12 September, 2018 | At this year’s Baselworld watch and jewellery fair Omega unveiled a new collection of the popular Seamaster Diver 300m as well as its latest ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ timepiece in the Speedmaster collection, 50 years after the Apollo 8 mission.
The Dark Side of the Moon has several prestigious attributes, including a specially decorated version of the Moonwatch movement, visible through the skeletonised dial. Laser ablation has been used to decorate the bridges and main plate of the blackened movement, producing realistic imagery of the lunar surface.
The Seamaster Diver 300m, admired for its design and ocean technology, has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with James Bond, is now available in 14 new 42mm models. They incorporate a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 for greater precision, performance and magnetic resistance. The diving bezel is now made from ceramic with the diving scale in Ceragold or white enamel (for longer-lasting whiteness and durability) and the indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova. The helium escape valve has been given a conical shape and has been patented by Omega, with an ingenious technology that allows it to be operated underwater.
French freediving champion Guillaume Néry stars in the Panerai Traits series chapter, ‘Mare’, wearing the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio. Néry has broken four world records and won two Constant Weight Freediving World Championships. Panerai Traits is a digital series that honours the Italian watch manufacturer’s historic association with the ocean. Néry shares his passion and flair for diving in the waters of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the bay near Nice in France where he was born.
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