent in 1980. It uses a system of three pallets to separate the locking action from the impulse, which results in higher mechanical efficiency than the lever escapement’s sliding friction.
Omega chose to industrialize Daniels’ Co-axial escapement in 1990, but it wasn’t until 1999 that the first movement utilizing the technology was released. It was the Caliber 2500, incorporated inside the DeVille. With the significant exception of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, Omega has adopted the Co-Axial escapement into almost the entirety of their collections since then.
2000s – Omega introduces two new sub-collections – the Omega Aqua Terra, a line of casual-to-sport watches with 150m water resistance; and the Omega Planet Ocean, a line of professional diver’s watches with 600m water resistance.
Beginning in this decade, Omega also demonstrated that its classics can be reinvented. They began to introduce clever tweaks and line extensions that revive Seamaster models from the previous decades, such as the Seamaster 300, the PloProf, and the Seamaster 1948.
Today, the Seamaster product range encompasses a broad number of styles, suitable for every situation.
2014 – Omega unveils the Seamaster 15,000 Gauss – the world’s most anti-magnetic mechanical watch. It relies on the revolutionary Co-Axial Caliber 8508, which is resistant to magnetic fields of more than 15,000 gauss.
An impressive technological accomplishment, the Caliber 8508 relies on the employment of specific non-ferrous materials in the movement itself rather than a protective container inside the casing. A team of ETA, Asulab, Nivarox FAR, and Omega engineers developed the said mechanism.
The Si14 silicon balance spring, released in 2008, is one of the non-ferrous elements utilized in the manufacture of the Caliber 8508. Silicon is an anti-magnetic element and boasts extraordinary stability and resistance to any type of environmental disturbance – including magnetic fields.
The Caliber 9508 was also made possible by the development of staffs and pivot points composed of a non-magnetic material known as Nivagauss™. These include the balance wheel, pallet, and Co-Axial wheel staffs. Non-magnetic materials were used to replace the steel in the Co-Axial plates, including the pallet fork, impulse pinion, and impulse wheel. Finally, the Co-Axial caliber 8508 shock absorber spring is formed of amorphous metal.
2015 – Omega established its METAS-approved testing, which is different and much stricter than the one conducted by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). METAS, also known as the Federal Institute of Metrology, is headquartered in Wabern, Switzerland. It identifies itself as the “federal center of expertise for all measurement-related concerns, as well as for measuring equipment and measuring methods,” which frequently encompasses a variety of gadgets, including wristwatches.
Although METAS is totally independent of Omega, testing for the brand’s timepieces is carried out at the latter’s factory, where METAS employees have a separate office where they oversee the testing processes. Despite being conducted at Omega’s facilities, the testing techniques and equipment utilized in the testing process are governed by METAS. METAS encourages transparency, allowing owners to monitor the specifications and performance of their timepieces during the testing process online using the information on their Master Chronometer Certificate card.
The Globemaster was the first watch from the brand to acquire the METAS certification. Since then, Omega has been testing an increasing number of its mechanical timepieces.
2018 – Omega revamped the Seamaster 300M line in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The update featured new materials and technology while retaining its original design and nautical spirit.
The current Seamaster 300M variants come in steel, Sedna gold, or a mix of steel and Sedna Gold and measure 42 and 43.5 mm. The redesigned ceramic bezel and the diving scale in Ceragold or white enamel complete their appearance. Moreover, their dials come in black, white, blue, or PVD chrome and feature wave patterns that add intrigue. The skeleton hands have been redesigned to meet modern requirements and, like the hour markers, have been filled with Super-Luminova.
The helium escape valve is, of course, the Seamaster 300M’s key selling point. Omega has patented an inventive method that gives the valve on the new models a conical form, ensuring that the watches will continue to be water-resistant to 50 meters even if the valve is unintentionally opened underwater. Powering the watches are Master Chronometer calibers that provide exceptional levels of precision, performance, and magnetic resistance.
Key Features of Omega Seamaster Watches
Omega introduced the Seamaster in 1948 to commemorate the brand’s 100th anniversary. The watch is inspired by the military timepieces Omega delivered to the British Military of Defense during World War II. In its more than three decades of existence, the Omega Seamaster line has changed, but its essential elements remain. Here are the distinguishing features of the different Omega Seamaster models:
OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M
Omega’s go-to contemporary dive watch, the Seamaster Diver 300M, was unveiled in 1993. It has a water-resistance rating of 300 meters, indicating that it can withstand high-impact watersports.
The Seamaster Diver 300M’s key features include a scalloped rotating bezel, skeleton hands, and a helium escape valve (HEV) on its case, which allows it to be utilized for professional saturation diving activities. Many models also include a ‘wave’ pattern on their dials as well as ceramic bezels.
In true Omega fashion, the watch is available in an array of case materials and sizes, as well as dial colors. The standard strap option for the Seamaster Diver 300 is a five-piece link metal bracelet but rubber and NATO bands are also available. Omega offers Seamaster Diver 300M chronograph variants in addition to James Bond and Olympic limited edition varieties.
OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is not designed for diving and lacks a rotating time bezel. It can, however, manage a variety of water-based sports due to its water resistance rating of 150 meters.
Aqua Terra timepieces are characterized by their round symmetrical cases with swooping lugs, smooth bezels, time and date functionality, and horizontal or vertical “Teak pattern” dials that mimic the wooden decks of luxury yachts. They also come in a wide range of sizes, metals, bracelet, and dial colors, as well as complications like a GMT, a world timer, an annual calendar, and a day and date display.
OMEGA PLANET OCEAN 600M
The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, which was introduced in 2005, had better water resistance and bolder designs than the Seamaster Diver 300M, and while it is roughly based on the original Seamaster 300 from 1957, the Planet Ocean is fully modern in execution.
Its key features include a round case with curvy lugs, knurled bezel, and a diving bezel with 60-minute gradations made of Liquidmetal™ or Ceragold™. Like the Seamaster Diver 300M, it also has a conical helium escape valve placed at the 10 o’clock position. Current-production models are also offered with ceramic bezels and dials.
Aside from the standard time and date Planet Ocean models, Omega also makes chronograph and GMT editions. The Planet Ocean collection also makes use of materials such as titanium, ceramic, and platinum, in addition to the usual stainless steel, gold, and two-tone selections.
Key Models Under the Omega Seamaster Collection
The Omega Seamaster collection has a wide array of watches, all suited for active lifestyles. Its models range from splash-proof dress watches to robust and high-tech professional diver’s watches. Here are the current models under the Omega Seamaster line:
OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M (1993)
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is a professional diving watch. It offers a water resistance rating of 300 meters, and features a helium escape valve on its case, allowing it to be used for saturation diving applications.
Some of the Seamaster Diver 300M’s key features are the scalloped bezel, helium escape valve at 10 o’clock, and skeletonized sword-shaped hands. Many models also feature a wave pattern on the dials. Current production models have switched to ceramic bezels (from aluminum) and ceramic dials with laser-engraved waves.
This collection was made truly famous when Pierce Brosnan wore a quartz Seamaster 300M in the 1995 Bond movie, GoldenEye. His blue Seamaster 300M became the emblematic Seamaster, most recognized for its blue bezel and blue wave dial.
OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA (2002)
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is a cross between a dress watch and a sports watch, with a water resistance rating of 150 meters. The key features of the Aqua Terra include smooth round cases, smooth bezels, and teak pattern dials with horizontal or vertical grooves that mimic the wooden decks of luxury yachts.
Aside from the standard time and date models, the Aqua Terra line also has time-only styles, as well as more complicated models like GMTs, annual calendars, day-dates, and world timers.
OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M (2005)
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a line of professional diver’s watches that are larger than the 300M, and twice as water-resistant with its 600-meter depth rating. It also features a helium escape valve, a unidirectional bezel for measuring diving time, and bright luminous hands and indices for maximum visibility underwater. The Planet Ocean collection offers three-hand editions, chronographs, and models with a GMT function.
OMEGA SEAMASTER HERITAGE EDITIONS
The Omega Seamaster Heritage collection is the brand’s vintage playground. This line features re-editions of vintage Seamaster models with modern enhancements and movements.
OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 – The Seamaster 300 harkens back to the vintage Seamaster introduced in 1957 — the brand’s first diver’s watch. It features a rotating bezel, a black dial with an aged-looking lume, and a 300-meter depth rating.
OMEGA SEAMASTER PLOPROF – The Seamaster Ploprof is the modern reincarnation of the PloProf watches from the 1970s. The name is derived from Plongeur Professionnel, meaning “professional diver” in French. These watches are massive at 55mm, have their crown on the left side, and crown guards integrated into the case. The current models are water resistant up to 1200 meters, and feature mesh bracelets.
OMEGA SEAMASTER BULLHEAD – The Seamaster Bullhead is a modern take on a 1969 model. As its name suggests, it features a distinctive case reminiscent of a bull’s head. Its winding crown and chronograph pushers are located above the case at 12 o’clock, and it features an additional crown at 6 o’clock to control the internal rotating bezel.
