Out of the blue, Omega today debuted the Omega Seamaster replica watches with white dials, stylish, retro-inspired take on the Seamaster, offered in a highly elegant 39.5mm case, crafted from either Omega’s proprietary 18k Sedna gold or… yes, stainless steel.
On a personal note, the 40mm-wide De Ville Trésor has been probably my favorite modern Omega: it’s classical, restrained, and under-the-radar, but, with its curvy case and dial, it’s plenty interesting for a dress watch. Plus, its Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement delivers all the goodies Omega can engineer into a movement today… So what exactly is the matter with the Trésor? It’s not available in steel but exclusively in —— very pricey ——- gold of different types
Which lead us to the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia, new Omega Seamaster fake watches that offer comparably beautiful and restrained styling in classical 39.5mm cases, METAS-certified Master Co-Axial Chronometer movements (now an automatic over the Trésor’s hand-wound), and refreshingly, they do come in Sedna gold and steel. And, if you hadn’t guessed already, there is, of course, a story to go with it as well.
Omega says the idea for the Seamaster’s sea horse logo came when one of Omega’s designers visited Venice and saw the gondolas adorned with this fascinating animal —— he liked the possible connection with it and the Seamaster and, since 1957, the Seahorse emblem has been associated with this collection.
While self-proclaimed Omega historians will certainly know of a few vintage Omega Seamaster copy watches with Swiss mechanical movements from the mid-1900s, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that most Omega fans and buyers today think not of a vintage dress watch when they hear the word Seamaster.
Yet, this new-for-2017 piece shares numerous design elements with Seamasters of old, reminding everyone that the Seamaster has not always been about chunky, sporty, and colorful. It goes to show that, if you think about it, not only is Omega itself a very versatile and complex brand, but even its collections can be a bit all over the place sometimes.