A Closer Look at the Omega Seamaster “Summer Blue” Series

75 Years of Seamaster – Omega launches a swath of new timepieces in honor of the legendary watch family, celebrating both the lightness of summer and the theme of water resistance with a summery blue color, and appropriately dubbed the Seamaster Diver 300m “Summer Blue” series.

In tribute to its maritime icon, the Swiss brand adorns a new collection with distinctive dials designed to evoke a day at sea with their intense color tone. The timepieces range in water resistance from the “common” 150 meters via a special Aqua Terra to an absolute professional diving technology of 6000 meters in a new Ultra Deep. They all share the color “Summer Blue,” which is intended to reflect the water resistance of the corresponding Seamaster model through its intensity and the layers of lacquer on the dial, with the Aqua Terra representing a lighter shade for the sunlit surface, while the Ultra Deep represents the dark deep-sea floor.

More than just a line of watches – the Seamaster

The history of the Seamaster began sixteen years before its introduction with the Omega “Marine,” which was the first diving watch available worldwide for civilian divers in 1932. Tested at a depth of 73 meters in Lake Geneva, it proved to be waterproof up to 135 meters when subjected to a pressure test at the watchmaking research laboratory in Neuchâtel. This success laid the foundation for Omega’s expansion in the field of diver’s watches. As a supplier to the British Ministry of Defense, Omega provided over 110,000 pilot, navigator, and soldier watches during World War II, confirming the brand’s expertise in water resistance, anti-magnetism, and robustness.

On the occasion of Omega’s 100th anniversary in 1948, the rugged technology was combined with an elegant exterior to introduce a watch for “city, sea, and land.” Over the years, the Seamaster became the tool of choice for underwater adventurers, starting with the Seamaster 300, which was introduced to the market in 1957. The new timepieces pay tribute to the extraordinary history of innovation, research, underwater performance, and design.

Seamaster Aqua Terra “Summer Blue” 38 mm and 41 mm

The Seamaster Aqua Terra, introduced in 2002, recalls the clean lines of the original Seamaster 300 from 1957 with its understated dial. Over the years, Omega has incorporated elements inspired by the sea, including dials with teakwood patterns reminiscent of luxury yacht decks and indexes shaped like sailboats. Today, the Omega Aqua Terra collection includes three new models with symmetrical stainless steel cases and crowns. Each dial is presented in “Summer Blue” with a gradient and sunburst finish, while the rhodium-plated hands and indexes are filled with light blue Super-LumiNova. The watch is water-resistant up to 150 meters. The 38 mm version with the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 movement features a polished and brushed bracelet with rounded links and sailboat-shaped indexes.

In addition to the 38mm version, the 41 mm model is available with a matching stainless steel bracelet or a blue rubber strap. It is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8900. The 38 mm steel version with a steel bracelet, reference, is priced at 7,400 euros, or about $8,000 USD. The larger model, reference, is available for 7,000 euros, or about $7,600 USD.

Aqua Terra Worldtimer Co-Axial Master Chronometer “Summer Blue”

Just two years after its introduction in 2017, Omega employed laser technology to create exceptional dials resembling a world map. With its day and night indicators and a city ring featuring global destinations, the Aqua Terra Worldtimer is perfect for globetrotters.

The Aqua Terra Worldtimer “Summer Blue” edition is cased in 43mm stainless steel with a steel or blue rubber strap, with a showcase of a view of the Earth on its dial. Around the display, a ring with silver-printed worldwide cities is arranged. The hesalite glass connecting the outer and inner display reveals a 24-hour indication, with light blue representing day and dark blue representing night. Through laser engraving and subsequent coloring of a Grade 5 titanium plate, an image of the Earth with blue oceans and the relief of continents is created. It is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8938. The watch is water-resistant up to 150 meters. The model in steel with a rubber strap, reference, is available for 10,600 euros, or about $11,500 USD.

Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer “Summer Blue”

The Seamaster 300 was launched in 1957 as part of the “Professional” trilogy, along with the Speedmaster and Railmaster. The new version continues its legacy of a highly readable dial and high water resistance. Inside beats the Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8912, certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

This 41mm Seamaster 300 features a symmetrical case and a crown made of polished and brushed stainless steel, accompanied by a matching bracelet. The watch withstands depths of 300 meters, and its lacquered summer blue dial reflects this high water resistance with a deeper coloration. The rhodium-plated hands, recessed hour markers, and open numerals are filled with light blue Super-LumiNova. The version in steel with a steel bracelet (reference costs 7,900 euros, or just under $8,600 USD.

Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer “Summer Blue”

With its characteristic diving scale, skeletonized hands, prominent raised indexes, and helium escape valve, the Seamaster Diver 300M, first introduced in 1993, is designed for deep-sea adventurers. The new “Summer Blue” 42mm Seamaster Diver 300M in stainless steel is available with a matching bracelet or a blue rubber strap. The blue lacquered ceramic dial with a gradient and wave pattern is surrounded by a blue ceramic bezel with enamel diving scale. The dial features rhodium-plated skeletonized hands and indexes filled with light blue Super-LumiNova. It is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8800. The model in steel with a rubber strap, reference, is available for 6,300 euros, or about $6,800 USD.

Planet Ocean Co-Axial Master Chronometer 600m “Summer Blue”

The Planet Ocean was introduced in 2005, then with an orange bezel and the series’ now characteristic helium escape valve. The watch also featured Omega’s famous Co-Axial escapement, which was first introduced in the caliber 2500. The new Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m “Summer Blue” edition is at home in the sea and performs its services up to a depth of 600 meters. A blue ceramic bezel with a light blue enamel diving scale surrounds the PVD-coated ceramic dial, which is painted in a gradient of colors. The blued hands and indexes are filled with light blue Super-LumiNova. This 39.5mm model is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8800 and features a stainless steel case and bracelet. The model on the steel bracelet, reference, has a price tag of 7,900 euros, or just under $8,600 USD.

Seamaster Ploprof Co-Axial Master Chronometer 1200m “Summer Blue”

The distinctive Seamaster Professional 600, better known as the “Ploprof” (short for Plongeur Professionnel – French for “professional diver”), is one of the most robust and innovative diver’s watches, capable of withstanding the most challenging underwater conditions. Omega’s innovative method of attaching the crystal to the robust monoblock case eliminates the need for a helium escape valve.

The new “Summer Blue” Ploprof in O-Megasteel features a blue dial with a sunburst finish, paying homage to the design of the original model introduced in 1971. The bezel ring is made of sapphire glass, reminiscent of the chemically reinforced monolithic glass used in the early versions. This transparent glass is painted blue on the back, revealing the underlying light blue diving scale. The monoblock case includes a screw-in crown and the characteristic safety pusher at 2 o’clock, which is fitted with a blue ceramic ring in this edition. A perforated blue rubber strap completes the retro look. It is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912. The model with the rubber strap, reference, is priced at 15,200 euros, or about $16,500 USD.

Seamaster Ultra Deep Co-Axial Master Chronometer 6000m “Summer Blue”

In 2019, the Ultra Deep models made history by reaching the deepest point on Earth. After the world record dive in the Mariana Trench, Omega integrated the technology into a regularly available 6,000-meter collection. The result is a watch that is waterproof up to 6,000 meters and meets the ISO 6425:2018 standard for saturation divers’ watches.

This 45.5mm “Summer Blue” model features a case and bracelet made of O-Megasteel. The dial is intended as a tribute to the mysteries of the deep sea, with a pattern that replicates the Challenger Deep, mapped by the Five Deeps team using nearly a million sonar points. The multi-layered lacquer gives the watch a mysterious depth. A special feature: under UV light, the inscription “Omega was here” is visible, referring to the world record dive of 10,935 meters. Like the Ploprof, it is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8912. The reference is priced at 13,800 euros, or just about $15,000 USD.

A special feature – the case back

In the 1950s, Omega wanted to create a universal symbol for the Seamaster collection. Designer Jean-Pierre Borle found his inspiration during a trip to Venice: the sculptural depictions of Neptune’s seahorses on each side of the city’s legendary gondolas. (Read more about the history of Omega diver’s watches, here) Each of the watches described above is equipped with a distinctive commemorative case back. The Seamaster logo features a trident-wielding Poseidon and two seahorses: Omega’s original design from 1956 and its current brand emblem.

To learn more about the new “Summer Blue” series, visit Omega, here.

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