Released as part of OMEGA’s 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions, this is the Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary LE Master Chronometer 39MM based on the original Seamaster 300 that was first created along with two stablemates, the Railmaster and Speedmaster in the exact same year, 1957.
For 2017, OMEGA is paying tribute to Seamaster 300 by releasing a special 60th Anniversary edition, which can be acquired separately or as a beautifully presented trio that includes the Railmaster and Speedmaster.
Thanks to a unique digital scanning technology, OMEGA was for the first time able to supply its watchmakers with an accurate representation of the original Seamaster 300 offering
invaluable cross-sections and dimensions, along with drawings of the original model.
This served as the ultimate design template for the SM 300 60th Anniversary LE, which, albeit updated for the 21st century, remains true to the spirit of the original 1957 divers watch.
The very earliest Seamaster 300 was highly sought after, not just because of its excellent level of water-resistance, but also for its black dial, signature broad-arrow hour hand, bi-directional divers bezel, and recessed triangular hour markers. It was purpose built for scuba-divers and underwater explores, quickly becoming an icon.
The 39mm case of the SM 300 60th Anniversary LE is in brushed and polished Stainless steel and features a black vintage tropical-tropic dial. Its Stainless steel bracelet has been updated for strength and features a retro-style OMEGA logo on its clasp.
As a whimsical nod to the past, all logos on the watch are in a different style referencing how various suppliers back in the 50’s all interpreted the OMEGA logo in their own ways.
The SM 300 60th Anniversary LE, based on the CK2913, features a black aluminum divers bezel and retains the original’s Naïad sign on the crown, which back in 1957 was a mark of the watch’s exceptional water-resistance.
The Seahorse on the case-back is drawn just as it was in then. Powering the watch is the OMEGA Master Chronometer caliber 8806 which comes with a 4-year warranty.
The SM 300 60th Anniversary LE is limited to 3557 examples and delivered inside a presentation box inspired by the original 1957 packaging, right down to the Seahorse on its lid, the retro logo and red corduroy lining. The presentation box also contains two spare straps; one leather and one NATO, as well as a strap changing tool.