Omega has become such a behemoth in the luxury watchmaking landscape that it is impossible to think of the Haute Horlogerie industry without mentioning a watch from the Swiss watchmaker. One such timepiece is the Omega Seamaster. Now, we are all familiar with the popular Diver 300M and Planet Ocean 600M series but here’s the thing. The Seamaster line is much more diverse than you might think. Here is a comprehensive list of Seamaster watches that you didn’t even know existed, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Omega Seamaster Watches You Didn’t Know Existed
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra – Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worldtimer 43 MM
Talk about having a long name. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is quite the popular name among Omega watch enthusiasts and mechanical watch enthusiasts in general.
To start things off, this watch has only been made in 87 pieces. In terms of specifications, the watch has a 43 mm wide platinum gold case along with hands and indexes made of 18-carat yellow gold. The inner bezel has names of various places. There is a colour theme for the destinations set by the brand. Red is for GMT, black represents an extra hour for summers, and blue is for places that do not have daylight savings.
The prime attraction, however, lies at the very centre of the dial in the form of a hand-crafted enamel world map made out of sapphire crystal. It has been positioned at the centre of the timepiece and has 24-hour indication around it.
The entire package is offered with a brown leather strap and a Master Chronometer Calibre 8939.
Omega Seamaster – Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40 MM
The Railmaster series was originally released in 1957. It was an elegant line of timepieces that displayed simplicity, practicality, and elegance. The watch was designed for people who worked in the railways or anywhere close to electrical fields. Today, however, this watch represents the ‘Vintage’ line of watches from the Swiss time crafter.
This watch has a case size of 40 mm and is made out of stainless steel. On the back you can see a wave pattern design that offers a unique aesthetic. The black dial is vertically brushed and flaunts brushed stainless steel hours, minutes, and seconds hands. Hour markers are all equipped with “vintage” Super-LumiNova. The “Railmaster” moniker appears in beige, a colour that delivers a classic finish to an otherwise mechanically advanced timepiece.
The watch comes fitted with a grey two-tone textile strap. Needless to say, the watch is fueled up by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, a movement that is certified by METAS or the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology.
Omega Seamaster – Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Watchmaking has been dominated by the circular shape for as long as I can remember and there is a reason for it too. The circular shape is more synergistic. It is smooth, easier to carry with any outfit, and it just feels right. Omega, like many others in the business agrees. But like any other rules, there are always exceptions. Enter, the Omega Seamaster Ploprof, a watch with a diving capability of 1,2000 meters. The reference in discussion here has a 55 mm x 48 mm 18-carat Sedna Gold case complemented by Grade 5 titanium. The hands and hour indexes are filled with super-LumiNova for better legibility, a major pre-requisite for dive watches. As far as the dial is concerned, the dark blue theme resembles the depths of the ocean giving a much more suitable aesthetic touch to the monumental timepiece.
The Ploprof is Omega’s highest rated dive watch at present. Omega already has established itself as an iconic name in the dive watches market but the Ploprof is much more than just a trophy. It is humble a reminder that the brand does not play around when it comes mechanical ingenuity.
Omega Seamaster – Bullhead Co-Axial Chronometer Chronograph
The original Omega Bullhead was released in 1969 as part of the Chronostop line of timepieces. The watch had a unique crown position at the 12 o’clock hour marker with the chronograph pushers on either side of the case.
The present-day Bullhead is a limited edition release. The design resembles the original blueprint of the iconic watch and portrays it at its best. Just like the original timepiece, the modern-day rendition of the Bullhead has register at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock hour markers. The date display is neatly located at the conventional 3 o’clock position.
The watch fosters a “sport-chic” black dial featuring a reversed “Clous de Paris” embossing that can be seen via a sapphire crystal. The caseback is screw-in and is stamped with the iconic polished Seamaster Seahorse. The inner bezel is rotatable bi-directionally and it has a 12-hour scale.
Last but not the least, the watch is powered by the automatic Co-Axial Calibre 3113.
Omega Seamaster – City Editions Co-Axial Master Chronometer 39.5 MM (Switzerland)
Ah! Stainless steel on a black leather strap. A combination that can only get better with age, much like a good Bordeaux. The City series emphasizes on the architecture and general surroundings of popular cities. This reference, in particular, is focused on Switzerland.
The watch has a 39.5 mm wide case, something that we do not see anymore. In terms of the horological design timeline, this is more of a vintage figure. The stainless steel case comes with a smokey grey dial with an eye-catching gradient effect. 18-carat Sedna gold is used for the Omega logo, the hands, and the indexes. Oh, and don’t forget the nice little date display at the 3 o’clock hour marker.
At the back, it is a different story altogether. The inner ring of the case back, you can spot a number of well-known Swiss locations that have been laser-engraved. The list includes Grossmünster in Zurich, the breathtaking mountains of the Swiss Alps, the Jet d’Eau of Geneva, and last but not least, OMEGA’s factory in Bienne.
At the heart of the watch, lies the Master Chronometer Calibre 8800.