We accompanied you on the path to the next Rio 2016 Olympics, starting with the Speedmaster Mark 2 Rio 2016 and then one day, almost by chance, we stumbled upon a Bullhead with the colours of Brazil and of the Olympics, and we provided you with a post as well. We most certainly couldn’t miss the chance to shoot the model that fully embodies summer, as well as the last step towards the big event, the historic Omega diver and (possibly) the last limited edition presented by Omega before the official start of the Olympic Games.
All Seamaster Diver 300M’s enthusiasts will be able to choose one of the 3016 specimens that Omega customized for Rio 2016. On the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 the dial is a scale reproduction of the famous mosaics designed by Burle Marx on the beach in Copacabana, a motif that seems perfect for a diver’s watch and that has in fact already been used, with a blue background, on the Seamaster Diver 300M in the 90s. The central ring of the rotating bezel is made of ceramics, and on this the minutes have been enameled, using the same colours of the five Olympic circles, while the back cover bears the engraving of the official Rio 2016 logo. These are, in short, the only differences with the classic style of the Seamaster Diver 300M, its helix-shaped lugs, the pure diver’s watch dial and the helium expulsion valve located at 10 o’clock.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 is the accomplished personalization of an icon, a model that represents the sporty elegance of the diver’s watches from the 90s. The Seamaster Diver 300M is one of the evergreens of the maison from Bienne; its classic style, that of a not too large (it only measures 41mm) nor too thick three-hands-diver’s watch is unmistakable and it is one of those models that is actually experiencing a “second youth” on the second-hand market as well as on the current one (my favourite is the Vancouver 2010 edition),
also because essentially Omega has not revolutionized it during the last ten years, on the contrary it has constantly improved it by adding aesthetical updates that benefitted the whole range. Animated by the Omega Co-Axial 2500 caliber, the first hybrid version with a Co-Axial escapement that is also featured on my Planet Ocean Casino Royale, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Rio 2016 will be soon available in the Omega boutiques at a retail price of 4000€.