Where Can I Buy Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-on with the Omega Seamaster ETNZ Chrono Replica Wholesale Center
It is hard to imagine its been over 20 years since the original Seamaster Pro 300M Diver, mention 2531.80 premiered back in 1993. Powered by the accurate and durable Calibre 2500D three degree Co-Axial Chronometer movement, using an upgraded version of the complex yet substantial solid connection “Bond” bracelet, an excellent grip mechanism and helium escape valve. The new ceramic Seamaster Pro is a watch different in virtually every way and yet still so like its predecessors from the 90s and 2000s. The new bezel consists of highly scratch resistant solid ceramic, together with inlayed indices made from exceptionally tough chromium nitride, marking a significant upgrade over the comparatively fragile painted aluminium of previous versions. This alone is one of the nicest upgrades on the Seamaster Pro, it’s this appearance and feel of glass which causes you to want to touch it, yet repels those scrapes and marks that ruined the aluminum bezel (which wasn’t cheap to replace).While the classic bond bracelet stays aesthetically the same, the old pin and bushing way of procuring links has been substituted by a new screw method, which is an excellent improvement that was well overdue. Instead of just one twist, Omega utilizes two screws on either end which hold set up a central bushing which carries the stress but isn’t perceptible fit.The motion new ceramic Seamasters utilize the Steel revision of the Calibre 2500 Co-Axial movement, incorporating the enhanced three degree Co-Axial escapement operating at 25,200 vhp, an identical configuration to that utilized in the Calibre 8500 rather than both level variation seen in A, B and C models. While some favor the 8500 motion and screen back the 2500 does keep the Seamaster Pro considerably thinner than the Planet Ocean and in a very reasonable price section.
WhileOmega Seamaster 300m Features Replica’s new Globemaster range was one of the brand’s more discussed launches at this year’s Baselworld, its latest Seamaster Chronograph edition for Team New Zealand (ETNZ) was probably one of the most overlooked new releases — which is reflected by how difficult it still is to find official information about it. Fortunately, we at DiveIntoWatches.com had the chance to briefly handle one of these watches at Omega’s HQ in Bienne. Hence, this photo-heavy essay on it for this week’s edition of Dive Watch Wednesday:
Earlier ETNZ versions were powered byOmega Seamaster 300m Movement Replica’s Caliber 3330, and limited to the same number as the year in which the watch was released (e.g., 2,013 for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013), so it’s probably safe to assume that we are dealing with similar specs for this watch (unless there is both a limited and an unlimited version). Also, we can assume that the 44-mm watch will most likely be dedicated to the 35th America’s Cup race in 2017, and that the crown at 10 o’clock is still a helium release valve (which still doesn’t make sense for a 300-meter water-resistant watch dedicated to sailing) – in this case it also acts as a date corrector btw.
All the above being the case, thisOmega Seamaster 300m Ernest Jones Replica’s most essential feature is its 30-minute regatta timer at 3 o’clock, which measures the five-minute countdown to the beginning of a regatta. Another nice detail: all its chronograph-related features are in red.
The Seamaster Pro 300 is a lavish, superbly detailed and, nevertheless, incredibly powerful, perfectly sized gentlemen’s timepiece. The guide helium escape valve and rotating bezel came when providing life-saving gadgetry.The Seamaster 300 Pro would go to feature prominently in the subsequent four James Bond films; Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World isn’t Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006). Additionally, it didn’t do any injury to the desirability of this watch to be featured at one of the best third person shooter games: Goldeneye on Nintendo 64 from 1997. . And, I love I have not mentioned that the Roger Moore era Seikos but they sold so many it is hard to know if their addition made a difference.To make a genuine classic, within an over-bloated market industry, a watch has to stick out from the crowd and provide true desirability on its own merits.Four movements are used inside the Seamaster Pro 300, highlighting its versatility and long lasting appeal asOmega Seamaster 300m James Bond 50th Price Replica has introduced the Chronometer and truly superb Co-Axial movement to the range.The current model in the catalog homes the brilliant Co-Axial escapement designed by English Horological Genius Sir George Daniels. Daniels spent almost 20 years perfecting his new escapement that radically reduces friction and, therefore, the requirement to support the watch. Accuracy is improved and service periods are increased from three to four years normally to ten years.As mentioned previously, the Seamaster Pro 300 is quite comfortable on the wrist, especially in contrast to other professionally spec’d diver’s watches on the market.Omega Dial.The skeleton sword hands are somewhat unique to the Seamaster Pro array.
