A COLLECTOR’S TRIO
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of three great classics by Omega, the brand has launched limited editions that are just as attractive as the originals.
What do the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster have in common? All three were released by Omega in the same year, 1957. The first stood out because of its remarkable level of water-tightness, for the time: down to 300 metres. The second had a reinforced resistance to magnetic fields. As for the third, its precision, water-tightness and solidity managed to win over NASA, who sent it to the moon! To celebrate their 60th birthdays, the manufacture is re-releasing the watches in a limited series of 3,557 copies. All three combine a polished and satin steel case with a black dial and indices in vintage style, coated with Super-Luminova. They all have steel straps, but also two spare straps, one made of leather, the other a NATO strap, and the presentation case includes a tool you can use to change them.
The 39mm case of the Seamaster 300 comes with a black aluminium bezel, and features the original “Naiad” logo on the crown. The case back, meanwhile, has a seahorse that is strictly identical with the one on the 1957 model. The 38mm case of the Railmaster contains a calibre Master Chronometer 8806 that can resist strong magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. The Speedmaster has a diameter of 38.5mm. The tachymeter scale, located on the bezel and not on the dial, was a first in 1957, and can be found in the same place on the current model.
And if you can’t make up your mind, Omega has brought the three timepieces together in a luxury gift set made of oak and limited to 557 pieces. An elegant leather pouch protects the spare straps.
Price: €6,500 (Seamaster 300) – €6,300 (Railmaster and Speedmaster)
By Dan Diaconu