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Omega Marks 2021 With a Bronze Seamaster and Several Gem-Set Timepieces

By Evigan Xiao

Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold with leather strap.
 
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Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold with leather strap.

As a watch manufacturer, Omega is best known for its highly technical approaches to watchmaking. However, a quick look through their catalogues shows that the Swiss brand possesses a keen instinct for aesthetics as well. Last year's Tourbillon Co-Axial Master Chronometer was proof of this, and the new bracelet design for the updated Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm was yet another notch in the proverbial belt.

For 2021, Omega is pushing forward with a series of new releases aimed at refreshing its current collection through the use of new materials, colours and case sizes. Staples like the Seamaster collection see the most growth this year; the manufacture is also extending its line of dress watches, offering a new dial layout for fans of formal timepieces.

Seamaster 300
While the Seamaster 300 isn't usually seen as the flagship offering within the Seamaster collection, its place in Omega's history is undeniable. As the first of the manufacture's offerings to feature a dive bezel, the Seamaster 300 saw its debut in 1957 alongside the Speedmaster and Railmaster as part of a "Master" trio of sports watches. The Seamaster 300 has since several reiterations since, with the most recent being an example presented in Bronze Gold, new for 2021.

Bronze Gold is Omega's newest proprietary gold alloy and uses a mixture of copper, gold, gallium and palladium to create a more distinctive hue that's separate from the existing Sedna Gold and Moonshine Gold. The presence of gold - marked at 37.5 per cent - allows the alloy to withstand corrosion and the formation of verdigris. Meanwhile, gallium and palladium help to control the patination of Bronze Gold, ensuring that the colour remains somewhat consistent with that of the underlying alloy. 

The new Seamaster 300 Bronze Gold is also joined by two updated steel models, each with a choice of either a black or blue dial. Other features that are new to the Seamaster 300 include a sandwich dial construction and a lollipop second hand (for the stainless steel watches). Powering the new Seamaster 300 series is the co-axial Calibre 8912, a no-date version of the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)-certified Calibre 8900.

OmegaConstellation Small Seconds in Sedna Gold with matching bracelet.
Constellation Small Seconds in Sedna Gold with matching bracelet.

Constellation Small Seconds

The Constellation is one of Omega's more visually unique collections, on account of its Art Deco leaning and iconic griffes gripping the edges of the bezel and case. The manufacture has announced the inclusion of more dial options and colours for the Constellation Small Seconds, providing greater variety within the collection.

New references include two-tone options, like Sedna Gold with steel, and the choice of having timepieces with full-cut diamonds set around the bezel and small seconds sub-dial. Mother-of-pearl dials are also available for the full gem-set timepieces The two-tone timepieces, on the other hand, will arrive with a light chestnut dial.

OmegaDe Ville Trésor Power Reserve in yellow gold with leather strap.
De Ville Trésor Power Reserve in yellow gold with leather strap.

De Ville Trésor Power Reserve / De Ville Trésor Small Seconds

Omega's De Ville collection evokes simplicity and refinement with its slim case and uncomplicated design language. For 2021, Omega is expanding the appeal of the Trésor by unveiling two new series - the De Ville Trésor Power Reserve and De Ville Trésor Small Seconds. Both feature a new dial layout, with the former offering a pair of sub-dials located at 12 and 6 o'clock, each indicating power reserve and running seconds, respectively. With the De Ville Trésor Small Seconds, however, the number of sub-dials is brought back to one (running seconds).

The De Ville Trésor Power Reserve is available in steel, yellow gold and Sedna Gold, while the De Ville Trésor Small Seconds arrives in only steel but with the option of a gem-set bezel. Dial colours range from black, silver, blue, burgundy and green. The case size for both series is a very wrist-friendly 40 millimetres, and a manual-winding METAS-certified co-axial movement delivers excellent precision and mechanical performance.

OmegaSeamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Ladies' Collection
Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Ladies' Collection

Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Ladies' Collection

Striking a balance between sporty good looks and quality engineering, the Seamaster Aqua Terra has always embodied versatility and wearability. Updates to the collection for this year lean towards the fairer side of things, with new wave-embossed dials accompanied by gem-set bezels and indices. These new dials are available in either a pale pink or nude option, along with matching coloured leather straps. Also debuting with the 2021 editions of the Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Ladies' Collection is a smaller 34-millimetre case size which contributes to the delicate allure of the new timepieces.

OmegaSeamaster Diver 300M Black Black
Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black

Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black

No other watch is more qualified for seaborne adventures than the Seamaster Diver 300M. From the ground up, the Seamaster Diver 300M was conceived to handle the rigours of ocean exploration - a bona fide dive watch ever since its 1993 debut. In its latest iteration, the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black comes in an all-black ceramic facade. Leveraging on the robustness of ceramic, Omega created a black version of the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black's dial, case, crown, strap buckle and helium escape valve. Complementing the overall aesthetic are black PVD indices, skeleton hours and minutes hands and an integrated black rubber strap. Omega also laser-ablated almost every detail on the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black in positive relief, giving a contrasting three-dimensional visual to the timepiece, which also aids in dial legibility.