OMEGA RAILMASTER – The Railmaster is part of the three-piece collection introduced in 1957, better known as the “1957 Trilogy”. Specially developed for the scientific community, it has always featured anti-magnetic properties. Today its magnetic resistance is up to 15,000 gauss. What sets it apart from other anti-magnetic models, aside from the high level of anti-magnetism, is that it protects the movement without using a soft iron cage.
OMEGA SEAMASTER 1948 – The Seamaster 1948 is a faithful reissue of the very first Omega Seamaster model. By today’s standards, its design is closer to a dress watch, with a polished bezel, silvery opaline dial, and a leather strap.
Popular Omega Seamaster Models
The Omega Seamaster collection includes a very wide range of models – from splash-proof everyday timepieces to robust and high-tech dive watches. Here are essential Seamaster models that you’ll want to know about.
For the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster 300M Diver in 2018, Omega returned to the wave pattern dial and added some modern touches – most notably, dials made of polished ceramic.
From the finer pattern of the wave dial we’ve seen from the 2000’s, the waves are now laser patterned. We also find the date aperture on the 6 o’clock position, instead of at 3 o’clock, adding symmetry to the watch.
The movement was also replaced by the in-house Caliber 8800 and 8801 (and 9900 for the chronograph version). These movements have received the Master Chronometer certification, which means that it performs according to much stricter requirements than previous chronometer-certified watches.
No other brand has been more actively involved in sports timekeeping. Omega has been timing the Olympics since 1932; and in 2020, completed its 29th turn in the role.
In keeping with tradition, Omega presents special edition watches dedicated to this major sporting event. Omega’s wonderfully creative designs echo the theme of each Olympic event, and honor the culture of the host country, making them highly collectible models.
Introduced in 2005, the Planet Ocean has always been positioned as a luxury offering within the Seamaster line, but with extraordinary waterproof capabilities. Omega has been known to test innovations on the Planet Ocean range before going full-scale. This makes for a wide range of material options within the Planet Ocean range – from stainless steel to rose gold, and titanium to ceramic.
As stated above, the Seamaster Diver 300M made its debut in 1993 and has remained a fan favorite in Omega’s professional range of diving watches, likely thanks to its placement on the wrist of James Bond. It was available in two configurations: ref. 2531.80 for the mechanical version and ref. 2541.80 for the quartz version. The latter was the watch worn by Pierce Brosnan in the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye, while the former appeared on his wrist in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies. He would wear that automatic edition for the remainder of his tenure as 007.
The Seamaster Diver 300M’s signature characteristics include a blue wave pattern dial, scalloped bezel, and blue bezel insert, all of which are inspired by Omega’s long nautical heritage. Powering the original models are either a quartz Caliber 1538 with a rhodium‑plated finish and a battery life of 42 months or a self-winding Caliber 1200 with a 44-hour power reserve.
In 2018, Omega revamped the entire Seamaster Diver 300M line, making it a bit larger (from 41mm to 42mm) and by using a Master Chronometer 8800 movement that is anti-magnetic to 15,000 gauss. The signature wave pattern dial remained as did the skeletonized hands now filled with Super-LumiNova.
Overall, the iconic blue wave dial Seamaster offers a refined, almost stylish design mixed with serious professional dive watch functions. Omega has produced many variations of this watch over the years.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss, which was released in 2013, is the first mechanical watch in the world that is completely anti-magnetic. Although it doesn’t receive as much attention as it once did, this watch marks a significant development in the history of Omega watches: the introduction of the anti-magnetic movement technology, which will gradually become more prevalent beginning in 2014 and continuing for the next few years.
The inclusion of such ingenious creation became the biggest selling point of the watch. It relies on the revolutionary Co-Axial Caliber 8508, which is resistant to magnetic fields of more than 15,000 gauss and is the first watch of the Swiss brand to do so. This outperforms any previous watch mechanism’s magnetic resistance and solves an issue that has long plagued watchmakers.
Crafted by a group of experts from ETA, Asulab, Nivarox FAR, and Omega, the Caliber 8508 is not reliant on the protective container inside the watch case, but rather on the usage of selected component elements in the movement itself, such as silicon and Nivagauss, which prevent the delicate wheels and springs from becoming magnetized to one other.
Housed in a 41.5mm case made of stainless steel with either a matching bracelet or a brown leather strap, the ref. 326934 creates a trendy and high-contrast look suitable for any occasion.
It differentiated itself from regular Aqua Terras with its two-toned seconds hand and yellow and black color combination. That was all there was to it, but the amount of research that went into it was more than enough to qualify it as a hit. In fact, it may be Omega’s most significant watch today.
OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA “ULTRA LIGHT”
The Seamaster Aqua Terra “Ultra Light” was developed in collaboration with Rory Mcllroy, an Ireland-based professional golfer, Olympian, and an Omega brand ambassador. Released in 2019, the watch was meant to specifically be worn on the golf course.
As its name suggests, the watch is incredibly lightweight, thanks to its Gamma titanium construction. It weighs just 55 grams including the rubber or fabric strap and it brings just the right amount of wrist presence as opposed to the big and chunky Seamaster Planet Oceans.
Designed with comfort in mind, the watch also measures 41mm and features a sandblasted grade 5 titanium dial with teak patterns. A scratch-proof ceramic bezel in the same shade completes the brooding look, while hints of red, blue, and green on the aluminum seconds hand, quarter-hour indices, Seamaster logo, and strap stitching add a playful touch.
Furthermore, the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Ultra Light” sports a telescopic screw-down crown that retracts into the caseband, preventing the crown from digging into your wrist.
Powering the watch is the brand’s first titanium movement – the Caliber 8928 Ti. It offers a 72-hour power reserve and is resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. This manual-wind movement appears dark gray due to the material chosen, with a beautiful contrast from the jewel-bearing system. With a selling price of $48,600 as of 2022, the “Ultra Light” is the most expensive regular-production Aqua Terra watch to date.
Introduced in 2017 at Baselworld, the Omega Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black, was made from a single block of ceramic, which was also utilized for the unidirectional bezel and the Arabic numeral dial.
The watch is around 45.5mm and is completely black to depict the deep ocean. It is presented on a black rubber strap with contrasting stitching. The applied and lume-filled hands, as well as bursts of orange, stand out against the black dial, while the diving scale and Omega emblem on the crown is adorned with Liquidmetal. Omega has also designed an aligned screw-on caseback made of ceramic Naiad Lock for the watch, allowing the engraved lettering to rest comfortably in place.
Like other Planet Ocean models, the “Deep Black” is water-resistant to 600 meters, which means it can withstand serious diving tasks. It also runs on the self-winding Master Chronometer Caliber 8906, which offers a 60-hour power reserve and a frequency rating of 3.5 hertz. The watch’s stability, performance, accuracy, and resistance to magnetic interferences and thermal fluctuations are all improved by a free-sprung balance with a silicon balance spring.
Common Questions About the Omega Seamaster
The Omega Seamaster is a wide-ranging line of water-resistant watches and is Omega’s longest-running collection. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Omega Seamaster.
WHAT IS AN OMEGA SEAMASTER?
The Omega Seamaster is a family of watches with water-resistant qualities. It offers a vast range of styles, including splash-proof casual and dress watches, robust professional diver’s watches, and vintage recreations.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY OMEGA SEAMASTER IS REAL?
Omega is one of the foremost watch brands in the world. They are known for their exquisite watchmaking, with their portfolio composed of functional and complicated watches that don’t sacrifice quality or style. Omega watches are crafted to the highest standards, so any sign of poor quality means it’s likely a fake.
Obvious giveaways are spelling or engraving mistakes, unfinished parts, and features that don’t belong to the specific model that you are looking at.
Before you buy your luxury watch, it is crucial to do research on your chosen model and reference. Familiarity with your chosen watch’s details will help you more easily spot a fake. At SwissWatchExpo, we always tell clients that the best defense against buying a fake timepiece is to get your watch from a reputable and trusted dealer, who can provide a guarantee of authenticity on the watch.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD AN OMEGA SEAMASTER BE SERVICED?
A watch’s service frequency depends on how it is used and stored, and the environment in which it is worn. Water resistance, for example, can be affected by old gaskets or by accidental shocks. Omega recommends that you have the water-resistance checked once a year, and have a complete service performed every 5 to 8 years. There can be signs, however, that your watch needs maintenance sooner rather than later. Here are Signs It’s Time for Watch Maintenance.
Interesting Facts About the Omega Seamaster
1. The Seamaster’s key feature has always been the helium valve.
Professional divers usually stay in a diving bell, which is a hard chamber used to convey divers from the surface to the depths. Helium concentrations inside the bell are extremely high. The helium valve on the Seamaster prevents a buildup of these molecules from expanding and destroying the watch’s crystal face and backing.
2. The Seamaster has a unidirectional rotating bezel.
The bezel of the Seamaster spins in only one direction. This ensures that divers can estimate elapsed time precisely without mistakenly moving the bezel in the incorrect direction.
3. The Seamaster has a luminous dial.
The Seamaster’s watch face is luminous and simple to read while diving into situations that can abruptly change. Its luminosity will undoubtedly come in handy, whether outside in the dark or underwater.
