Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Waterproof Chronograph Pushers
The dial and hands offer a highly legible display, although they provide a great deal of information. The three subdials are located at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, with an additional date window inside the hour markers at 6 o’clock. The skeletonized sword hands, the applied hour markers, and the zero-minute markers on the bezel are given a rich luminous glow, with the minute hand and bezel even glowing green, while the other hands and dial markers glow blue to enhance visibility in the dark.
Since these watches are well equipped for life underwater, their clasps feature a folding diving suit extension system, as you see on many other OMEGA dive models. The collection’s signature “Seamaster-style” bracelet is very solid on this generation of watches and features a well-constructed folding clasp. While the clasp itself does not offer any fine-tuning settings other than the folding diving suit extension, the bracelet does include half links so that you can get a perfect fit.
All of the chronograph models in this most recent generation of the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m collection feature a date display and 12-hour chronograph. However, there are some models that go a step further and add a regatta countdown indicator and even a GMT function to this already feature-packed professional diver’s best swiss replica watches.
The Yacht-racing version is essentially identical to the 44 mm version of the standard chronograph and is driven by the exact same movement. It differs in that it has a regatta indicator on the periphery of the minute counter to help the user keep track of the countdown to the start of the race. A unique feature of both the standard chronograph and the regatta version is that its date correction button is located inside the knob of the helium release valve. Instead of using the crown to adjust the date, you can simply press the small button located on the face of the helium release valve knob to advance the date.
As with the Regatta version, the GMT version of the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M is only available in a 44 mm case. Since these models still feature a 60-minute external diving bezel, their dial periphery includes a 24-hour track, which is used in combination with an additional GMT hand to indicate a secondary time-zone. In addition, instead of activating the quick-set date via a hidden push-piece in the helium vent, the GMT version offers a “true GMT” function and includes an independently adjustable, jumping local hour hand accessible via a screw-down winding crown.
Internally, these OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph models are powered by a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with OMEGA’s signature Co-Axial escapement. the standard 41.5 mm and 44 mm models, as well as the regatta version, are powered by caliber 3330, an integrated, column-wheel-activated chronograph with a free-sprung balance and Si14 silicon balance hairspring, while the GMT version is powered by the caliber 3603, also a column-wheel-controlled chronograph with a free-sprung balance.
When the Seamaster Diver 300M was chosen as James Bond’s official watch, it was a logical choice. Unlike the models in the Planet Ocean collection, the Diver 300M models in the Seamaster collection are unapologetically sporty and instrumental in their overall aesthetic, and while still having all the necessary functions of a highly capable professional dive watch, they are more dignified and refined in their appearance.
With this in mind, these different chronograph models remain intrinsically modern and sporty. Their thick cases offer water resistance to 300 meters and house self-winding chronograph mechanisms that prevent them from slipping effortlessly under the sleeves of a well-fitting dress shirt. The Seamaster Diver 300m Chronograph will never be a direct replacement for an ultra-thin, traditional formal replica rolex watches. Instead, it’s the kind of watch you can wear all day at the beach and then go out for a nice dinner on vacation.
The two most popular types of luxury timepieces are dive watches and chronographs, and the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph delivers on both of those fronts without making a single compromise in terms of its overall functionality. It may not often get the attention it deserves due to the mainstream fame of some of its sports watch siblings, but these Omega Diver 300m Chronographs perfectly embody the spirit of a highly capable luxury sports watches.