Omega new watches 2021: (continually being updated)
Today, which marks March's penultimate Speedy Tuesday, Omega has uncovered its 2021 new watches. The new product release includes fully renewed collections, like the 2021 new Omega Seamaster 300, product range extensions other than new and unexpected watch accessories; here is the case with the NASA-branded new Velcro Strap to pair with your Speedmaster Moonwatch. Let's scroll through the novelties; we will continuously update this report, our priority being two releases: the new Seamaster 300 and the Speedmaster Moonwatch's new NASA Velcro Straps.
The 2021 Seamaster is in the headlines, without a doubt. Omega watches focused on revamping the Moonwatch in 2020 while adding the collectors' ready Silver Snoopy Award (I am on the waiting list to get mine). In contrast, 2021 is synonymous with another timepiece most Omega collectors value as equally relevant. In 2020, plenty of forums already uncovered leaked photos of the new Seamaster 300, as early as last December. The new Omega Seamaster 300 is finally here, loaded with a thoroughly redesigned case and bracelet.
Its style is close to the original one more than ever before; the inlay on the rotating bezel now comes in oxalic aluminum, then anodized to increase its resistance to unwanted shocks. The steel bracelet has been improved too, following the approach Omega used when designing the 2020 Moonwatch, by adopting, for example, a design that tapers towards the folding buckle, which is now narrower and smaller (the lug-to-lug distance measures 21mm; the bracelet is 16mm large when it's close to the clasp instead).
Unlike the now-old Seamaster 300 collection, the dial has a delicious sandwich-like design and adopts Arabic numerals whose font is a nod to the original version; also, the dial is uncluttered with no other writings excluded the wording Seamaster 300 at six o'clock. The central second's hand has a "lollipop type" style to it, while the metal ring between the sapphire crystal and bezel is now thinner, allowing the dial opening to measure 30.4 mm instead of the previous 29.5 mm. The 41mm case houses the Omega Master Chronometer certified automatic caliber 8912. The conical-shaped crown is new too, but I admit I like the previous one more.
I love the new top-of-the-range Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold, which indeed is a class of its own in this class of products. Combining bronze with 9K 37.5% gold, palladium, and silver, Omega aims to offer a new kind of bronze case whose tone is between 18K Moonshine™ gold and 18K Sedna™ gold. Unlike the steel models, the Omega Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold comes with a brown ceramic insert on the rotating bezel. We do not have additional information regarding prices and availability so far.
2021 Omega Seamaster 300's price list
The new Omega Seamaster 300 retail prices start at 6200 Euros for the steel version with a leather strap; the full steel Seamaster 300's asking price is 6500 Euros and, finally, the Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold retails for 11600 Euros.
If you own or are about to make an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch yours, the new Velcro® strap with the NASA logo is the ultimate Speedy accessory.
Omega has unveiled three new Velcro® straps featuring the American space agency's signature "meatball" logo. They come with three color options: white, black, and silver, the latter mimicking a pre-Apollo space mission's suit, like Gemini and Mercury. The black and white represent the depth of space and the Apollo missions, instead.
Omega is no newcomer to making Velcro® straps; with the Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska Project special edition, the brand included a white Velcro strap to replace the bracelet, and the new Velcro® one follows the same approach while replicating as closely as possible the original Velcro®, a piece of essential equipment for any Speedmaster ready for a space mission. Each Velcro® Strap is 20mm wide and retails for 200 Euros.
The new Omega De Ville Trésor is as interesting as the re-engineered flagship new Seamaster 300, in my opinion. The collection has undergone a consistent overhaul while drawing inspiration from the historical models, showcasing a small seconds counter at six o'clock. The case has been redesigned, and the timepiece now comes in two options: a time-only with small seconds at six o'clock and a newer one adding a power reserve register at twelve. In keeping with tradition and the outgoing offering, this classic men's collection is powered by the hand-wound Master Chronometer certified movements housed in a 40mm large case.
Although Omega has just revealed its flagship models, coming in yellow gold for the power reserve edition and Sedna™ gold for small seconds option instead, the collection also includes steel models for those approaching a Trésor. The portfolio consists of four different calibers: calibers 8935 and 8936 equip the Trésor Power Reserve, adopting a steel or Sedna™ Gold balance bridge, respectively. The Trésor with small seconds, on the other hand, comes standard with calibers 8926 or 8927. Again, the movements differ in the material chosen for the balance wheel's bridge. As a result, either the yellow gold or Sedna™ options all feature a Sedna™ gold balance wheel's bridge caliber.
From a design standpoint, the 2021 De Ville Trésor introduces cambered glass and dial, with curved applied baton indexes on top, too. Omega did a great job in making a good, yet too mainstream design look bolder, improving details to an extent never seen before on this proposition. Also, I love the new Omega logo placed at three o'clock on the dial.
Among the top-end propositions, I'll add a couple of attractive options you'll see by solely surfing the Omega website. They are the Omega De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer Power Reserve 40mm in Sedna™ Gold with a blue dial and the Omega De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 40mm with a yellow gold case and a green dial.
2021 Omega De Ville Trésor: retail price
As far as the whole collection concerns, retail prices start at 7000 Euros up to 17500 Euros.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Omega watches)
Gaetano C @Horbiter®