For the summer season of 2023 and to rejoice the gathering’s Seventy fifth anniversary, Omega launches 11 new Seamaster Summer season Blue watches — 11 new references unfold throughout seven collections that the model lists below the Seamaster class. Particularly, it’s the Omega Aqua Terra, Worldtimer, Seamaster 300, Seamaster Diver 300M, Planet Ocean, Ploprof, and Extremely Deep collections that obtain new and “daring dials that embrace a placing tone harking back to an ideal day on a boundless sea.”
Most significantly, right here’s what’s frequent amongst all these new Omega Seamaster watches. All of them put on a “Summer season Blue” shade on their dial, achieved with layers of varnish both rigorously utilized or free-flowing, relying on the required impact. The dials get darker on the watches with a better depth score — the Extremely Deep, rated at 6,000 meters, has however a splash of blue proper on the middle of its dial, whereas the Aqua Terra 150M 38mm has a vivid blue face. The caseback of all items is both laser-engraved or relief-engraved with a trident-bearing Poseidon and two seahorses, Omega’s 1956 unique and the model’s present design. The seahorse theme dates again to the Fifties when Omega got down to create a logo to characterize your entire Seamaster assortment. It was then that “designer Jean-Pierre Borle discovered the inspiration on a visit to Venice: the sculpted representations of Neptune’s Seahorse on both sides of town’s iconic gondolas.”
The Omega Aqua Terra 150M line receives three new references: the Aqua Terra 150M 38mm 22.214.171.124.03.004, Aqua Terra 150M 126.96.36.199.03.005 (metal bracelet), and Aqua Terra 150M 188.8.131.52.03.008 (rubber strap). The primary within the listing is the 38mm version, powered by the Omega Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer 8800 with “sailboat” indexes and a brushed and polished bracelet with rounded hyperlinks. The latter two are the 8900-powered 41mm variations with the well-known horizontally striped dial matched to a metal bracelet or rubber strap. Omega has up to date the fingers and indexes on each the 38mm and 41mm variations with a “distinctive gentle blue” Tremendous-LumiNova to higher match the brand new dial shade. The Omega Aqua Terra 150M 41mm is priced at $6,400 on the rubber strap and $6,600 on the bracelet, whereas the 38mm model is $7,000.
The Omega Aqua Terra Worldtimer is a set that obtained three new versions only a month in the past — apparently, Omega has been leaning closely on this line as of late. The 43mm-wide Aqua Terra Worldtimer Summer season Blue retains its laser-ablation dial texture and color-grading to imitate the creased floor of the assorted continents and provides an ocean in blue to match the blue major dial and blue metropolis rings round its periphery. It should be stated, the Aqua Terra Worldtimer appears very refreshing and funky on this new gentle blue. It comes both on a metal bracelet (184.108.40.206.03.002) or a blue rubber strap (220.127.116.11.03.002) and is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer Calibre 8938. The Omega Aqua Terra Worldtimer Summer season Blue is priced at $9,200 on the rubber strap and $9,400 on the bracelet.
The Omega Seamaster 300 Summer season Blue is a nod to the unique Seamaster that was a part of Omega’s “skilled” trilogy (you may learn more about that trilogy here) again in 1957. The brand new model comes outfitted with the 8912 caliber, measures 41mm-wide, and has a symmetrical case with polished and brushed components with a metal bracelet to match. The varnished Summer season Blue dial is a tad darker to mirror that it’s double the water resistance of the Aqua Terra items. The indices are vivid blue, save for the minute hand and the pip on the bezel that are inexperienced, in true Seamaster custom. The Omega Seamaster 300 Summer season Blue watch is priced at round $6,700.
The 42mm-wide Seamaster Diver 300M Summer season Blue retains its distinctive skeletonized fingers and debatable helium escape valve at 10 o’clock and combines these with a PVD-treated and varnished Summer season Blue dial with elevated vignetting because the blue fades into black close to the sting. On the entrance, the blue ceramic bezel is handled with a brand new Summer season Blue grand feu enamel, the ZrO2 ceramic dial retains its edged wave sample, whereas across the again we discover one of many cooler casebacks in latest reminiscence: The aforementioned trident-bearing Poseidon and two seahorses in high-polished aid. Beneath we discover the 8800 caliber. The Omega Seamaster 300M Summer season Blue is offered on a metal bracelet (18.104.22.168.03.003) or a rubber strap (22.214.171.124.03.002). The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Summer season Blue watch is priced at $5,900 on the rubber strap and $6,300 on the bracelet.
The model claims that the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Summer season Blue (126.96.36.199.03.002) is for “these on the lookout for severe dive tech.” Measuring in at a fairly extra compact 39.5mm-wide, the Planet Ocean 600M Summer season Blue version options chunky utilized hour markers together with block Arabic indexes, gentle blue Tremendous-LumiNova across the dial and the hour hand, and, once more, consistent with Seamaster custom, inexperienced on the minute hand and bezel pip. Its ceramic dial is PVD handled and varnished with a gradient end, the caseback options the identical design because the 300M model, and the watch is powered by the 8800 caliber. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Summer season Blue watch is priced at $7,400.
The Omega Seamaster Ploprof Summer season Blue (brief for PLOngeur PROfessionnel, French for “skilled diver”) is an absolute beast on this planet of dive watches and though it’s typically ignored as a result of its
ungainly distinctive design, fortunately, it was not not noted from the Seventy fifth-anniversary celebrations and has obtained the Summer season Blue therapy. Rated waterproof to a crushing depth of 1,200 meters (4,000 ft), it incorporates a sprint of blue within the middle of its dial that rapidly fades into darkness. The bezel, too, is darker than what we’ve seen on different releases with a Summer season Blue dial. The minute hand is in gentle blue, as are the chunky monobloc indexes and bezel markings. Every thing we have now simply listed lights up at midnight, once more, with the minute hand and bezel triangle in inexperienced and the remainder in a brand new gentle blue. To search out out what it’s prefer to put on a Ploprof in the long term, read our full review here. The Omega Seamaster Ploprof Summer season Blue (188.8.131.52.03.001) watch is priced at $14,300.
The Omega Seamaster Extremely Deep Summer season Blue delivers as one would count on from that daring identify: It could actually journey to six,000 meters under the floor of the ocean (plus one other 25% security margin past that) and carry on ticking. To study extra in regards to the fascinating sporting expertise such a watch creates, read our hands-on here. The Omega Seamaster Extremely Deep Summer season Blue version watch is 45.5mm-wide with a case and bracelet crafted from O-MEGASTEEL. Its particular dial texture Omega claims to be “a precise illustration of the Challenger Deep mapped by the 5 Deeps workforce.” Properly, that texture now comes with a lacquered end, produced by letting an “ocean of lacquer stream throughout the dial.” The case safeguards the Omega Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer 8912 caliber, the identical as is within the Ploprof. A enjoyable element, the dial reveals an “OMEGA WAS HERE” scribble when seen below UV gentle, pointing towards the world document dive of 10,935m and exhibiting the Western, Central and Jap Swimming pools. The Omega Seamaster Extremely Deep Summer season Blue watch is priced at $13,000.
That is our fast have a look at the Omega Seamaster Summer season Version watches, a giant launch to rejoice the Seventy fifth anniversary of the gathering. You can learn more at the brand’s website.