New Seamaster Diver 300M Models
Seamaster 300M Reference 126.96.36.199.99.001
Ahead of the show opening, these might be the two watches I'm most excited to see in the metal. If the details have been executed as properly as I think they have been, these could be two straight up home runs for Omega. Personally, I think it's the sub-seconds model for me, since it feels a little more s, but it's almost a coin flip. Which do you prefer? I'd love to know, so drop a note in the comments below.
Applied Arabic numerals and daggers Lume: On hands and dagger-shaped hour markers center seconds only Water Resistance: Blue-grey leather strap center second , brown leather strap small seconds , both with vintage-style Omega pin buckles.
Omega Caliber center seconds Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds Diameter: Automatic winding in both direction Frequency: Resistant to magnetism up to 15, Gauss, silicon balance spring, Omega free-sprung balance, co-axial escapement, rhodium-plated bridges and rotor, and blackened screws, barrel, and balance wheel. The first two numbers after the letter signify which Breitling caliber movement has been used for the watch As stated earlier from the number system was totally changed , the new system comprised of a letter followed by 5 numbers, the letter indicated what the watch was made from, as an example 13 is the cal 13 valjoux or 17 is the cal 17 ETA or 12 is a cal 12 lemania or The third number states whether the watch is a certified chronometer , this will be 0 if it is not an independently certified chronometer or 3 if it is a certified chronometer also a 4 and 6 has been used which again shows it is not a certified chronometer.
The last 2 numbers show the model of the watch as an example the A is a steel Breitling shark automatic non chronometer with eta movement. Should you happen to find any mistakes with our information then please contact the webmaster. Back to Main Watch Information Index. Chronomat with Venus movement 2 sub dials. Chronomat with Venus movement late 's to the 60's. Large case Navitimer still with Venus movement. Big case Chronomat with Venus mvt. The caseback will have the same original Seahorse logo engraved, just like the version.
The original Railmaster was a simple watch designed for scientists, technicians and others that worked near electrical fields. It had a double cased anti-magnetic design to protect the movement. The dial and hands are again faithful to the original, with the same arrow tipped hour hand and vintage style lume.
The indices are sunk into the dial to allow for deeper lume plots that can give a stronger glow. The Railmaster is powered by the Omega Master Chronometer caliber , which not coincidentally can resist magnetic fields up to 15, gauss the same magnetic field strength as a typical 1. Distinctive with its broad arrow hour hand and external steel tachymeter bezel. The original was the first chronograph to feature the tachymeter engraved on an external bezel rather than printed on the dial, a design that was intended to benefit race car drivers.
Of course, when NASA chose the Speedmaster for its astronauts during the Moon missions, that changed the focus and history of this iconic watch. The new LE is again extremely faithful to the original, and will be powered by the Omega caliber manual wind movement. For those fortunate enough to have the means to acquire all three of these amazing watches, there will be a special Trilogy presentation box edition limited to pieces.
It will feature an oak outer box with an engraved Seahorse logo on the lid and an engraved numbered plate on the front. Inside will be a smaller vintage style box with containing all three of the watches.