Omega Seamaster Diver 300M: Malaysia Price and Review

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The Bond watch returns to thrill fans.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
In 1993, Omega launched what would eventually become an icon of the 1990s, and a must–have for any James Bond fan. After all, the watch—an Omega Seamaster Professional 300M—was Bond’s wrist candy of choice in Goldeneye.

Now, 25 years later, the watch returns with a new model. Despite being a little reserved, it actually packs a lot of punches and is pretty impressive when you really get into it.

For a start, the new Seamaster case has been updated with new dimensions, up 1mm in diameter from the previous 41mm. The rest of the design remains pretty similar with lyre lugs, brushed case band and bezel, and a well-protected crown.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
The new Bond watch is, of course, introduced as an entire collection with a variety of dial, strap, bracelet and material options. Alongside this are also choices of a black dial and bezel combo or a blue dial and bezel combo.

Omega has also opted for a grey dial and blue bezel option along with a two-tone limited edition offering in titanium tantalum, but that’s for another day. Injecting some modern touches to the collection is the offering of an integrated rubber strap with brushed accents alongside the redesigned steel bracelet with five links and four contrasting polished lines. Hold ‘em up next to older Seamasters and you’ll see that the 2018 version has a flatter surface but with a thicker profile.

On the face of the watch, you’ll see the brilliantly executed laser-engraved ceramic dial featuring its well-known wave motif. On the new ceramic bezel, the diving scale is presented in white enamel, increasing the watch’s visual legibility and durability. The date window has also been moved from three o’clock to six o’clock, resulting in a more balanced dial. Also, the signature skeletonised hands and applied indexes have been redesigned without altering its original DNA.

Inside the watch, Omega uses its in-house METAS certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement, the Omega Calibre 8800 automatic. This is a robust and precise engine operating at 3.5Hz with a co-axial escapement, boasting a power reserve of 55 hours.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
Equipped with a silicon hairspring and non-magnetic parts, the movement is impervious to magnetic fields. A surprising feature is the sapphire caseback, which lets you see the movement as it operates, something that older Seamasters did not have.

At the end of the day, the Omega Seamaster 300M is an elegant ticker that belies its tool watch functionality. Available later this year, it’ll be a great addition to anyone who is looking for a tool watch with character and panache—perfect for Bond wannabes.

Case

42mm stainless steel

Dial

Black, blue or silver in ceramic

Movement

Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800

Bracelet/Strap

Matching bracelet or integrated rubber strap, both with fold-over extending dive clasp

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Power Reserve

55 hours

Price

RM20,250 (stainless steel)

Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.



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