Live Photos: New Omega Watches From Baselworld 2014 Come to NYC
Like many others who attend the Baselworld watch fair, we at WatchTime look forward to seeing the new Omega watches that are unveiled there. This year, we came by at a particularly busy moment at Omega’s always-bustling booth and were only able to see the watches behind the glass walls of their vitrines. So, when Omega invited me to view the 2014 collection at a special press event in New York City, I jumped at the opportunity to get up close and personal with these Omega timepieces, including the chance to try them on and snap some original photos. Here is what I came away with from my one-on-one appointment with Omega.
One of the most buzzed-about new Omegas at this year’s Baselworld was the Omega Seamaster 300, based on the original Omega Seamaster 300 divers’ watch from 1957. Like many other of this year’s new Omega watches, the Seamaster 300 contains the new “Master Co-Axial” movement with the industry-leading antimagnetic protection up to 15,000 Gauss, a technical feature first used in Omega’s
Seamaster >15,000 Gauss, which made its much-touted debut in 2013. This version of the Seamaster 300 use two proprietary Omega materials: Sedna gold (an alloy of gold, copper and palladium that makes for a distinctive reddish hue) in the bracelet and Ceragold (a blend of ceramic and gold) in the rotating bezel. The watch retails for $32,400.
Omega Seamaster 300 in Sedna gold
Another standout from Omega’s Seamaster collection of dive watches that I got to check out is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT. This version has a dark blue color scheme with strategically placed orange highlights, such as the tip of the center-mounted GMT hand; it’s also mounted on a very comfortable, sporty rubber strap and has a lightweight but tough titanium case. This version of the Planet Ocean costs $9,500.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT, rubber strap and titanium case
Here’s a view of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT from the exhibition caseback, showing off its automatic movement, Omega Co-Axial Caliber 8605. To see what our colleagues at Monochrome Watches thought of the “GoodPlanet” version of this Planet Ocean GMT, click
here to read the review.
Omega also outfitted its Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch collection with its new Master Co-Axial movements this year. Below you’ll find a host of new Aqua Terra watches launched at this year’s Baselworld, in a number of materials, dial colors, and combinations, including some two-tone steel-gold looks. Omega has made no secret of its plans to outfit its entire collection with the anti-magnetic Master Co-Axial movements in the near future.
2014 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection