The Omega Seamaster Diver Professional 300m

The Omega Seamaster Diver Professional 300m

15 January 2014 | Omega , Diving Watches , Watch Reviews

The Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m you are about to read today is not any diving timepiece found among the many available we were willing to describe. This is the diving watch in its purest form, hour only, round case, oversized luminous indexes, and a helium escape valve placed exactly where you expect to find it:

And the Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m illustrated has not been the 1st in the pipeline of the revamped Seamaster series launched, in the early 90's, but rather an evolution. A range whose guidelines were to fulfil the needs required by authentic wristwatches for divers; never the less was the 1993 Seamaster series endorsed by professional diver Roland Specker, who wore it while swimming underwater and setting two world records in the waters of the Lake of Neuchatel.

Omega Seamaster Professional for Horbiter 16The original Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m boasted some interesting technical features such as the COSC certification (please read the lettering "Chronometer") and a 300m waterproofness. All enclosed in a stainless steel 41mm wide round case, whose case back was solid as it has to be a diver's watch, with the Seamaster series' hallmark: the Seahorse medallion and the “non-skid waves” engraved on it.

Omega Seamaster Professional for Horbiter 5This timepiece has, in my opinion, at least two touch points: the dial is a long standing hallmark of the Seamaster series, made out of a blue navy “wave decoration” plate, whose colour slightly changes with light, shifting from a matt to a strong, vivid blue. That design is Seamaster's hallmark even now, but blue navy has now been replaced by a different, darker one:

Omega Seamaster Professional for Horbiter 6The second one is the bezel, which is highly mirror-polished as it is the steel case, far different from what it is used today, such as ceramic inlays, that have widely replaced the classic graduated scale on an aluminum ring. It gives the Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Diver that luxurious touch, not easy to find even in many other today's classy timepieces. And how not celebrate the beauty of the (super) luminous baton hour indexes with the stunning triangular oversized hour marker at 12.

Omega Seamaster Professional for Horbiter 3There's a special reason this Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Diver is meaningful! It was worn and advertised by a charismatic and beloved New Zealander back in 2000: Sir Peter Blake. He wore it during the “Blakexpedition”, an ecological expedition supported by Omega and the United Nations in 2000 to protect the marine eco-system.

Sir Peter Blake and Omega 2That is why we did choose, above all, this Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Diver.

(Photo credit: courtesy of Omega Watches; Horbiter®'s proprietary photo shooting)

Gaetano C. @Horbiter®

@Gaetano Cimmino

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  1. user Jacopo scrive:

    salve, riprendo questo interessantissimo argomento per provare a capire le differenze tra alcune referenze che mi sembrano molto simili, cioè la 168.1623, 2231.80, 2253.80 e 2555.80... qualcuno può aiutarmi? un caro saluto

  2. user Jacopo scrive:

    Salve potrei gentilmente sapere la referenza di questo spettacolare Seamaster? Non lo avevo mai visto col quadrante blu, pensavo che quel modello esistesse solo nero con referenza 2254.50 (indossato da Ray Donovan nella omonima serie). Ringrazio anticipatamente, un caro saluto

    • Horbiter® scrive:

      Ciao Jacopo, la referenza è la 168.1640. Un saluto, Gaetano.

  3. user Ian scrive:

    Wasn't this watch also made in titanium and was the watch issued for the TANGAROA EXPEDITION

    • Horbiter - Watches & Luxury Horbiter - Watches & Luxury scrive:

      Hi Ian I think just Eterna has partnered with the Tangaroa Expedition. Gaetano

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