4. The Seamaster has an expandable bracelet.
The bracelet of the Seamaster stretches to fit larger wrists or wrists covered by a diving suit. This flexibility for growth accommodates diverse body types and seasonal clothing.
5. The Seamaster is anti-magnetic.
Magnetic devices may easily throw a diver’s watch out of sync, but Omega made sure their watches were not affected by these forces. The anti-magnetism of the Seamaster guarantees the timepiece’s accuracy and, consequently, the safety of a dive.
6. The world’s first true anti-magnetic watch hails from the Seamaster line.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss debuted in 2013, and it features the world’s first magnetic field-resistant movement – the Co-Axial Caliber 8508. This mechanism’s components are made of non-ferrous materials, which eliminates the need for an inner case and provides significantly greater resistance to magnetic fields.
7. The Seamaster is closely associated with the James Bond franchise.
James Bond has worn a wide range of timepieces from different brands over the years. However, he has consistently worn an Omega Seamaster watch ever since the premiere of the 1995 Goldeneye.
The first Seamaster worn by 007 was the ref. 2541.80.00 with a blue wave dial, matching blue bezel, quartz movement, and steel construction. Two years later, Pierce Brosnan wore the self-winding version (ref. 2531.80) in Tomorrow Never Dies. He’d wear this watch for the rest of his time as Agent 007.
With the launch of a new Bond actor and watch in 2006, 007 entered a new generation. Daniel Craig wore the traditional blue wave dial Seamaster in Casino Royale, although it was the upgraded version with Omega’s Co-Axial escapement. In some scenes, he is also seen wearing a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M with a black dial and a black rubber strap.
For the 2008 Quantum of Solace, Bond wore a 42mm Seamaster Planet Ocean with a steel finish instead of the original blue Seamaster Diver 300M. This watch made a comeback in the 2012 film Skyfall, accompanied by a Seamaster Aqua Terra with a blue dial resembling the famous blue wave dial Seamaster Diver 300M.
In the 2015 film SPECTRE, Bond receives a new watch dubbed the Seamaster 300, which is a modern re-interpretation of the very first dive watch created by Omega way back in 1957. It features a 12-hour bezel and a distinctive ‘lollipop style’ seconds hand.
Finally, in No Time to Die, Craig wears a grade 2 titanium Seamaster ref. 18.104.22.168.01.001, characterized by military-inspired markings, a Milanese bracelet, and a matte dial and bezel in a stunning brown shade.
8. The Seamaster is one of the oldest Omega collections.
Omega introduced the Seamaster in 1948 to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary. This makes it the oldest line in the present collection, which also includes the Speedmaster, Constellation, and De Ville. The Seamaster was loosely modeled on the watches Omega created for the British military at the close of World War II.
9. The Seamaster has always been synonymous with professional diving.
Omega’s relationship with the sea is a journey in and of itself. It all started in 1957 when Omega released the Seamaster 300. This watch was used by Jacques Cousteau’s crew during the “Precontinent II” study in the Red Sea in 1963 to show that divers could survive for lengthy periods of time in a submerged saturated gas environment without suffering negative effects. Military units, notably the British Special Boat Service, picked the Seamaster 300 as their official watch.
Omega started working on the legendary “Ploprof” (PLOngeur PROFessionel, or “professional diver” in English) Seamaster 600, which was unveiled in 1970 after four consecutive years of study and testing. The brand tested the PloProf to 600 meters at the facility and to 1,000 meters off the coast of Marseilles during the research and development process. Three COMEX divers used the watch in September 1970 while operating at a depth of 250 meters for eight days while submerged for four hours each day.
10. The Seamaster is Omega’s most diverse collection.
The Seamaster collection includes professional diving watches, attractive sports watches, and vintage-inspired timepieces, not to mention the various types of complications available on models across the line. Over the years, it has grown to encompass a wide range of options to accommodate various adventurous lifestyles. There is a Seamaster for every wrist, whether it is on dry land, in the boardroom, or on a boat.
The Omega Seamaster collection is currently divided into eight sub-collections: the Seamaster 1948, Seamaster 300, Railmaster, Aqua Terra 150M, Seamaster Bullhead, Seamaster Diver 300M, Planet Ocean 600M, and Seamaster Ploprof 1200M. It also houses special edition and vintage-inspired watches that pay homage to the brand’s history, such as the No Time to Die Bond SMP 300M, which is inspired by old British military watches.
The Omega Seamaster collection is proof of the brand’s history of building stylish, quality, and durable watches for active lifestyles. Explore our collection of Omega Seamaster watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.