This morning, Omega debuted the Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition, which helps support Nekton, a non-profit research foundation established to accelerate the protection of the world’s oceans.
The “First Descent,” a series of missions to explore and conserve the Indian Ocean, which began in 2019, will resume next year — with Omega supporting the efforts.
Each mission combines state of the art technology with inspirational public engagement. An approach greatly admired by Omegas’s CEO Raynald Aeschlimann, who sees clear parallels with Nekton and the watch company he leads.
“Our friends at Nekton are protecting the ocean with the global goal of 30% protection by 2030. As a pioneering brand with a long history of pushing at the boundaries of what is possible, we have the utmost respect for this bold, confident vision and we’re thrilled to help make the goal a reality“.
The Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton comes in a 42 mm diameter polished and brushed stainless steel case, with a laser-ablated matte-finished black ceramic [ZrO2] dial with a polished pattern in relief, applied indices, large skeletonized sword-shaped hour and minute hands, no date display, and a bright red center second hand.
The case is water-resistant to 300 meters topped with a domed sapphire crystal and uni-directional rotating bezel manufactured in grade 5 titanium and that features a laser-ablated polished diving scale in raised relief contrasted by the frosted silver surface of the bezel insert. Embossed with the Nekton submarine medallion, the screw-in caseback has Omega’s innovative NAIAD LOCK system which always keeps the wording oriented in the upright position.
Powering the Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition is Omega’s Master Chronometer caliber 8806 that has a bi-directional winding rotor, a free sprung balance wheel with silicon balance spring, and a 55-hour power reserve. The movement has been decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque, blackened screw, and rhodium-plated rotor and bridges
An integrated black rubber strap with polished-brushed buckle or stainless steel bracelet completes the look. Retail is $5,850 on a black rubber strap or $6,150 on the stainless steel bracelet.
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