Until then, most ceramic watches had a single case sharpening finish. The sandwich architecture and the palms’ design (despite the fact that bronze-colored) have been retained, apart from the seconds hand with diamond-formed luminous tip. For this new Omega Seamaster 300 Collection, the brand has additionally worked on the dial, with the same idea of retro styling and sleeker design. As such, the model has opted for a so-called sandwich dial created from two layers.
The lugs are adorned by a nice polished bevel on the side too, but nothing new right here. The flat surfaces are polished while the casebands are brushed. Finally, there’s a brand new conical screw-in crown and water-resistance, as you’d anticipate from the name, remains to be rated at 300 metres. There’s a new, far more domed sapphire crystal too over the dial, once again enhancing the retro look of the watch.
Nice to see Omega making an effort to slim down their automated calibres. The steel on bracelet is an attractive watch, and if I noticed somebody sporting it I’d give a little nod of appreciation. This is likely one of the few watches with ‘fauxtina’ that I think fits it – another being JLC’s U.S model of the Reverso Tribute to 1931. The new Omega Seamaster 300 includes a domed sapphire crystal in addition to an exhibition sapphire caseback.
Only till lately has any watch maker made a totally anti-magnetic movement. The first watch able to withstand magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss was the Omega Aqua Terra Gauss. The first full anti-magnetic movement and Master Chronometer licensed by the COSC is the Omega Constellation “Pie-Pan” Globemaster. This motion is able to having a see-via case-back (the cal. 8800 in the new Seamaster 300 M) characterised by a motion with totally anti-magnetic elements.