Omega's Seamaster is an iconic model that has a long and storied history of 70 years since its introduction. It's a premier diving and watersport watch that has been produced in a range of variants to offer styles suitable for dressier and more sophisticated occasions as well as for everyday wear for the sports-oriented. Here are the 10 best Omega Seamaster models of all time for your enjoyment and consideration.
10. Seamaster 300M
The Seamaster 300M made its debut in 1994. It has continued to be a favorite in the professional line of diving watches offered at Omega. This is the watch worn by Pierce Brosnan in the Bond film "GoldenEye." The watch features a blue wave dial for eye appeal. The upgraded movement applied for 1995 was a Co-Axial Omega 2500 with precision timekeeping. Both automatic and quartz movements are available with a choice of complications including chronograph, time-date, GMT, a unidirectional rotating bezel with a choice of aluminum or ceramic inserts if you go with a 2012 or newer model.
9. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M
The Seamster Planet Ocean was revealed in 2003 in a diver that was designed for deeper sea diving excursions. The helium escape valve, COSC certification, and enhanced water resistance made it one of the most popular models for professional and hobby divers. The 600M designation certifies its estimated capacity for diving to depths of 600 meters. This is an innovative liver that features bezels crated of the trademarked Liquidmetal material with an in-house movement called the Omega 8500 caliber. It comes in a range of sizes from 42 mm to 46 mm in width with standard time-date, GMT, and the complications of a chronograph.
8. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Aqua Terra version was released in 2002, giving a nod to the original Seamasters in persona. The casual to dressy styling and water-resistance made this more of an everyday watch for beach enthusiasts and snorkelers. The water resistance is minimal at 150 meters in comparison to some other divers, but it's a lovely timepiece that has been seen on more than one yacht. The movement has a high resistance to magnetic fields. Aesthetically, the watch is available in a broad range of sizes including 30 mm, 34, mm 38.5 mm, 41.5 mm, 44 mm, and the oversized 49.2 mm for large wrists. The Seamaster Aqua Terra comes standard with time, GMT, chronograph, an annual calendar, and Worldtime functions.
7. Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer 950 Platinum Limited Edition
This is a special limited edition of the Omega Seamaster 300 Master, with a platinum case that measures 41 mm in diameter. Special features include a transparent case back that allows you to observe the inner workings of the mechanical movement. The screw-in-style crown adds to its water resistance for a rating of 300 meters or 1,000 feet. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating type with an automatic chronometer movement with anti-magnetic features. The black dial is protected with a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflective coating for bright conditions, and lume added to the hour markers for illumination in low light. Available case metals for the special editions include titanium, stainless steel, 18k Sedna gold, and 18k yellow gold.
6. Omega Seamaster Plongeur Professional
The Plongeur Profesional edition of the Omega Seamaster was first released in 2009. The name is translated from the French language as "professional diver." This model is a special edition made for divers by divers with a depth rating of up to 1,200 meters for water resistance. The most outstanding features of the watch are its high water resistance, the helium escape value, unique placement of the crown, and crown protection moved o the 9 o'clock position versus the 3 o'clock, and it can be found in a 55mm x 48 mm titanium case for larger wrists.
5. Omega Seamaster Railmaster
The Omega Seamaster Railmaster is a specialty timepiece that is resistant to magnetic fields. It's a practical watch for scientists, physicists, and railroad workers. The doubled case protects the movement from magnetic fields up to 1,000 gausses. It's a water-resistant watch with greater emphasis on its anti-magnetic qualities.
4. 1969 Omega Seamaster Bullhead
The Omega Seamaster Bullhead made its first appearance n 1969. If you find an original release, you will own a rare chronograph watch by Omega. You'll know it on sight with its wedge-shaped case that is asymmetrical with the controls for the chronograph features placed on the top of the case.
3. Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition
The Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition is a commemorative model created to pay tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Omega Seamaster model. It is an extremely limited edition with a combination of leaf hands or dauphine for the two options. The outer appearance is old school with a nod to the days of World War II, yet the inner workings of a modern precision timepiece.
2. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo White Limited Edition
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo White is a limited edition timepiece. It has a strict limit of 2,020 units. It features a stainless steel case that is 39.5 mm wide. The Tokyo White model commemorates the Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan. It served as the Official Timekeeper of the events. The dial is white polished ceramic. The central second's hand is red-tipped in honor of Japan's flag. The bezel is white ceramic Liquidmetal with a diving scale and red liquid ceramic filling for the number 20 on the scale. The strap is white leather. The front and exhibition case back is made from sapphire crystal, resistant to scratching. The movement is the in-house Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8800. It comes with a NATO strap and a stainless steel bracelet.
1. Omega Seamaster Chronograph 1968
One of the best Seamasters of all time is the vintage Seamaster Chronograph 1968. This timepiece is one of the more elegant and dressier versions of the diving model. The layout of the dial is simple. Subdials are symmetrically placed and easy to read. The Omega Seamaster Chronograph 1968 is an all-time favorite of seamen. It was used later on the Space Shuttle in the 1980s era.
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