The classic James Bond watch, Omega Seamaster Diver, is under the spotlight with one of the best chronograph movements.
Omega introduced its new James Bond watches, the Seamaster Diver 300M, at Baselworld 2018 last year. The collection, which clearly shows that it was one of the best diving watches in the industry, was equipped with a revised case, a new ceramic laser engraved dial, a new ceramic insert bezel and with a new manufacture/Master Chronometer certified movement. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph is now also available in three different options to make a new revolution in the collection: stainless steel, stainless steel / Sedna Gold and solid Sedna Gold.
The new chronograph versions of the Seamaster Diver 300M are no surprise. This edition is part of both the development of the collection and the extension of past models. Setting new design codes, trying out on the highly popular 300M chronograph models and introducing at the TimeToMove (the event set for the six Swatch Group brands instead of Baselworld) is nothing but so Omega.
The basic principle of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph is to have the chronograph versions of the 2018 Diver 300M models. These models are powered by the Caliber 9900 (9901 in solid Sedna Gold version), which was tested and approved at the Planet Ocean 600 Chronograph model. Of course, things have changed since then. The Caliber 9900 used in the new models is now Master Chronometer certified, providing up to 15,000 Gauss magnetic field resistance and is now available with a sapphire case back. The self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement and column-wheel chronograph offers 60 hours of power reserve.
The case equipped with this renewed movement is slightly wider than the 42mm case used for the three-hand versions. However, it remains true to its predecessor’s diameter of 44mm. The case is water resistant up to 300 meters thanks to the screw-in pushers and helium release valve.