Introducing the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph in Gold, Titanium & TantalumBy Kevin Cureau
When Omega released the redesigned Seamaster 300M collection in 2018, fans of the brand were treated to a special model composed of three metals: tantalum, titanium and their proprietary 18K Sedna gold.
Now, two years later, the brand is adding a chronograph complication to this eye-catching tri-metal combination, but it turns out that a similar timepiece was already introduced by the brand in 1993 as the reference 2296.80, where Omega used tantalum for the first time ever in one of their timepieces. You can imagine then, how avant-garde the watch was for its time.
The new 2020 model uses grade 2 titanium for the majority of the timepiece making the watch an extremely light and wearable chronograph watch to wear. The resistance of titanium to high temperatures and corrosion also make this timepiece the ultimate sports watch for any activity on land or underwater. The distinctive blue/grey hues of tantalum offer here a subtle but enjoyable contrast to the precious 18K Sedna gold material prominently used on the bezel of this Seamaster 300M which is also adorned with a laser-ablated diving scale. Gold is also used on the bracelet links to mark a separation between tantalum and titanium.
The dial is in polished blue ceramic featuring the distinctive laser-engraved “wave” pattern, which was reintroduced with the launch of the new Seamaster collection two years ago.
All in all, this new Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph Ti/Ta/Sedna Gold is a breathtaking and proud successor to the original 1993 model and elevates the watch with contemporary updates. It’s a bold look, displaying unabashedly Omega’s expertise in working with this rare, exotic material. The watch is 44mm in size and is powered by the brand’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900, certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The watch is a numbered edition and features on the side of the case an 18K Sedna gold plate engraved with each watches’ unique number.
Retailing at CHF 18,100, the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph Ti/Ta/Sedna Gold will hit Omega boutiques exclusively this fall.
Self-winding Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900; hours, minutes, seconds; date; chronograph; power reserve: 35-45 hours
44mm in titanium, tantalum and 18K Sedna gold; water resistant to 300m
Polished blue ceramic [ZrO2] dial with laser-engraved waves
Titanium, tantalum, Sedna gold bracelet