Key Highlights of the Omega Seamaster 75th Anniversary Models

Key Highlights of the Omega Seamaster 75th Anniversary Models

For a long time, Omega has been associated with professional tool watches. During the 1940s and 1950s, the brand released its first family of professional watches which included the Railmaster, the Seamaster, and the Speedmaster. (Did you know: the Speedmaster predates the Rolex Daytona by six years? Just saying.) In other words, one tool watch for each major category—exploration, diving, and racing. Then over the years, Omega developed several models under the Seamaster collection, including the Ultra Deep, the Seamaster 300, the Seamaster Professional, the Ploprof, the Aqua Terra, and the Planet Ocean, offering a variety of options for those looking for a solid tool watch from a reputable Swiss brand that is not Rolex. 

A couple of weeks ago, Omega announced an entire new collection of Seamasters, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the creation of the collection of the same name in 1948. All new models share a common theme: the color blue which comes in different tones and hues depending on which model we look at. In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at the entire new collection, highlight a few models, and share some thoughts about the significance of this release. 

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Overview of the 75th Anniversary Seamaster Models 

Omega released a total of seven new models. To keep this article short, I’ll highlight three models which each come with a little something different making them more noteworthy than the others. (Or perhaps I chose to highlight these models in particular because they better match my own horological taste. Who knows?)  

First, it’s the Seamaster Professional 300M, the ultra-spec’d diver for regular humans unlike the Ploprof and its 1,200 meters depth rating and humongous case made for unique individuals. The 300M is, it seems, Omega’s most popular diver as it comes with reasonable dimensions (a 42mm case diameter,) unmatched looks, and a beast of a movement, the METAS certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800. Of all new models, the 300M gets my favorite blue color showcasing a dégradé finish where the color becomes almost black at the edges of the dial. This treatment, paired with the wave pattern, evokes the depth of the ocean better than what can be seen on the Ploprof. At least, that’s how it feels to me. Omega went as far as matching the color of the lume on the hands and hour markers with that of the engraved Arabic numerals and minute hash marks on the bezel insert. 

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The second model I would like to highlight is the Aqua Terra WorldTimer, an everyday, travel-ready timepiece showcasing perhaps the most interesting combination of the blue color and texture. The WorldTimer is, as its name indicates, a model which indicates the time in a different time zone by way of combining a central 24-hour disc with the names of major cities printed on the outer portion of the dial. With a case measuring 43mm in diameter, the AquaTerra is not for the faint of heart, however you can admire a delicate artwork showcasing a fine laser-engraved Earth at the center of the dial and a light blue color all around, which seems to come with a light dégradé effect. Furthermore, the 24-hour disc displays two different tones of blue, a lighter one for the AM hours and a darker one for the PM hours. 

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Lastly, my favorite of all new 75th Anniversary Seamaster models is the AquaTerra. More specifically, the 38mm version 150m with the matte dial and what seems to be a new set of applied hour markers. There is something unique combining the pastel blue (also known as the “sun-kissed summer blue”) with the tear-drop shaped markers which slope towards the center of the dial. These hour markers are smaller than the ones normally found on the AquaTerra and work well here. The port-hole date aperture at the six—for which Omega did not sacrifice an entire hour marker—looks superb and I admire the fact that the brand managed to so perfectly match the color of the date disc with that of the dial. Bonus points go to Omega for offering the AquaTerra in both 38 and 41mm versions. 

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Thoughts on the Omega Seamaster 75h Anniversary Collection 

It feels unique when a brand releases a new collection. Especially when the brand creates a theme that ties all models from said collection together. As you’ve noticed, each year Swiss brands highlight a new color, from Tiffany Blue to green, red, all coming in different shades and tones. What’s unique about the new Seamaster collection is that all models share the same color blue, what Omega calls the “Summer Blue,” however the brand managed to create different shades of that blue for each model—seven in total—which match the model’s depth rating. That’s a unique take on playing with color and spreading the same one amongst an entire new collection. What I did not mention earlier is that Omega also adorned each new model with unique designs on the case-backs. 

Hopefully, blue is a color that will please many collectors and watch enthusiasts—making this a bold move from the brand—and we can easily imagine that Omega will pick a different color for a future anniversary collection. Personally, I do like blue as a dial color and I could see myself picking up a 38mm AquaTerra. What’s your favorite model from this new collection? Please leave your comments below. 

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