Hulk vs Hulk: How the new green Omega Seamaster Professional smashes differently Hulk vs Hulk: How the new green Omega Seamaster Professional smashes differently

Hulk vs Hulk: How the new green Omega Seamaster Professional smashes differently

Borna Bošnjak

You’d be hard pressed to find a watch brand that hasn’t released a green watch in recent times. The new green Seamaster Professional Diver 300M is Omega’s entry to the contemporary diver category, and boy, is it a pretty one. No new Omega release goes by without great media fanfare, and considering the market positioning for this Seamaster, it’s difficult not to draw parallels. While they have their similarities, there’s also a vast array of differences between the Seamaster Professional Diver 300M and the Rolex Submariner Hulk. Let’s take a deeper dive to bring those to the surface.

Lush green waves: darker textured dial and darker bezel

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With any Seamaster Professional, my eyes are immediately drawn to the signature laser-engraved wave dial. Carrying the ZrO2 hallmark below the pinion, it designates its zirconia ceramic construction. It’s wonderfully glossy, with the green colour reflecting the hands and markers, and vice versa. Distinctly darker than the Hulk’s sunburst dial, the pine-green colour takes on an enamel-like appearance in certain lights, interrupted by streaks of greyish Xanadu green. And, yes, that is a colour name that I just learned.

Symmetrical date positioning and bi-colour lume

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Set apart from the green backdrop is white printed text denoting the brand and model name, as well as the movement and depth rating for a total of seven lines of text.  Nestled nicely at the 6 o’clock is the colour-matched, bevelled date window which brings welcome symmetry to the dial. Lume-filled indices and skeletonised sword hands match the white highlights on the rest of the dial and feature two-tone lume. The green glow of the minute hand differentiates it from the rest, clad in a cool blue tone.

A more faceted and curvaceous case

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It would not be a Seamaster without its twisted lugs, with radial brushing making way for a thickening high polished surface atop the lug. This extends into a razor-thin line going past the bezel and crown guards to meet with the opposite lug. Measuring in at 42mm diameter, 50mm lug-to-lug and 13.7mm in height, it slightly exceeds the Hulk’s dimensions, a contemporary size for a tool-tastic watch. The asymmetric case mimics the scalloping on the bezel to form crown guards for the semi-guarded crown, with fine brushing on both sides. Protruding from the case at 10 o’clock is the helium escape valve, which really enforces the professional moniker of the Seamaster. The screw-down caseback repeats that same scalloped finish, putting the Calibre 8800 on full display.

Enamel bezel inlays instead of platinum

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White enamel fills the diving scale of the green ceramic insert of the Seamaster Professional, versus the platinum inlays found on the Submariner Hulk, and is fitted into a scalloped stainless-steel bezel with broader knurling. A green lumed pip at 12 o’clock matches the green lume of the minute hand. The lightly domed sapphire crystal has AR coating on both sides, something that Rolex inexplicably omitted until recently, and sits ever so slightly above the bezel insert. Large and legible, the details of the new Seamaster Professional Diver 300M allude to its robust nature.

More factory strap options

Offered on a matching green rubber strap with integrated end or link bracelet with diver’s extension, the watch offers strap options straight from the factory. I can see the rubber strap being popular with those after a more casual affair on the wrist, without the potential compromise of third-party options. If, however, third party is your chosen strap path, the 20mm lug width allows for plentiful options.

Co-Axial escapement with Master Chronometer Certification

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With the exception of a few Speedmaster calibres, all modern Omega movements use the co-axial escapement pioneered by George Daniels. Beating at a unique 3.5Hz, the Calibre 8800 powering the SMP 300M is a METAS-certified Master Chronometre with an astonishing accuracy of 0/+5 seconds per day and a 55-hour power reserve, edging out the 3135 found in the Submariner by 7 hours. Magnetic resistance of 15,000 Gauss is also not to be scoffed at, all without the need for a soft iron core. This allows the machined Arabesque Geneva stripes to be on full display through the sapphire caseback window.

The verdict

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The Seamaster Professional 300M excels at what it says on the tin. It’s a slightly larger, sportier watch that will pair beautifully with anything from shorts to a sports coat while brining a bit of flash with its highly polished surfaces. Should you wish to tone it down, popping it onto its colour-matched rubber strap does the trick beautifully, without losing on the quality of an Omega bracelet.

Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Green pricing and availability:

The SMP 300M is an Omega 2022 novelty, and will be available soon. You can view the stainless steel and rubber strap references here. Price: $7,775 AUD (on rubber strap), $8,250 AUD (on stainless steel bracelet)

Brand Omega
Model Seamaster Professional Diver 300M
Ref. Number Steel on steel –
Steel on rubber strap –
Case Size 42mm diameter, 50mm lug-to-lug, 20mm lug width
Case Thickness 13.7mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Dial Green ceramic (ZrO2)
Strap Stainless steel bracelet
Green rubber strap
Movement Co-Axial Calibre Omega 8800, 55-hour power reserve
Crystal Domed sapphire with double-sided AR coating
Bezel Green ceramic with white enamel timing scale
Price $8,250 AUD (ref.
$7,775 AUD (ref.