Omega did a great job introducing the Seamaster without changing its iconic status! Now, the Omega Seamaster Men's Watch is just better watch with its classic looks intact!
The Omega Seamaster Pro is considered to be a truly iconic watch for its own merits and not because James Bond wore it on the big screen! The 2012 Omega Seamaster Men's Watch is an updated version of the earlier Seamaster; its ceramic bezel insert and a plain, lacquered dial being its major aesthetic highlights
The world lovingly calls the Omega Seamaster Men's Watch the blue three-hander and there's a reason behind. The 'blue' is unlike any other 'blue'-s the watch world has ever seen; if you know how a freshly waxed blue car looks, you'll get the idea. It's subtle and deep; miles apart from the bright and distracting shades of blues that often make you feel uncomfortable in social and professional settings.
The closest comparison to the Omega Seamaster Men's Watch is an elegant tank. That's no doubt due to its heft, but the elegance comes solely from the alternating brushed and polished surfaces. The watch also has perhaps the smoothest operations among the screw-in crown types than any other dive watches available and even if you are just a desk diver, the Helium-escape valve shall add some extra oomph into the mix.
The unidirectional rotating bezel comes with a ceramic insert. It's a nice, healthy dose of bling along with the domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It is invisible i.e. it doesn't give of reflections and allows looking straight into the lacquered dial, about which we spoke earlier. What we didn't mention is the deep blue changes its shade to an extent depending on the angle from which you are viewing it.
It's a real pleasure to see the flat blue changing into an ocean of liquid blue; even the date window reveals a dark blue background that blends with the dial. The blue-lumed markers and green-lumed skeleton hands and a bezel pip are also new additions and break the monotony of being green throughout.
The case-back engravings are something to behold! Here, you'll find the trademark Omega Sea-Dragon, covering a modified ETA 2892 movement that Omega calls a Calibre 2500. The modification is by Omega, which is, the addition of Omega's co-axial escapement technology that makes it a COSC-certified chronometer. Beating at 25,200 bph or 7 beats per second, it has a longer stride than other ETA movements.
The bracelet on the Omega Seamaster Men's Watch uses screw-pins; not pushpins with collars, which makes adjustments easier. The clasp and pushbutton assembly are also different from the older Seamaster versions; smooth, shiny and finely crafted to perfection. No doubt, it's a job well done!