The caseback features the “ETNZ” logo, as seen on the previous model.
Now, I have to mention James Bond… because since he has been with Omega, more or less this specific watch has been a favored. For me, it appears on the sportier and more ’90s-avant-garde facet of a perfectly versatile dive watch, largely thanks to the scalloped bezel, skeletonized hands, and five-link bracelet which largely give it its own distinctiveness – but 007 is fashion you can’t really argue with, I suppose.Another thing one should want from Omega is the technology the brand is well known for. Regarded as a 20th century milestone in horology, the Co-Axial escapement uses two escape wheels and more stones to reduce friction and therefore wear. In 1993, Omega purchased the Co-Axial patent out of the legendary inventor George Daniels, and functioning with Daniels, it then took six years of testing and development to modify the base motion to accommodate the Co-Axial’s bigger escapement. While maybe not quite as premium as Omega’s present in-house movements using all the “Master Chronometer” designation, watchnerds should appreciate this COSC chronometer-certified movement.Also not as fairly as Omega’s newer in-house motions, you won’t be seeing the grade 2500 anyway, as it is covered up by a solid caseback, deeply etched using the Omega Seamaster seahorse motif. Despite that lower frequency, remember that it is still fulfilling chronometer criteria of -4 to +6 seconds every day, and in general, you probably won’t notice the moments hand sweep as any less eloquent.
First impressions: If you don’t like the typical regatta-timer look but are looking for a sailing-themed watch (and don’t mind getting some dive-watch-related features on top), Omega’s latest ETNZ chronograph (Ref. 188.8.131.52.99.001) might be something to look out for, since it also offers a very attractive color combination (also thanks to a titanium case and dial). We are not sure about the white date display – while it does offer some balance for the dial in combination with the 12 o’clock index, a gray one could have been an even better match. We do, however, love the overall look, the polished numbers on the matte ceramic bezel, the new regatta timer on the subdial and the red chronograph pusher at 2 o’clock.
Now, I have to mention James Bond… because since he’s been with Omega, more or less this particular watch has been a favored. Beginning in 1995 with the film GoldenEye, versions very near this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial observed here have found their way on to the wrists both of Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig’s renditions of the false gentleman super-spy and apparent style icon. For me, it seems about the sportier and more ’90s-avant-garde side of a perfectly versatile dive watch, largely by virtue of the scalloped bezel, skeletonized hands, and five-link bracelet which largely give it its distinctiveness – however 007 is style you can’t really argue with, I suppose.Another thing one should want from Omega is the technology the brand is well known for. Regarded as a 20th century milestone in horology, the Co-Axial escapement uses two escape wheels and much more stones to reduce friction and thereby wear. Back in 1993, Omega bought the Co-Axial patent out of its legendary inventor George Daniels, and working with Daniels, it then took six decades of testing and development to alter the foundation movement to adapt the Co-Axial’s bigger escapement. While maybe not quite as premium as Omega’s present in-house movements using the “Master Chronometer” designation, watchnerds should appreciate this COSC chronometer-certified movement.Also less fairly as Omega’s newer in-house movements, you won’t be visiting the grade 2500 anyhow, as it’s covered up by a solid caseback, deeply etched using the Omega Seamaster seahorse motif. The Omega 2500’s frequency is actually slowed by the ETA 2892’s 4Hz to 3.5Hz (25,200bph) using a power reserve of about two days. Despite this decrease frequency, remember that it is still meeting chronometer standards of -4 to +6 seconds every day, and generally speaking, you probably won’t observe the moments hand sweep as any less smooth.