Ocean Guardian: Meet the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition

Omega is continuing its pledge to protect our oceans with a new dive watch in partnership with U.K.-based Nekton, a non-profit research foundation committed to preserving the Indian Ocean. The new model, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition, features a polished-and-brushed stainless steel case fitted with a unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel in grade 5 titanium.

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition.

In 2019, Omega and Nekton began a series of missions, called “First Descent,” to explore and conserve the Indian Ocean, which will resume next year. Omega’s famous Seamaster divers’ watches and their heritage have played a key role in Nekton’s mission: the foundation even named its research submarine “Seamaster 2” in tribute to the late, legendary yachtsman Sir. Peter Blake, a passionate advocate of the ocean and a close friend to Omega.

Nekton’s research submarine: The Seamaster 2.

“Our friends at Nekton are protecting the ocean with the global goal of 30 percent protection by 2030,” states Omega president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann. “As a pioneering brand with a long history of pushing at the boundaries of what is possible, we have the utmost respect for this bold, confident vision and, we are thrilled to help make the goal a reality.”

The new dive watch features a laser-ablated, black-colored ZrO2 ceramic dial.

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition features a laser-ablated, black ceramic dial, matte-finished with a polished wave motif in positive relief. The unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel comes in grade 5 titanium, replacing the LiquidMetal typically found on Omega’s Seamaster 300 models. Its laser-ablated 60-minute diving scale sports silver-colored Arabic numerals in positive relief, along with the traditional triangle-shaped marker at 12 o’clock.

The watch’s caseback features an engraved embossed Nekton submarine medallion, “NAIAD LOCK, DIVER 300 M,” lettering, and the watch’s water-resistance, as a tribute to the partnership.

The watch’s caseback features an embossed Nekton submarine medallion.

Beating inside the 42-mm-diameter case is Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806. The self-winding movement features a free sprung-balance with a silicon balance spring, holds a power reserve of 55 hours, and meets both the COSC chronometer certification standards as well as the METAS standards of magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss. The movement’s rhodium-plated rotor and bridges feature Geneva waves in arabesque, a familiar decorative finish for Omega calibers.

The new Seamaster is available in two models, one with an integrated black rubber strap with a polished-and-brushed buckle (pictured above right), or a stainless steel bracelet (pictured above left.) The watch (Ref. retails for $8,850 and is available in October. 

Manufacture:Omega S.A., Stämpflistrasse 96, 2504 Bienne, Switzerland
Model: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition
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Movement: Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806, automatic-winding, co-axial escapement, free-sprung balance, silicon balance spring, resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss, rhodium-plated rotor and bridges, 55 hour power-reserve
Functions:Hours, minutes, seconds
Case:Stainless steel, grade 5 titanium bezel and screw-in crown with helium escape valve, water-resistant to 300 meters (1,000 feet)
Strap & Clasp:Stainless steel bracelet or black rubber strap
Dimensions: Diameter = 42 mm
Lugs = 20 mm
Price: $8,850

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4 Responses to “Ocean Guardian: Meet the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Nekton Edition”

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  1. Wong Siew Wah

    Owned a Seamaster Diver 300m year model 2002,a very good and reliable watch, love it. I like this new model very much with new technology. For me Omega is the best.

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