The fan favourite Omega Seamaster Diver 300m is getting more than a facelift in 2021. That’s right, the watch best known for appearing on the wrist of 007 will now be available in full ceramic in the all-new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Black Black. And that repetition in the name is for emphasis. This watch is very black indeed.
The new design keeps the same 43.5mm case size as the other ceramic reference (ref. 126.96.36.199.01.001 on rubber) with 14.47mm thickness, but is slightly larger than the traditional Diver 300m that measures 42mm in diameter. In ceramic, it is a watch you can expect to wear considerably lighter than the typical stainless-steel case construction thanks to the ceramic material, weighing in at 115g or about 20% lighter than in steel. The Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 powering the new ceramic dive watch is consistent with other references within the collection, offering 55 hours of power reserve and magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss.
You might be wondering how you tell the time on a watch that is completely black, but Omega has considered this practicality. The ceramic has been finished variously across the watch, from the case to the dial to the bezel with a range of different contrasting textures that are designed to maintain maximum legibility while having the entire watch in black ceramic. Omega have used a laser etching process to achieve the satin-brushed finishes to stand our clearly against the polished surfaces. Even the Super-LumiNova used on the hour markers and hands is an anthracite tone, glowing a bright blue in low light and offering a contrasting dark grey during daylight hours.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Black Black arrives on an integrated black rubber strap with a matching black ceramic folding clasp to secure the watch to your wrist. The rubber strap combined with the blacked out aesthetic makes for an even more sporty looking watch than the traditional Seamaster Diver 300m. The stealthy sheen of the ceramic in its various finishes creates an uncompromisingly technical wristwatch with an urban, contemporary aesthetic.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Black Black price and availability:
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Black Black is CHF 8,600, with no word yet on when these pieces will hit boutiques. For more details, visit Omega right here.