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  • Jeremy Freed

Omega’s Newest Watches Go Deeper Than Ever

Much like designers in other creative fields from cars to clothes, watchmakers are constantly walking a tightrope between giving customers more of what they’ve liked in the past and pushing forward with bold new ideas. This year’s new Omega models, announced earlier this month, show the brand confidently building on its past success, while forging ahead with new colours and ever-more advanced materials and movements. From record-breaking dive watches to a slew of new colours, Omega’s latest drop has something for everyone.

Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep

In 2019, Omega participated in a very special expedition, testing a prototype dive watch on a submersible that travelled to the bottom of the Mariana trench — the deepest point of any ocean on earth. It emerged from the waves in perfect working order, and in 2022 it’s ready to share with the world as a new collection of Seamaster Ultra Deep professional dive watches rated to an astonishing 6,000m. The new dive watch is available in five distinct models in grade 5 titanium or O-MEGASTEEL, a new proprietary alloy that’s notable for its strength, bright white colour and corrosion resistance, with a choice of colourful ceramic bezels and gradient dials. With a width of 45.50 mm across the case, a thickness of 18.12 mm, and Master Chronometer certification from METAS, this burly new diver family will surely appeal to those in search of superlative performance on land and sea. ($15,300; O‑MEGASTEEL on O‑MEGASTEEL)

Seamaster Diver 300M

One of the major themes of this year’s collection (and the collections of many top-tier watchmakers in 2022) is colour. Why settle for a plain old black dial, after all, when you can have one in rich, lustrous green? That’s the thinking behind the newest Seamaster 300m model, which features a colourful new wave-pattern dial and a matching green ceramic ring with a white grand-feu enamel diving scale on the bezel. As with most of Omega’s new watches, this one is powered by a Master Chronometer-certified movement, ensuring a high degree of accuracy and resilience. ($7,400)

Aqua Terra 150M 38mm

This family of watches hasn’t historically received all of the praise it’s deserved, but that stands to change with the release of five colourful new dials for the 38mm steel model. Representing the transition from aqua (sea) to terra (land) the new dials in Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sandstone, Saffron, and Terracotta are made from PVD-coated brass, and sun-brushed from the centre, with rhodium-plated hands and indexes. Inside is Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, making for a piece that’s as refined on the inside as it is on the outside. ($8,300)

Constellation 41mm

The Constellation has been an important part of the Omega collection for decades, but enthusiasm for the Speedmaster and Seamaster models have eclipsed it somewhat in recent years. A new family of 41 mm Constellation models with ceramic bezel rings and new dials in white, rhodium-grey, gradient-green and burgundy, however, ought to change that. With a choice of cases in stainless steel, stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, and stainless steel and 18K Sedna Gold, and an equally wide selection of colourful bezels, these Master Chronometers have all of the right ingredients to put the Constellation back in the spotlight. ($8,900; Steel on leather strap)

Speedmaster ’57 Calibre 9906

Keen-eyed Omega fans will remember the Speedmaster ’57, a modern recreation of Omega’s first-ever Speedmaster chronograph, introduced in 2013. Such was the enthusiastic reception it received that the brand has gone all-in on this historic model, redesigning it with a slimmer profile and adding a Master Chronometer-certified movement. The new family consists of eight stainless steel models, all powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9906, a hand-wound movement akin to the one used in the original 1950s version. In addition to its slimmed-down case, the collection features colourful new dials in blue, green and varnished burgundy, along with matching coloured leather straps. ($11,800; Steel on steel)

Speedmaster Moonwatch in Moonshine Gold

Of course, no new Omega collection would be complete without another edition of the iconic Speedmaster. In a similar vein to the stunning new Canopus gold edition with spotlighted earlier this year, the two new Speedmasters are also rendered in a distinctive precious metal: Moonshine Gold. Created in 2019, this proprietary material is an 18K yellow gold alloy whose rich glow was inspired, the brand says, by shining moonlight in a dark blue sky. The first of these two new Speedmasters features a Moonshine Gold dial and black ceramic bezel ring with blackened subdials and indexes, while the other makes a colourful splash with a PVD green coated dial and a green ceramic bezel ring. And because no new Speedmaster would be complete without a nod to its heritage as the original Moon Watch, each comes with an integrated black rubber strap embossed with a lunar surface texture on the back. ($47,400; Moonshine Gold on Moonshine Gold)


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