One of the most exciting watches of last year was the significantly revamped Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, a modern icon of the brand that managed to sneak into both Andrew’s and my own ‘best of 2018’ lists (so it must be good).
Well, the SMP just got a little bit better — Omega has announced a new version, in an oh-so-sexy looking black ceramic case, topped off with a titanium bezel with a matching black ceramic insert. This is a watch case that really works with ceramic: the complex shapes (like those lyre lugs) and mix of brushed and polished surfaces really amp up the ceramic-ness. The crown, escape valve and caseback are all titanium, like the bezel, which adds a little bit of muted contrast to the affair. The strap is rubber, and the buckle ceramic. Even that glossy, wavy dial is ceramic — and — in an exciting move for the purists out there, there’s no date window, ensuring the look is as stealthy as possible. The other interesting news is that this model is a shade larger than last year’s metal offerings; it measures in at 43.5mm. As the name would suggest, it’s rated at 300 metres, and it’s packing the Calibre 8806.
No official word on Australian pricing, but we suspect it will be a little north of $10,000. We can’t wait to spend some quality time with this watch, because it’s going to be big.