On May 22, 4:00 PM UTC
Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer Divers 126.96.36.199.01.001
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Initially released in 1948 and based on watches used by airmen in WWII, the Omega Seamaster has become one of Omega’s best-known collections. Initially, a dress-style watch with thick lugs, the Seamaster was designed to promote daily wear while remaining functional for use in water with 62.5 meters of water resistance. However, the modern Seamaster that we know and love today was born nine years later, in 1957. This was when the Seamaster 300 was released after Omega was inspired to upgrade the Seamaster after they had 50 Seamaster cases with rubber O-ring gaskets tested in 1955, which led them to work with new materials and push their boundaries. As a result, they created the Seamaster 300, which featured a heavily luminescent dial and handset, a rotating bezel, a thick domed hesalite crystal, and double crown seals. Interestingly, while named the Seamaster 300, the watch was originally only rated for 200m of water resistance, with Omega insisting the watch could outperform the testing equipment. Either way, the Seamaster lives on as James Bond's watch of choice and now enjoys the privileged position in today’s market as one of the most iconic dive watches ever released. Launched in 2018, the watch we have here is the ref. 188.8.131.52.01.001 – the latest edition of the Seamaster 300m, with the all-new inhouse automatic cal. 8800 METAS-certified movement, a black ceramic bezel and a matching black ceramic dial with wave engravings, and a comfortable black rubber strap. Perhaps the optimal tool watch, this model is a seriously impressive member of the Seamaster stable with its elegantly crafted construction and carefully executed finishing marking Omega’s high-end attention-to-detail. Alongside its rich history, this is certainly a watch one can be proud to own and wear.
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Est. value range
$3,000 – $4,000
Automatic cal. 8800
Black rubber strap
Watch, box and papers
Watch is in near-mint condition showing only minor signs of wear.
A brilliantly executed watch that goes above and beyond the reach of plenty of its competitors, the Seamaster 300M is a heavy-hitting watch that can tackle the rough-and-tumble of everyday life with absolute ease, and look good while doing it.