New 1948 Seamaster watches join the ranks

Deeply rooted in WWII history, Omega's new Seamaster 1948 watches are a tribute to the Swiss brand's peaceful use of wartime technology.

 

 

New 1948 Seamaster watches join the ranks

Between 1940 and 1945, Omega delivered more than 110,000 timepieces to the Royal Air Force and other branches of the military. The watches were highly valued by British airmen and sailors for their water resistance and reliability.

At the end of the war, Omega responded to the demand for a timepiece with the same robust technology but more aesthetically suited to civilian life. The result was the Seamaster line, Omega’s first family of watches: beautifully-designed timepieces, given even greater water-resistance than their military counterparts by Omega’s novel use of the O-ring gasket technology.

As part of the Seamaster 70th Anniversary celebrations, Omega is releasing four limited edition tributes to those early battle-proven timepieces: two stainless steel models first seen at Baselworld 2018 and two luxury editions in platinum.

All four watches are driven by METAS-certified Master Chronometer movements, tested at the industry’s highest level and resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. And, all four Seamaster 1948 watches are backed by Omega’s 5-year warranty.

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