It is a part of the sporty Seamaster collection, introduced to honour the brand’s maritime legacies. Exquisite heritage meets an adventurous, pioneering spirit in a mix of steel and ceramics, with sapphire crystal filling the show.
Let’s start with the dial.
It’s the kind of black that’s very deep and glossy. It is attractive for its successful achievement of the kind of creaminess – the wow factor - you might place within the subtle groups. Look close and you can see reflections of the skeletonised, central hour and minute hands on the dial. The black has an advantage over other colours and is a little more versatile in its usage. Very few watches can actually compare to the black of the Seamaster.
Black also demands keeping it clean for the true beauty to show. The obsessive are not going to mind constant polishing. Each rub brings you near to an outcome that’s truly sexy.
The Seamaster has very compact and very sharp texts on the dial. Everything is in its place, the red Seamaster and the italic font stands out from the surrounding black. The red tip of the seconds-hand also helps in quick tracking the passage of time.
The emblem of Omega is actually an impressive, 3D object, not print. It has been raised noticeably from the dial (closer inspection needed) and plated with rhodium the same way the hands are. That sharp metallic glimmer is actually from rhodium, which makes a fabulous plating element. It is glitteringly, dazzlingly white and reflects just like mirror; say chrome on a whiter, hyper mode. Rhodium is considered the most reflective among metals. The word OMEGA has been rather applied than printed and is a change. The date display is in raised silver numerals on a background of black, unlike the previous white.
The Seamaster is a dive watch with skeleton hands. That’s a very scary, pretentious and futile idea, at least initially. But somehow you end up loving them, not hating. They are far more useless than they seem. The structures are solidly built and strongly influence the entire of the watch’s appearance. The glossy backdrop is visible through the hands, but the rhodium’s glint and a faint border define their stretch.
The seconds hand is simple and rather long. There’s a small circular indicator at its end. The red tip draws the eye and shares a pleasant relationship with the slightly deeper red seen in the “Omega Seamaster” text on the face.
The ceramic bezel is more like very deep shade of grey rather than black, which brings a subtle change in continuity. It kind of makes the bezel look sturdier, like a harder material should. The bezel indicators though very precise, are not metal-injected as in Planet Ocean. They are painted instead. It changes 120 positions to turn once completely and clicks twice per minute.
The scalloped outer edge is brush-finished, but the smoothness of the scalloping adds a faint gleam to it. The scallops help to maintain grip when you twist the bezel.
The screw-down, machined and polished, standard-function crown is a very elegant one. Same goes for the helium-release valve at 10’0 clock. The 3’o clock crown blends effortlessly with the surrounding crown-guards, forming a vital piece in the watches physique. Whereas with the band; it is certainly one of the most comfortable ones, with machine-finished links and smooth curves that wrap around the wrist. Adequate clearance between each link allows relief from pinches and pulls. And the Calibre 2500 doesn’t require an introduction. Together, it’s an almost flawless design from Omega.
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