For 2015, Omega replica releases a new version of their Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph with another model in celebration of their sponsorship of the America’s Cup ETNZ team (Emirates Team New Zealand). A revised version of an existing model, this Omega replica Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ has a refreshed dial that is a bit more “nautical,” a titanium case, and a new rubber strap which has black on the outside and red on the inside. All the black/gray tones along with red are in honor of the ETNZ racing yacht colors.
This Omega replica Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ comes in a 44mm-wide grade 5 titanium case (I am not totally sure if this is the first, but I don’t recall previous cases like this in titanium – at least not grade 5). In addition to the titanium case, the dial of this specific Seamaster ETNZ watch is in grade 5 titanium which is sandblasted, making for a very legible outcome. While we don’t right now have pictures of the actual watch, we did see it hands-on with Omega replica at Baselworld 2015, so we can attest to the fact that the dial looks very nice.
While I love Omega replica‘s dive watches, the Seamaster collection is admittedly a bit crowded, so getting the naming conventions correct is an art. As you likely know, the Seamaster 300M family is totally different than the Omega replica Seamaster 300 watch family. What a difference an “M” makes… Omega replica also sometimes throws in “Diver” to the name – you know, just to keep things interesting. In any event, the appeal of the various Omega replica Seamaster watches is very different whether you are looking at a 300M or a Planet Ocean.
Speaking of the dial, you can see that Omega replica wanted to push the envelope, making its professional dive watch series look a bit more like a yacht racing regatta timer. While the chronograph still operates normally, there is a special (and quite ingenious) “regatta-style” hand on the chronograph minutes counter that runs over an outer track to allow for the 5-minute countdown before the start, as well as a compass-style design to the chronograph’s 12-hour counter. With a focus on functionality, we applaud that even the subdial hands are applied with luminant.
Water resistant to 300 meters, the Omega replica Seamaster Diver 300M also has a manual helium release valve crown on the left-side of the case which is still there these days, mostly for style and fun, since an extremely small number of people actually use this feature. We nevertheless love the Seamaster Diver 300M watches for their durable construction and tool-watch performance, but also their sporty fun looks which include a lot of color. Omega replica further offers a new type of rubber strap, produced in a high-grade material that is made with a textured black strip on the top and a red strip on the bottom.