Omega has continually offered various watches linked to efforts towards environmental conservation. This time around they are releasing a new “Seamaster Diver 300M” to support the Nekton foundation.
As a leading UK not-for-profit association, Nekton is committed to protecting our oceans by supporting scientific exploration and promoting global awareness. Given the nature of Nekton’t work, there was no doubt a Diver 300M would be the most appropriate watch to represent this partnership. To learn more about Nekton’s mission plan and how to support their endeavors visit here.
The 42mm case is made of stainless-steel with a solid case back, which has been embossed with the Nekton submarine medallion. The screw-on portion of the case back is designed with the patented OMEGA “NAIAD LOCK” lock, which ensures all the technical information and other engravings always synch into their exact place.
Mounted to the case is a unidirectional grade 5 titanium bezel, which features a laser ablated 60-minute scale. It comes equipped with a setting-crown embossed with the Omega logo.
There is also a helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position, which assists the water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 300 meters (984 feet). All topped by a doomed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
Time is exhibited on a matte black laser-ablated ceramic dial, which has been laser engraved with wave patterns and features: white round dotted hour index markers, single rectangle markers for the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and a double rectangle marker for the 12 o’clock spot. Circling alongside the inner flange of the dial are portions of white printed railroad-type minute index markers, divided by single markers for every 5-minute increment.
The central skeleton hands have been kept in steel to match the slight monochromatic theme. These central hands and index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition
The “Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition” (References below) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber 8806 with 35 jewels and 25,200 vph. It is a METAS Master Chronometer certified movement. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is either an integrated stainless-steel bracelet, or black rubber strap, both secured to the wrist by steel buckles. These watches will become available starting in October 2020. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.