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Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M

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For 2018, Omega has debuted a redesigned Seamaster Professional Diver 300M collection. Originally dating to 1993, the quirky 1990s styling has mostly remained intact. However, everything from the dial to the bezel to the movement has been completely revamped. Starting with a slightly larger 42 mm x 13.56 mm case (up from 41 mm), Omega has installed an updated ceramic bezel insert which now has a more durable diving scale in Ceragold or white enamel (the latter which reduces color fading). Like the bezel inserts, the dials are also made from polished ceramic and are available in a black, blue or PVD chrome color. Interestingly, Omega has reintroduced the original wavy pattern (which is now laser-engraved into the ceramic dial). The luminous indexes have been raised. The oversized skeleton hands (rhodium-plated, 18K gold, or blued) have been subtly reshaped. Even

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Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

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Unlike previous Dark Side of the Moon models, which have been powered by Omega’s advanced CO-Axial 9300 series movement, this watch houses a specially decorated version of Omega’s manually wound caliber 1861. Despite being an older design, based on Lemania (which Omega purchased), caliber 1861 is still being used in a number of important Speedmaster Moonwatch models. For this implementation in the Dark Side of the Moon, the movement has been visually enhanced to look like the moon’s surface, resulting in the new caliber 1869 designation. Laser ablation has been used to precisely decorate the bridges and main plate of the blackened movement, producing realistic imagery of the lunar surface. The movement also has blackened or matte screws, and a dark nickel coating on the wheels and balance wheel. Additionally, like the movement, the dial, which has been skeletonized,

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Introducing the Omega Speedmaster CK 2998 Limited Edition

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After the success of the Speedmaster CK 2998 Limited Edition with the white and blue dial in 2016, for 2018 Omega has produced another contemporary re-interpretation of the historic 1959 CK 2998. This time the dial is of the true Panda variety, meaning black subdials against a white dial (lightly sand-blasted silvery dial), which I’m sure will excite those who voiced opinions about the 2016 color choices. In place of the blue/white minute track and blue ceramic tachymeter bezel are a black/white minute track and black pulsometer bezel. Interestingly, “The pulsometer scale, which is used to check a person’s heartbeats per minute, has particular relevance to the CK 2998. With the original models, customers were able to choose from four different versions of the timing bezel (including tachymeter, pulsometer, decimal or telemeter). Therefore, this new model remains in-line with that

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Omega Nato Flag Straps

As the official timekeeper of the Olympics, Omega has announced a new line of nylon Nato straps that are inspired by flags of the nations competing. There are 18 countries available, plus six straps in the colors of the Olympic rings.

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Omega watches with Olympic prices?

Omega has just announced a collection of three vintage style Seamasters to commemorate the 2018 Winter Olympic Games which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection come in classic 39.5 mm Seamster cases in either 18K yellow, rose (Sedna™), or white gold (Canopus™). An eggshell white enamel dial with a vintage Omega logo, minute track, and Seamaster logo punctuated with leaf-shaped hands and applied indices in the same 18K gold material as the case. Omega started as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in 1932 and so on the casebacks, there is an 18K gold ring, which includes all the known host cities and dates from the brand’s Olympic Games journey, from Los Angeles 1932 up to Los Angeles 2028. Each watch is powered by the Master Chronometer caliber 8807 with a rose gold

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Four "In-House" Chronographs For Around $5K

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The Speedmaster Moonwatch has a hand wound chronograph movement originally derived from a Lemania base. While it lacks automatic winding or Omega’s famous Co-Axial escapement it’s 42 mm case is one of the most iconic, plus it’s rugged, good-looking, and you might enjoy actually winding it. $5,150 Tudor took a unique approach to creating the Black Bay Chronograph; it’s actually based on a Breitling caliber B01 with some basic Tudor changes packaged in a Black Bay case. For the money, there is not much better out there. $4,725 This is a modern TAG Heuer re-issue of a Heuer Autavia with a premium chronograph a column-wheel and vertical clutch chronograph configuration. Looks great with a leather strap and is also available with a beads-of-rice bracelet for $150 extra or the limited edition with a panda dial (pictured top) for $750

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Demonstration of Omega's Anti-Magnetic Technology (Video)

Originally filmed in 2013, at the official worldwide announcement in New York City (initially published on our Vimeo account) this is a demonstration of Omega’s Anti-Magnetic Watch Technology Demonstration which is resistant up to 15,000 gauss and which ultimately became the technology they refer to as Co-Axial Master Chronometer” as seen on the Railmaster (pictured above) that was announced at Baselworld 2017.

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Limited Edition

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At Baselworld, Omega introduced a watch that is unlike most others in their collection. The Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer Limited Edition is unique for a number of reasons. It has a “grand feu” fire-baked enamel dial, platinum case, a worldtimer movement, and is limited to only 87 pieces, the latter of which is maybe the most interesting as Omega typically makes their limited editions in the thousands. Like the case, which is 43 mm in diameter (21 mm interlug width), the dial is also crafted from solid platinum the has a sandblasted surface and that is contrasted by 18K yellow gold hands and indexes. The main dial chapter ring features 24 reference cities transfers and is fixed in place. In the center, is a 24-hour rotating center disc that indicates the home time (or a second time zone

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Tom Hardy wears 1940s Omega CK2129 in Dunkirk

The Omega CK2129 was first produced in the 1940s, after the start of WWII. At that time the British Royal Air Force asked Omega to make 2,000 military spec watches with rotating bezels. Rotating bezels allowed pilots to make in air calculations and more accurately time events, such precisely counting down the time until launching a coordinated mission. Further, the light color dial with dark Arabic numerals and hands made for a highly legible display, which is of course, crucial for any “tool” or “professional” watch. There are two large crowns, made to be operated with gloves on, one at 3 o’clock (sets the time), and one at 4 o’clock (rotates the bezel, and locks to prevent accidental rotation). A manual wound movement, caliber 23.4 SC, which beats at 2.5Hz and has an estimated 40-hour power reserve. This watch was

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"Starmen" documentary by Omega

Omega has created a short film featuring their brand ambassador, George Clooney, meeting his boyhood hero, Buzz Aldrin. They share stories and watch the historical lunar landing from 1969. And, of course, the iconic Speedmaster Moon Watch makes an appearance.

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